As announced by Anna Donlon - Executive Producer of VALORANT and Joe Ziegler - Game Director of VALORANT last month, VALORANT is launching to most of the world tomorrow on the 2nd of July.
The first episode of VALORANT titled ‘Ignition’ which is releasing globally tomorrow, for regions like Vietnam it won’t be possible to launch the game just yet. Meanwhile, players from India and the Middle East will be able to play the game via the South East Asian and European servers respectively.
Sukamal Pegu - Head of Publishing, India and South Asia at Riot Games offered clarity on this saying that,
“Riot Games is highly committed to providing the India and rest of the South Asia region with an excellent gaming experience. While you'll be joining the worldwide launch on June 2, the official servers which will support Middle East & South Asia will come later in the year”.
He went on to acknowledge that players from South Asia might experience higher latency due to them having to play on the SEA servers temporarily. He concluded by recommending players from these regions to register with their actual home countries and original Riot IDs to make their future server transition easier.
VALORANT will be launching along with dedicated 128-tick servers for all players, absolutely free. It will also include a few other things like:
While these might be the new features rolling out with the game, the developers have also noted that there are two known issues with the game which haven’t been resolved yet.
After having spent close to two months in closed beta the developers at VALORANT are now feeling confident about the game which is set to release worldwide tomorrow.