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Valorant Episode 3 Release Date: When is The Next Major Content Update

Abhimannu Das
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  • Valorant's Episode 3 is set to release later this month and it will include a new agent that has fans excited.
  • The patch will also include balance changes for Astra, Breach, Yoru and Skye.
  • The update is expected to release around June 22, 2021.

Valorant Episode 3 is expected to launch at the end of Act 2 Episode 3 and it has fans excited for all the new content that is headed their way. The upcoming episode is set to include a new character, new cosmetics, balance changes, and more. With Riot Games offering some details on the upcoming Valorant Episode 3 content, fans are eagerly waiting for the game’s next agent who is currently codenamed “Grenadier.” The game had a successful first year and fans are excited to see what’s in store in Year 2 of Valorant. Read on to find out Valorant Episode 3’s release date and find out more about the content that’s headed our way. 

Valorant Episode 3 Release Date

Although Riot Games haven't confirmed it yet, Valorant Episode 3 is expected to launch around June 22, 2021. Valorant Episode 2 Act 3 will conclude on June 21, 2021 according to the battle pass. If we go by the pre-existing pattern of three acts per episode, then Episode 3 should be available as soon as the current season ends in less than two weeks. 

What’s Coming in Valorant Episode 3

Riot Games talked about how Breeze did not release with a new agent but the studio is looking to release a new agent in the upcoming update. The studio revealed that there was no agent released alongside the Breeze map as it is looking to focus on quality over speed.

Character producer John Goscicki teased “This time around we are throwing in some abilities that should feel familiar to folks who’ve played traditional FPS games their whole lives, but with added elements that will make those recognizable abilities unique within our roster. This is an Agent whose utility can create moments where you must rely on your gunplay.”

Riot Games revealed that it wanted to go all-in with agents that see little play in the meta and are evaluating if the approach worked. The team has noticed an increase in play rate but if she becomes too oppressive in the current meta, she will be nerfed. Character producer John Goscicki did state that “there are some rough edges here we may need to smooth out” which could suggest some tweaks to the agent can be expected. Other agents that will be receiving changes include Astra, Yoru, Skye, and Breach. The developers talked about how they want to tone down the ability to use multiple flashes in a row which means that Breach and Skye are due to receive some major changes. 

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.

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