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New Valorant Map ‘Canyon’ Leaks: All That We Know So Far

Abhimannu Das
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Valorant's next map is rumored to be 'Canyon', which may release in Episode 3 Act 2 or Act 3.
Teasers of the next map first showed up in the Episode 3 Act 1 battle pass and then in the current Night Market.
The earliest Canyon may release is on 8th September, when Episode 3 Act 1 ends.

Riot Games is known for including teasers for future content. In Episode 2 Act 3, there were a lot of hidden teasers leading up to the release of the game’s latest map, Breeze. With another new map around the corner, fans have discovered some information about Valorant’s next map which is likely to drop in Episode 3 Act 2. The latest leaks suggest that the game’s next map will be called ‘Canyon.’ The first teaser was seen in the current battle pass and another one showed up in the latest iteration of the Night Market. Here is a closer look at all the teasers by Riot Games so far.

Everything we know about ‘Canyon’ in Valorant

Canyon is supposedly the game’s next map according to leaks, and while Riot Games has included obvious teasers, the name of the map is subject to change. In one of the photos in the battle pass, a canyon-like environment is visible with large rocky mountains. There are also some buildings and flora visible in the background, which is possibly where the combat in the upcoming map will take place. The location looks very different from all the other maps we have currently, which makes it a likely contender for being the game’s next map.

Another image was seen during the Night Market drop with one side of the map featuring greenery while the other being a desert-like environment. It could be that the map will feature two different types of climates. Very little is known about the map so far and as we get closer to Valorant Episode 3 Act 2, we will get more information about the game’s newest map.

When will Canyon release in Valorant

Episode 3 Act 1 will end around 8th September, and Episode 3 Act 2 should kick off on the same day. With Riot Games releasing its new agents and maps whenever a new episode or act drops, it is likely that the Canyon map will be available next month. If Canyon is in the works for Act 3 instead of Act 2, then players will have to wait till October 2021 to get their hands on the new map.

There is no information about the new map or a release date for the next content update yet from Riot Games. Players should wait for official confirmation and take leaks with a grain of salt.

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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.