Valorant PBE Schedule (8.03 To 8.08): Patch Test Dates, Features, More

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Valorant PBE Schedule (8.03 to 8.08): Patch Test Dates, Features, More

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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Valorant PBE servers are test spaces where certain players get an opportunity to try upcoming gameplay features and changes in advance.
Valorant PBE stands for Public Beta Environment and it is open for enrolment to all players from the North American region.
Here are the dates for the upcoming Valorant PBE test patches and features.

The current season of Valorant, Episode 8 Act 1, is well underway, delivering lots of new features for the players to enjoy. However, it has also produced some annoying bugs that have been taken care off by the developers.

To combat such issues before a new patch goes live, trial runs are planned and executed by Riot Games through the Public Beta Environment (PBE) servers.

This is a different space altogether, separate from the main servers, allowing developers to run tests on new features or changes before officially rolling them out in the game.

Here is information about the upcoming Valorant PBE Schedule from Patch 8.03 to 8.07.


Valorant PBE Schedule and Update: Complete Details

Riot Games has designed a test server called PBE which is open to the public hailing from North America. Anyone interested can sign up and those shortlisted get to try out the upcoming patches in advance, testing features and gameplay changes before they are officially released.

Additionally, the vigilant developers quickly resolve the bugs and other issues reported, allowing them roll out a more stable version of the patch, resulting in a better response from the community.


Valorant PBE Schedule: Patch 8.03 to 8.08 Test Dates

The current active Patch 8.02 went live on 6th February. It was a mid-sized update offering art changes to Viper, visual updates to the decay Debuff, and cosmetic updates for Snakebite Shorty.

In addition to this, even the Esports Hub was brought up-to-date, followed by bug fixes for both gameplay systems and player behavior.

Usually, PBE for any upcoming Valorant Patch takes place throughout an entire weekend, starting on any particular Friday at around 04:00 PM PST (04:30 AM IST) and concluding on the following Monday at around 11:00 PST (11:30 PM IST).


The tentative schedule for the next six PBE patches, which has also been released by the 'Valorant PBE' Reddit page, is as follows.

  1. Valorant Patch 8.03 - 9th February 2024, Friday

  2. Valorant Patch 8.04 - 1st March 2024, Friday

  3. Valorant Patch 8.05 - 8th March 2024, Friday

  4. Valorant Patch 8.06 - None

  5. Valorant Patch 8.07 - 5th April 2024, Friday

  6. Valorant Patch 8.08 - To Be Announced

Valorant PBE Schedule: 8.03 to 8.08

Valorant PBE Updates, Changes, and Gameplay Features

So far there are no leaks or speculations about what changes might be headed our way with these upcoming Valorant PBE Patches which will be spread across February to April of 2024.

However, we do know that 8.03 might be the second last patch for Valorant's current Episode 8 Act 1. It will comprise of changes like Chamber being buffed, more esports features being added to the game, and a couple more things.

The second act of the season is speculated to arrive in early March, paving the path for Episode 8 Act 2.


Do take all this information with a pinch of salt as nothing has been officially announced by Valorant or Riot Games.

Also, these dates are often moved around by the developers even after being confirmed in advance, so there is always a chance of them being postponed.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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