Valorant PBE Schedule: Upcoming Patch Test Dates, Included Features, More
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The latest season of Valorant has started, Episode 7 Act 1, delivering lots of new features for the players to enjoy. However, it has also produced some bugs that are quite annoying and showcased how broken the new agent Deadlock can be.
To combat these issues, the developers have planned out a few trial runs of the upcoming patches on their PBE (Public Beta Environment) servers. They are separate from the main servers and are used to run trials on certain features before they officially roll out.
For all those interested in trying out possible changes that might be made to Valorant in advance, here is the overall PBE schedule and game updates that it might feature.
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 that get shortlisted get to try out upcoming patches in advance, testing features and gameplay changes before they are officially released.
Valorant PBE Schedule: Upcoming Patches and Test Dates
The current active Patch 7.0 went live on 27th June, marking the arrival of Valorant's Episode 7 Act 1. According to available data, the PBE for this patch had taken place from 23rd June, Friday to 26th June, Monday.
Usually, the PBE for any upcoming patch takes place over the course of 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).
If the above rules are followed and everything goes as planned, the schedule for the next few PBE patches will be as follows.
Valorant Patch 7.00 - 23rd to 26th June
Valorant Patch 7.01 - None
Valorant Patch 7.02 - 14th to 17th July
Valorant Patch 7.03 - 28th to 31st July
Valorant PBE Updates, Changes, and Gameplay Features
There were a whole bunch of things that were introduced to Valorant in Episode 7 Act 1 and with it came some bugs. The upcoming patches will tend to these issues while also tweaking some agent abilities to nerf, buff, or balance them.
Apart from this, the players might also see how the abilities of other agents interact with that of Deadlock, making for a more streamlined and consistent feel.
There could be some changes coming to the Team Deathmatch game mode as well following its insane popularity across the community. However, do take this information with a pinch of salt as nothing official has been announced by Riot Games.