Riot Games has announced that fans can no longer get access to the Valorant beta by watching streams on Twitch and hoping to get a key drop.
The news comes as Riot announced the full launch date for Valorant, which is June 2, and also revealed that the beta would be ending just before launch on May 28.
Many players were hoping that they would have one last shot at getting into the beta before the game launched but Riot has now announced that all key drops on Twitch have been ended and no one else will be getting into the beta, so if you aren’t in it now you will have to wait until the full launch on June 2 to get your hands on Valorant.
If you weren’t fortunate enough to get into the beta, but did link your Twitch account to your Riot account and watch enough Valorant streams to make you eligible for access to the beta then you will have an exclusive player card in your inventory once the game launches as a reward.
If you did manage to get into the beta you can continue to play as normal until 9:00 am PT on May 28, when the find a game function will be taken offline. All matches that start will be able to finish, as the entire server infrastructure will not go offline until 10:30 am PT.
Riot also reminded those that are already in the beta that all progress will be reset when the full game launches, however, any rewards you earned from the closed beta player pass will still be in your account at launch.
Any skins you may have purchased through the store will not carry over to the full launch, however, any Valorant Points you purchased will be in your account for use in the full game, along with an extra 20%. So if you purchased 1000 Valorant Points you will start with 1200 in the full launch.
The beta has proven incredibly popular, with hundreds of thousands of fans hoping to get access by watching streams on Twitch. Despite only being in beta Valorant has already established itself as one of the biggest games on the platform, and early esports tournaments such as the T1 Invitational have proven very popular. It will be exciting to see how the competitive side of the game grows once Valorant fully launches in just over a week.
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