The entire game will then go offline for maintenance as Riot prepares for launch.
FPS fans, get your mice and keyboards ready, as Riot Games' highly-anticipated free-to-play tactical shooter, Valorant, will officially drop worldwide on 2 June for PC. Riot Games' first foray into the first-person shooter genre, after tremendous success over the last decade with MOBA League of Legends, is sure to be a success, and the beta definitely warmed huge amounts of players to it.More news: National Football League reinstates DE Aldon Smith after five-year absence
"Our goal has always been to bring VALORANT to as much of the world as soon as possible, so we're hyped to be able to do so on June 2", said Anna Donlon, executive producer of VALORANT at Riot Games.
The game broke records on Twitch when it entered into closed beta back in April, with 1.7 million concurrent viewers, however, a lot of this will have been down to Riot Games using Twitch as a direct marketing tactic. So, as you'd expect, your progress from the beta won't be carried over. All account progression and statuses will be reset then, and any cosmetic purchases refunded (with accounts gifted a 20 percent bonus on any cosmetic currency purchased).More news: Google’s Pixel 4a release date may be delayed yet again
The game will be launching "across the majority of regions worldwide", Riot says as they talk about reaching out to players worldwide.
Although it might be a bit frustrating to lose the rest of your progress, to some it may be a welcome change; now you've learned more of the game, that original progression might look pretty poor compared to what it will do after a couple of weeks with the full game.More news: Osaka named richest female athlete in the world
Lead game designer Joe Ziegler said in the video, "we've been wanting to get you this game to help brighten these tough times".