Valorant’s closed beta will be coming to an end soon. Riot announced that the Valorant public release will be on June 2nd and confirmed that the game will be free to play.
It's @RiotSuperCakes and @RiotZiegler back with an important update on the future of VALORANT. pic.twitter.com/qGZfv3DWEb
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 21, 2020
The studio plans to make its money primarily using in-game purchases for things like skins for guns. A similar tactic to what Fortnite and many other lucrative games have done in recent years.
All of the players who participated in the closed beta will have their stats and experience points reset to zero. This makes sense; Riot wouldn’t want new players to feel they are at a disadvantage or behind in any way. So if you were fortunate to reach the highest rank, it would be wise to take a picture now.
Riot has promised to keep adding new content to Valorant, including creating additional maps and agents. As of now, the game has three maps and 10 agents to choose from. The game is inspired by other first-person tactical shooters such as CS:GO. It will be interesting to see if Valorant can have the same longevity and impact in the competitive world.