A vacation, everything I ever wanted.
Act of Riot Games' next tactical FPS Valorant is on the way, but rather than a freezing cooler, things will get a little brighter. Next week, Valorant Agents are heading to Breeze.
A new map, Breeze, will launch on April 27, 2022 alongside the Act 2 Episode 3 battle pass. Today Riot showcased the new location, located on a remote island in the southern part of the triangle. of Bermuda. Completely normal place for a shootout.
Senior game designer Sal Garozzo said that one of Breeze's main goals was to build "larger, more open spaces with longer sight lines" than other maps in the Valorant pool at the moment. While this might sound great for snipers, it also opens up the possibility for some agents to use their abilities in new ways – long range denial of sight moves, like Viper's Toxic Screen or Astra's Ultimate, are likely useful for those long queues.
There's also a new battle pass to clear experience into, with new gun skins, player cards, gun buddies, and sprays to collect. As always, there's a free track and a paid track for $9,99, and the pass will run from April 27 through June 21, 2022.
As Valorant approaches its first anniversary since launch, it has managed to establish itself as one of the competitive FPS games to watch alongside Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six Siege. What more might be in store for this game will be fun to watch, although if League of Legends' long lifespan is any indication, it's here to stay for quite a while.
Valorant's new battle pass and map will go live next week on April 27, 2022.