The official embargo for VALORANT’s closed beta gameplay will lift on April 3rd. Many industry insiders are also speculating that on the same day the open beta for this game might also go live.
According to this post in Reddit, the VALORANT beta is gonna be handed out through twitch drops. None of what is in this post is confirmed via any official accounts, however, the source looks pretty solid so far. Since this isn’t official news from Riot games, it is always a good practice to take this claim with a grain of salt.
Here’s how to link your riot account to your twitch account, which lets you get those drops:
- Click your profile icon in the top right on the twitch website and go to Settings
- In the tabs towards the top, go to Connections
- Scroll down to Riot Games and click Connect
- A window will pop up, asking for your riot login+pass. It’s your actual login username, which isn’t necessarily the same as your in-game League username. The same one you use to login to the client.
After you’re done with everything listed above, watching a VALORANT stream will net you a chance at winning a key at random intervals. Make sure it’s not muted in the background (1% volume works) and that the stream title has something similar to [Drops Enabled] in the title.
VALORANT has received so much hype from the FPS community thus far. And the early impression of all the streamers who got a chance to play the closed beta seems really positive. We can only wait for April 3rd to see it for ourselves and decide if it is worth all the hype.