New Valorant map name leaked as Riot confirms reveal date

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Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is set to come to an end in just a few weeks to make way for the start of Episode 9. Although the end is neigh, there is still the addition of a brand new battlefield for players to anticipate. The name of the new Valorant map has leaked, and Riot has now explicitly confirmed the reveal date so fans know when to watch the grand reveal live.

You can check out the patch notes for update 8.10 to see the changes from Riot Games’ most recent update. As for patch 8.11, we know of agents who will be receiving nerfs and buffs, and we also know that Haven is set to return as part of a fresh map rotation.

In addition to the above, 8.11 is also set to introduce the new Valorant map. It will be revealed in just over a week, and its name has leaked online.

Valorant leak reveals name of new map

Per ValorantLeaksEN on Twitter, the name of the new upcoming map is Abyss. It is set to be revealed at the Valorant VCT Masters Shanghai Tournament this month.

As for a specific reveal date, Riot has confirmed that it will be showcased on June 9th in a bout between Team CN vs. Team INTL. The match will take place at 12AM PT/ 3AM ET/ 8AM BST, and you will be able to watch it live on the official Valorant eSports website.

The map was previously believed to be called Bastion, but Abyss still lends itself to the belief that there will be an underground component. Back in March, ValorantLeaksEN shared a teaser image of the new map showing an agent grappling down a huge hole in the ground into some sort of tomb.

Sadly, nothing else is known about the new map as of writing other than the leaked name, Abyss, and a supposed underground. Of course, the name Abyss isn’t official as of writing, but, fortunately, we don’t have too much longer to wait until the curtain is pulled aside on the new map.

For more Valorant, check out our 18 tips on how to get better at the game along with our guide for how to appear offline if you don’t want certain friends knowing you’re playing. We also have guides for how to chat with the team, all, and private, along with how to add friends.

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Valorant

  • Release Date: June 2, 2020
    • - 02 June 2020 (PC)
  • Platform(s): PC
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Strategy