Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 Premier map pool and changes shared by Riot

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Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is set to start in less than a week. It is currently slated to begin on April 30th, so you only have less than a week remaining to collect everything part of the Act 2 battle pass. We don’t know anything about the Episode 8 Act 3 battle pass as of yet, but Riot Games has confirmed changes to Valorant Premier mode along with the map pool until the end of June.

While we don’t officially know too much about the upcoming chapter, Riot Games has also confirmed that patch 8.08 will fix a major Agent bug. Leaks have also revealed a gorgeous new bundle similar to League of Legends’ Spirit Blossom, and it’s been corroborated that Valorant is finally getting heavily requested skins in an announcement post that was quickly deleted from socials.

Although the Agent bug fix and pretty in pink skins are two positives to anticipate, fans can also expect changes to Premier mode along with an exciting map rotation.

Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 Premier mode changes

Below are all of the upcoming changes/additions to Premier mode in Valorant Episode 8 Act 3:


  • Teams that win their playoff bracket this stage will be promoted at least one division at the start of the next stage. The top two contender teams in each zone will get the opportunity to make into the challengers league.

Invite Division in E9A1:

  • Quality for the Invite Division in E9A1 by being one of the top 32 teams in your zone’s contender division at the end of the stage.

600 Playoff Qualification:

  • Playoff Qualification threshold is now 600 premier score for all divisions.

Episode 8 Act 3 Premier map pool

And below is the map pool rotation for Premier mode in Valorant from May to June:

  • Week 1 – May 8th – 12th
    • Bind
  • Week 2 – May 15th – 19th
    • Lotus
  • Week 3 – May 22nd – 26th
    • Ascent
  • Week 4 – May 29th – June 2nd
    • Sunset
  • Week 5 – June 5th – 9th
    • Breeze
  • Week 6 – June 12th – 16th
    • Split
  • Week 7 – June 19th – 22nd
    • Icebox
  • Playoffs – June 23rd

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