Riot shares Valorant Premier map schedule for Episode 9 Act 1

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June is a massive month for the Valorant community. Fans have been treated to the release of a brand new map, Abyss, and the game has finally landed on console for PS5 and Xbox through a limited beta. Now, next week, we will be treated to the start of Episode 9 Act 1. Ahead of the release day, Riot has confirmed the Premier map schedule for Valorant Episode 9 Act 1.

In addition, a Riot developer has confirmed a nerf, change, and bug fixes for Episode 9. The release date is June 27th, and it will be available to enjoy on PS5 and Xbox consoles for players with access to the limited beta. If you are able to play on console right now, make sure you avoid using a mouse and keyboard as this has resulted in bans.

We cannot wait for the beginning of Episode 9, and players should be aware of the Premier schedule before the new period begins.

Valorant Episode 9 Act 1 Premier map schedule

Below is the Premier map schedule for Valorant Episode 9 Act 1:

  • Lotus – June 27th – 30th
  • Bind – July 3rd – 7th
  • Haven – July 10th – 14th
  • Icebox – July 17th – 21st
  • Sunsent – July 24th – 28th
  • Abyss – July 31st – August 4th
  • Ascent – August 7th – 11th (Playoffs on August 11th)

All of the above has been confirmed by the official Valorant Twitter account:

Ahead of Episode 9 Act 1, you should know that the Episode 8 Act 3 Battle Pass ends at 6AM PT/9AM ET/2PM BST on June 26th. Make sure to get everything part of the battle pass between now and this official end time.

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