Valorant to receive its first map rotation in 6 months is confirmed as Haven returns along with a new map

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Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is in full swing now and players are eagerly awaiting the start of Episode 9. Ahead of the start of the new Episode next month, Riot Games has released its latest development update where the team reveals everything they have been working on and what to expect over the coming months, including the highly anticipated replay mode.

During the recent Valorant development update, Product Manager Coleman Palm and Game Designer Dan Hardison gave an update on the map rotations and what to expect in the upcoming 8.11 update.

“We’ve heard a lot of feedback from you all about map rotations lately, and we’ve been talking as a team about how we can make this experience better overall. Rest assured that your feedback has been heard loud and clear. As a starting point, we’re going to be more transparent around map rotations going forward so you all know when they’re happening ahead of time. In the spirit of this, we want to confirm that the map pool will be rotating with Patch 8.11 in early June—Breeze and Split will be rotating out, and Haven will be rotating back in.”

This will mark the first time that Valorant has seen a map rotation in six months, with the last being in January 2024. Since then, players have been stuck playing on the same maps, which has been good for competitive players to allow for consistency, but for more casual players it has been incredibly frustrating. With the Valorant VCT Masters Shanghai 2024 wrapping up on June 9th, it is the perfect opportunity to switch things up with the next update. The tournament will also be where the new Bastion map will be officially revealed, giving players a first look at the map ahead of the 8.11 update.

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Valorant

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