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Valorant 5.01: Release dates, updates, and all you need to know

Players will reportedly get to test the upcoming features in the Public Beta Environment (PBE) before it goes live in the main client.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 24 June 2022 5:47 pm

Valorant 5.01

Valorant players are gearing up for the release of the highly-anticipated next Episode and its first Act in Riot’s multiplayer FPS. This will kick start the new era for the game, with updated content being added to the lore, cosmetics, and possibly a new map that Riot has been hinting at for a while now. Before each patch, players will reportedly get to test the upcoming features in the Public Beta Environment (PBE) before it goes live in the main client.

This will help Riot to weed out any crinkles and smoke out any bugs to ensure players get the best possible experience once the patch gets released worldwide. The PBE schedule for the upcoming patches has recently been revealed for players to get acquainted with. While there are already several leaks in the market for Valorant players to get an idea of what’s in store for them, SportsTiger assembles all the details available regarding Valorant Episode 5 Act 1. Let’s take look at the details.

Release Dates:
Episode 5 Act 1 will go live on the following dates and times for each region:
North America: 22nd June 06:00 AM PST
Europe: 22nd June 03:00 PM CST
Southeast Asia: 23rd June 03:00 AM IST

[If Riot faces any errors or technical glitches while releasing the updates, these timings could change.]

Updates:

The upcoming update will mark the beginning of Episode 5 of the game. The schedule for all Episode 5 Act 1 patches for PBE was recently revealed in a tweet by the Valorant data miner. The tentative dates are as follows:

Patch 5.00 – Friday, June 17, 2022
Patch 5.01 – Friday, June 24, 2022
Patch 5.02 – TBA
Patch 5.03 – Friday, July 22, 2022
Patch 5.04 – Friday, August 22, 2022
Patch 5.05 – TBA

The dates mentioned above mark the first day of the PBE patches, which will open on Friday at around 4.00 pm PDT and end next Monday at 11.00 am PDT. The tweet also mentioned that these dates may change subject to various factors, and they are not “set in stone.”

About the game’s Public Beta Environment:
Reports have suggested that fans can register for the game’s PBE server and try out the new content beforehand. Riot has claimed that the payers’ live account must have no restrictions or current bans and must be in the North American region.

Expectations from Episode 5?
Riot’s recent hints have suggested that Valorant will get its eighth map, which will have an aquarium or underwater locations as its theme. The fracture was the last map added, and this was back in September 2021 with Episode 3 Act 2.

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