• Here's our hands-on first impressions of Valorant's new map, PEARL

    7 days ago - By VG 247

    Last night , Riot Games' revealed Valorant's latest map, PEARL , via a cinematic trailer and developer livestream. Shortly after the stream, myself, Dorrani, and a bunch of other content creators were invited to test the map out for ourselves. To put it simply, we all had an absolute hoot, and PEARL could be one of Valorant's best maps yet. The eighth map will be introduced to the map pool when Episode 5 Act 1 launches on June 22, alongside a new skinline inspired by the likes of DOOM and Quake. The sad news, however, is that Split will be removed from the map pool for Unrated and...
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  • Valorant is removing Split from the map pool

    Valorant is removing Split from the map pool

    7 days ago - By VG 247

    Valorant revealed a lot of fresh information about what to expect from the upcoming Act 1 of Episode 5, which kicks off on June 22. Not only did they reveal a new underwater map, PEARL , but they also announced some changes to the map pool were being made, and this includes the removal of Split. Via the PlayValorant blog , design lead for the maps team, Joe "Pearl Hogbash" Lansford, explained the decision. After the introduction of Fracture last year, it appears the Valorant team were very excited to finally have seven maps in rotation. Having seven maps would allow tournament best-of-5's...
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