With Valorant Episode 4 Act 3 already coming to an end, another one is peaking through the window. There are already reports and teasers about what is in store for us for the next Valorant Episode: Episode 5, Act 1. With that, let’s take a closer look at what Valorant could bring to the table soon.

Episode 5 Act 1 Release Date

Currently, there is still no definite date as to when Valorant will drop their newest episode. But, as previously informed, Episode 4 Act 3 will end by June 22, 2022. That means, we may see Episode 5 the day after Episode 4 Act 3 concludes – or maybe not.

Valorant Episode 5 Act 1 New Map

Ahead of Episode 5 Act 1’s release, Valorant has already hinted to its players that they will be adding a new map. This map will be the eighth one, right after the latest added map, Fracture. It has been almost half a year now since Valorant gave us a new battlefield and with the new episode, the streak might just end.

In a tweet posted on June 9 by the official Twitter account of Valorant comes a cryptic message and image regarding a “new map”. Avid players are then quick to translate the writings on the image, which happens to be Portuguese. If we translate it to English, the phrase at the center means: “Celebrate our City, A marvel below the Waves.” In addition to that, the title of the photo also translates to “Shrine Day”.

Recently, ValorLeaks hinted that the new map will be called “Pearl” which has 2 spike sites. In addition to that, it will have the codename “PITT”. Well, it sounds justified as the new map seems to be dwelling underwater. Furthermore, some leaks also suggest that the new dome may really take place in some type of underwater dome or arena. Also, since the writings are in Portuguese, it would be safe to assume that the new map will be set somewhere in Portugal. Maybe Lisbon? We still don’t know, that’s for sure.

Related: Rumor: New Valorant Map – Lisbon, Portugal

New Agent

No leaks have surfaced yet about whether a new agent will be released alongside the new episode. While there is surely a new map coming, a new agent is still doubtful. Although, Valorant loves the idea of adding a new agent every episode.

Valorant Twitch Stream

Riot Games and Valorant will be hosting a developer Livestream via Twitch tomorrow, June 16 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. BST). They will be revealing some details and contents for the next Episode in the said stream. Follow this link to learn more about Episode 5 Act 1.


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