Screengrab Courtesy of Valorant (via YouTube)

Valorant’s Episode 5, Act 1 is already knocking on our doors and there’s a lot to look forward to. With the game’s biggest update of the year so far, you might be wondering when this would officially DIVE IN (get it?). Alongside the battle pass and a lot of new skins comes the newest map in Valorant – Pearl. Hold onto your seats as we tell you everything about the latest Valorant update, Patch 5.0.

According to Valorant, Episode 5, Act 1 will be kicking off on June 22, 2022 ( 6 A.M. PST/ 9 A.M. EST/ 2 P.M. GMT). To those who don’t know, a short server downtime will be experienced by all players from all around the globe. This will serve as a maintenance event before the new act drops. To learn when your local server downtime is, scroll down below.

Server Downtime in Different Time Zones:

  • Asia Pacific: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 2 P.M. PDT
  • Brazil: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 6 A.M. PDT
  • Europe: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 8 P.M. PDT
  • Korea: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 2 P.M. PDT
  • Latin America: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 6 A.M. PDT
  • North America: Servers will be going down for maintenance on June 22, 2022, at 6 A.M. PDT

Note: The downtime could last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, so you might want to relax for a bit before jumping on Valorant again.

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Valorant’s Newest Map: PEARL, Screengrab Courtesy of Valorant (via YouTube)

What’s New In Valorant?

New Map: PEARL

After almost a year since the map Fracture was released, Riot Games is finally adding a new dimension to the game called “Pearl”. Previously dubbed “Pitt”, the new map will resemble that of an underwater dome or more like the “Atlantis”. Pearl will be the eighth arena in Valorant which was previously teased like a million times to all Valorant players. As per Valorant, Pearl will be a three-lane destination (three spike sites) for thrill-seekers.

Unfortunately, even though players will be getting a new playground, the map Split will be removed from Competitive mode as the Standard matchmaking option This means that the

Episode 5, Act 1 Battle Pass

The new battle pass is now up for grabs! If you want to bring your game to the next level, you might want to take a look at what’s inside the collection:

  • Shimmer Classic (Skin)
  • Operation: Vacation Player Card
  • Perfect Pattern Gun Buddy (Accessory)

But, wait, there’s more! If you purchase the Act 1 Premium Battlepass, you can get your hands on these wonderful items:

  • Task Force 809 Phantom (Skin)
  • Spitfire Operator (Skin)
  • Cat Tactics Gun Buddy (Accessory)

New Agent?

While there is no official announcement yet regarding a new agent, Valorant never shies away from introducing a new agent along with a new episode or act. Since Episode 5, Act 1 is their biggest update so far, chances are, a new agent could be well on his/her way.

Event Pass: Crossover

This event will be free for everyone from June 22 until July 12. The Crossover event will feature fantastic Player Cards which are all inspired by comic books.

New Rank: ASCENDANT

Still haven’t reached Radiant rank? We feel you brother! It already seems impossible to climb that ladder and now, Valorant makes it even harder with the new Ascendant rank. Ascendant, will be placed between Diamond and Immortal. Guess that Radiant dreams could wait a bit little longer, eh?

Related: New Valorant Map Pearl – What We Know So Far

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