How to play Valorant console beta: Start date, signup details, more

Aryan Singh
Viper in Valorant

Valorant is coming to consoles beginning with a limited beta test. So, if you want to check out Riot’s FPS on a PlayStation or Xbox, here’s how to play the Valorant console beta, including start date, signup details, and more.

Valorant needs no introduction. Riot’s competitive shooter has been at the forefront of global Esports for years, although it has been exclusively available on PC. As revealed during Summer Games Fest 2024, the tactical shooter is now coming to consoles, starting with a limited beta test.

For players interested in trying out the game, here’s how to play the Valorant console beta, including the start date, signup details, crossplay status, and more.

Valorant console beta start date

The Valorant console beta will go live on June 14 at around 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST. Riot haven’t yet confirmed when the beta will end, but they have said they’ll announce an end date once they feel “confident in where the game is at.”

Valorant console beta platforms

The Valorant console beta will only be available on PS5 and Xbox Series XIS. The devs have provided no information on a potential PS4 or Xbox One release yet, although that seems highly unlikely.

How to sign up for Valorant console beta

Follow these steps to sign up for the Valorant console beta:

  1. Head to the official Valorant console beta website.
  2. Click on “Register Now.”
  3. Sign into a Riot Account
  4. If selected, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to access the game on June 14.

You’ll have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for the beta, these include:

  1. Live in the NAEU, or JP regions
  2. Have an existing Valorant Account in good standing (no current bans/suspensions on Valorant or Riot level)
  3. Own an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5

You can head to the console beta website and check eligibility before signing up.

Will Valorant have cross-play?

No, Valorant will not have cross-play between console and PC to maintain “competitive integrity.” However, you’ll be able to share progression and your inventory across the PC and console versions if they’re linked to the same Riot account.

This means that the skins you’ve purchased on PC will carry over the console version. The same goes for any Agents that you’ve already unlocked and your in-game currencies. It’s important to note that the Ranked system for both platforms will be different, and you’ll have separate rank and MMR when playing on either platform.

Valorant console beta game modes

The Valorant console beta will feature the core, non-competitive game modes on launch. The competitive modes will be added at a later date. Here are all the game modes you can expect to see in the console beta:

  • Unrated
  • Swift Play
  • Deathmatch
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Custom Game

Valorant console beta map pool

The initial Valorant console beta map pool for non-competitive modes will include:

  • Abyss
  • Ascent
  • Bind
  • Haven

Other maps will be added to the pool in future updates. Although, players can access all 11 maps in Team Deathmatch and Custom Games.

That was everything to know about the Valorant console beta. If the beta will be your first time playing the tactical shooter, check out the best Agents in the game and the ones with the highest pick rate.

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