When does Valorant Episode 9 start? Episode 8 Act 3 end date

Nikhil Bahuguna
Valorant Omen with Outlaw marksman rifle

Valorant players are looking forward to the release of Episode 9, but when does it start? Here’s everything you need to know about the Valorant Episode 9 start date.

Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is coming to its end but players can still jump into Riot’s shooter to finish grinding the Battle Pass and redeem all the premium and free rewards before Valorant Episode 9 rolls around. The current Act marks the final stretch of Episode 8 in Valorant, but when will the new one start?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Valorant Episode 9 release date.

Valorant Episode 9 Act 1 release date: Episode 8 Act 3 end date

Riot confirmed that Valorant Episode 9 will arrive on June 26, 2024, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET/ 2 PM BST. Keep in mind that devs always schedule server maintenance right after the end of an Act, which temporarily disables Valorant servers.

Valorant Episode 9 content confirmed

As of writing, Riot have only confirmed the introduction of Abyss to the Valorant Episode 9 competitive map pool. This new map, introduced in the 8.11 update, features a three-line and two-site layout.

Abyss map in Valorant
Abyss was introduced in the Valorant 8.11 update.

Although the devs have confirmed that there won’t be any major changes to the meta until August 2024, some adjustments and fixes to the most popular Valorant Agents are expected in the next update. Lastly, players can also look forward to a new Battle Pass loaded with rewards to grind.

We will make sure to update this page as soon as Riot or insiders provide more information about the Episode 9 update.

So there you have it, now you know when Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 will end to make way for the highly anticipated Episode 9 Act 1. Keep your eyes peeled for Riot announcing a new Agent, skin bundles, or balance changes that will shift the Valorant meta.

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