When is next Valorant map pool rotation? All competitive maps in Episode 8 Act 3

Franco Diaz
Valorant competitive pool map

Riot introduce a new Valorant map rotation every season to keep the competitive pool fresh. Here’s everything you need to know about the Valorant map rotation in Episode 8 Act 3.

While Valorant has many different maps in its competitive modes, not all of them are available in the current pool. These active rotations ensure that players can only play on a select few of them.

At the moment, seven maps are available in the current competitive rotation. But with the impending introduction of Abyss, the selection of maps will soon change.

On that note, check out when the next Valorant map rotation is in competitive modes.

Is there a date for next Valorant map rotation?

A new map rotation in Valorant arrived on June 11 with Patch 8.11. There is no date set yet for the next one. On June 11, the map pool suffered the removal of Split and Breeze and welcomed the return of Haven.

This temporarily leaves the map pool consisting of six maps.

All Valorant competitive maps in Episode 8 Act 3

With the arrival of Abyss, Valorant’s map pool will expand to 11 available maps. However, as mentioned above, not all maps are eligible in competitive game modes.

Abyss map in Valorant
Abyss features a classic three-lane layout.

Here’s the list of the seven maps currently available in all Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 competitive modes:

  1. Ascent
  2. Bind
  3. Haven
  4. Icebox
  5. Lotus
  6. Sunset

The following maps are not available in the map pool as of Episode 8 Act 3.

  • Abyss
  • Breeze
  • Fracture
  • Pearl
  • Split

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Riot announced Abyss will arrive in the competitive map pool once Valorant Episode 9 begins (9.00 update), currently slated for June 24, 2024.

Valorant map pool rotation explained

Every time Riot release a new Episode in Valorant, some of the maps are removed from the map pool while some are added to the rotation.

This is done to keep the competitive mode fresh and make the learning curve less stressful for players. All maps in the game have their unique line-ups, so if there are 12 maps in the pool, knowing all of them can be hectic for players.

Not only does it reduce the stress on players but it also makes it easy for new players to get a hang of the maps and how to navigate through them in the competitive mode.

That’s all you need to know about the Valorant map pool rotation. We’ll make sure to keep you informed as soon as Riot reveal the next map rotation.

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