The closed beta for Riot’s 5 vs 5 tactical shooter has already got off to a mammoth start. It has already broken records on Twitch, reaching 1.8 million concurrent viewers on day one, totaling 35 million hours watched.
The beta is expected to continue until the game launches in summer 2020. In this time, the only way to obtain access to the beta is to sit, wait, and watch a stream for hours on end, unless you are a streamer, content maker or a member of the press. Based on the research, Riot has collaborated with Twitch to bring its new game to the masses and hand out beta access in the form of drops. All fans have to do is make a Riot account, then they have to link it to their Twitch account. After that, they have to watch specific streams on the platform.
For your information, the beta is provided for the players from the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey and Russia. But Riot plans to expand to Asia, South America and Africa in the weeks and months to come. You have to know that on April 7, 2020, Riot temporarily paused beta drops to give its servers several rest. Since that, the drops have been enabled. We think that it looks like they will stay that way for now.
VALORANT BETA KEY DROP STATUS
Currently, Beta key drops are available. If you are not sure if Valorant beta drops are available, so you are able to load up Twitch. Then, you are able to find a streamer playing the game and look for the “Drops Enabled” tag. If it says enabled, so you are good to go. Or simply you are able to click this link; https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/VALORANT. By clicking that link you will be able to see the full list of streamers with drops enabled.
Apparently, Riot has been transparent with beta drops. It has been regularly updating its fans on Twitter. In this case, if beta drops are disabled for any reason, so Riot is going to announce it. as we know that Valorant beta keys are being handed out on Twitch, randomly rewarding the viewers with the chance to unlock early access to the game. With so, there are lots of players obtaining access. But, how many keys are actually available to get into the closed beta and how many people are going to be able to try it out ahead of time? The answer is unclear. Riot Games has yet to provide that information.
We get information that the professional CS:GO player n0thing said that only 25,000 beta keys would be dropped for the game over its entire closed beta period. However, that could always change. At the moment, it seems like there is no finalized number. Riot is able to set the number of keys. It wants to give out at any given time and expand or limit the number of people who are able to reach access to the closed beta until Valorant’s eventual release this summer 2020.