Valorant’s brand new episode, Dimension, will be released in a few hours, and the new update features an exciting number of changes and content for fans.
One of the biggest highlights of the upcoming 5.0 patch will be the arrival of the new Pearl map, along with a whole new range of weapon skins, a new Battle Pass, and new stickers, sprays, and weapon buddies. fire.
On their official server status website, Riot Games has officially announced that in light of the upcoming episode and Patch 5.0, Valorant servers will be temporarily down at 06:00 AM PDT for North America, LATAM, and Brazil.
Servers should be down for an hour or two as the update is quite large. However, prior to the release of the patch, the competitive queue will also be disabled, with player rankings being fully reset.
Valorant’s next card, Pearl, is a wonder under the waves
One of the most appealing features that Pearl is about to arrive with is its core aesthetic and the way Riot Games was able to champion the concept of “wonder beneath the waves” for the map, providing multiple pathways to factory sites and a chaotic mid-section.
This will be the first Omega Earth or Earth-2 map in the game’s mirrorverse lore, and it’ll be pretty exciting to see how it plays out in both standard and competitive matchmaking.
Unlike previous maps, Pearl won’t feature any special features like ziplines, gates, ropes, or even teleporters. It is fairly traditional in design and will support three lanes like Haven, devoid of mechanical hooks.
Aesthetically, the arena will have a cooler color palette, which will induce a sort of nighttime map feel that has been absent from previous Valorant maps so far. Strategically, it will include many hiding places and angles that would open up new ways to ambush the opponent and outwit them.
Speaking of maps, as Pearl heads to the live servers later today, Split will be making a release and the map will be taken out of rotation for Competitive and Standard matches. Riot is concerned about card pool health for Valorant; therefore, they will be looking to temporarily remove Split from the game.