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New Valorant Map “Abyss”: Release Date, Leaks, and How to Watch

Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is nearing its end, paving the way for the highly anticipated Episode 9. As the current episode concludes, players have much to look forward to, including the introduction of a brand new map. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming changes and the new map, Abyss.

End of Episode 8 Act 3 and Introduction of Episode 9

Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 is set to conclude in just a few weeks, making way for the start of Episode 9. This transition marks the end of the current act and the beginning of new content and updates for players to enjoy.

Valorant New Map: Abyss

Leaked Information and Official Confirmation

The name of the new Valorant map, Abyss, was initially leaked by the ValorantLeaksEN account on Twitter. Riot Games has since confirmed the reveal date, ensuring fans know when to tune in for the grand unveiling.

Reveal Date and Event Details

Abyss is set to be revealed at the Valorant VCT Masters Shanghai Tournament. The official reveal will take place on June 9th during a match between Team CN and Team INTL. The match is scheduled for 12AM PT / 3AM ET / 8AM BST, and fans can watch it live on the official Valorant eSports website.

Map Details

While the name Abyss has been leaked, not much else is known about the map other than its supposed underground setting. The official reveal will provide more details, but for now, players can only speculate about what the new battlefield will entail.

Patch 8.11: Agent Changes and Map Rotation

Agent Nerfs and Buffs

Patch 8.11 will bring several changes to agents, focusing on balancing the duelist role. Raze will receive nerfs, particularly targeting her satchel ability, while Iso, Neon, and Reyna will receive buffs to enhance their viability in team play. Reyna’s changes aim to improve her team play while reducing her solo ranked strengths.

Map Rotation

With the release of patch 8.11, the map rotation will also see changes. Breeze and Split will rotate out, making room for Haven to return to the map pool.

Release Schedule for Patch 8.11

Patch 8.11 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 11/Wednesday, June 12. The servers for North America, LATAM, and Brazil will go down on Tuesday at 6:00 am PT and come back up around 10:00 am PT. European players will experience downtime on Wednesday at 4:00 am BST, with servers expected to return at 8:00 am BST.

As Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 comes to a close, players have much to look forward to with the introduction of the new map, Abyss, and the upcoming changes in patch 8.11. The official reveal of Abyss at the VCT Masters Shanghai Tournament on June 9th is an event not to be missed. Stay tuned for more updates and prepare for the exciting new content in Episode 9.


By keeping up with the latest updates and changes, players can stay ahead in the game and make the most of the new content coming their way.

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