When is Valorant Act 3 coming: Everything You Need to Know about the next big update

The upcoming Act 3 may bring a new agent and a map with it.

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With Act 2 of Riot’s tactical shooter Valorant nearing its end, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Valorant act which is set to arrive in the next few days. The introduction of the new act will refresh the ranks of all players, and the current ranks will be locked to the accounts as their Act rank in the game.

When is Act 3 coming?

Riot has already confirmed on multiple Occasions that Valorant Act 3 will arrive on October 13th.

If you play in North American servers, you’ll be able to queue for your last ranked game this Act till 4:30 AM Pacific Time. Games queued after that will count towards your next Act’s rank.

What’s new in Act 3?

Other than the rank reset, nothing much is confirmed by Riot as of yet on what’s about to happen on the 13th. But don’t worry, Riot has left a number of hints teasing an upcoming agent or a new map (or both).

The first clue left by Riot dates back to September 24th, when the Valorant Twitter account shared a cryptic picture with the caption, “Who’s on the bench?”

The translation turned out to be rather odd,

“A look on the rise

River king

Discovered the place belonged to him”

Players began to suspect that “the rise” could instead be depicted as “Ascent”, the map in Valorant. Interestingly enough, Ascent has a bench in it. “Who’s on the bench,” you ask? 

The answer is Tahm Kench, a champion from League of Legends. Judging by Riot’s tweet, there’s a possibility that he can be the next agent coming to Valorant.

The second teaser was tweeted out by Riot just yesterday. “Decode this,” the tweet said, with an attached image of a similar cryptic picture like the last tweet 

The translation for the image was different this time. 

“Bring a coat, Forget weapon, It is cold over here”

This seems to be pointing towards a potential winter-themed map being added to the game alongside Act 3.

While none of these speculations have been confirmed by Riot themselves, it’s only a matter of time before we find out what the devs have in store for us.

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Also Read: Valorant Ranking System Explained

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