Take a look at all the updates, maps, skins, and changes coming to Valorant in the Patch 5.01 aka Valorant Episode 5 Act 1.
Riot has been one of the only Game orgs that have been actively listening to the community. Due to this, we have seen some massive updates and changes over the years. And with the current act and Episode coming to a close in a few days, here are all the updates coming to Episode 5.
We already took a look at some previously leaked updates, but here is a summary of all the upcoming updates. Hope these updates stand up to our expectations and swipe us off of our feet like Valorant always does.
Valorant 5.01 Patch Leaks
New Map: Pearl
Join us for Dia do Santuário–a celebration of PEARL: The wonder beneath the waves. pic.twitter.com/7zR9zMiuY5
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) June 16, 2022
Pearl is the new map joining us in the upcoming act. It is a beautiful place set in Lisbon, Portugal, and that it might be situated under the sea in a dome.
New Rank: Ascendant
NEW RANK ASCENDANT FOR EP5 – Above Diamond, below Immortal! #VALORANT#Ascendant Facts From Livestream:
– All players under Ascendant will be pushed up
– Immortal will be harder to achieve, leading to fewer leaderboard/Immortal players
– Highest placement is now Ascendant 1 pic.twitter.com/vvfGYVW5bE
— EvrMoar (@RiotEvrMoar) June 16, 2022
At the beginning of next Epiosde’s first Act, we will be introduced to a new rank, Ascendant. This rank will go between Diamond and Immortal. This rank is being added to kind of balance out the current standings of players and help them climb a little faster.
New Collection: Prelude to Chaos
— ValorLeaks | Valorant Leaks & Info (@ValorLeaks) June 16, 2022
The collection will have the following:
- Melee – 2 levels – 3 additional variants
- Vandal – 3 levels – 3 additional variants
- Operator- 3 levels – 3 additional variants
- Stinger- 3 levels – 3 additional variants
- Shorty- 3 levels – 3 additional variants
- Gunbuddy & Spray
The price of the bundle will most probably be 2175 VP per gun, 4350 VP for melee, and an overall 8700 VP bundle.
Split out of rotation
Because of the new map addition coming next act, Riot decided to take the rotation tactic. In this Valorant will either keep a map vaulted/ out of the rotation for an act or for an Episode. And then another map will take its place. And for the upcoming act Riot is going to vault Split out of the rotation.
As usual with a new episode, comes a new Rank reset. This is where riot will drop us down to 3 or 4 ranks lower than our last rank to make people work more. But Riot devs did mention that this time ranks reset will not be that harsh.
Valorant Episode 5 Act 1 Realease Date
Episode 5 Act 1 will go live on the following dates and times for each region:
- North America: 22nd June 06:00 AM PST
- Europe: 22nd June 03:00 PM CST
- Southeast Asia: 23rd June 03:00 AM IST
All the above timings are the pre-defined default timing, however, if Riot faces any errors or exceptions while releasing the update, these timings could change. But that seems unlikely.