VALORANT FAQs

How do I switch regions?

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the VALORANT closed beta, but I was put into the Brazil region. Unfortunately, there is no way to specify your region and only Riot can update it. This seems to be a common issue.

Currently, the only way to update your VALORANT region is to create a support ticket with Riot Games. Create a VALORANT Support request with Riot here.


How do I get beta access?

VALORANT is currently in closed beta. The only way to get access is to watch VALORANT streams on Twitch. You must have a Riot account and you must connect your Riot and Twitch accounts.

  1. Connect your Riot account with Twitch
  2. Watch VALORANT streams
  3. Hope for an invite

Some details have that been surmised:

  • You must watch about 2 hours of streams to become eligible.
  • The sound must be on for the streams.
  • Invite selection is random but is slightly weighted based on hours watched.
  • You do not need to be on Twitch the very moment you get a drop

One last note about odds. On the first day that invites were opened, Twitch reported 1.7 million concurrent viewers. Riot initially reported 100,000 invites. That equates to around 5% of viewers receiving invites to the beta, a statistical rarity.


How do I get developer access to the VALORANT API?

Riot has committed to a robust API platform, allowing developers direct access to stats and game data.

Though no official VALORANT API has been released yet, Riot Games has opened up applications for apps targeting VALORANT. You can apply at developer.riotgames.com.

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UPDATE!

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