How long does a game of VALORANT take?

  • Round length: 1 min 40 seconds
  • Buy phase length: 30 seconds
  • Spike timer: 40 seconds

Games are played best of 25, first to 13 wins. Going the distance for 25 rounds has an absoulte maximum match time of just over 70 minutes. To date, the shortest game I have played is 29 min 57 seconds and an average game length of 35 minutes 30 seconds. Theoretially, you could win (or lose) 13 straight rounds quickly and finish up in about 20 minutes.


What is Spike Rush?

Spike Rush is a fast paced, quicker game mode in VALORANT.

  • Each player on offense spawns with a spike
  • There are pickupable powerups like hyper speed, crippling decay, and damage amp
  • Buy phase has been replaced with a barrier phase lasting 25 seconds
  • Weapons are given automatically (no choices, same for everyone)

Read our Spike Rush overview

When does VALORANT launch?

VALORANT was released on June 2nd, 2020.

Release time per region:

  • Korea, Japan, Asia-Pacific: 8AM KST

  • EU, Turkey, MENA, Russia & CIS: 7AM CEST

  • NA, LATAM & South America: 5AM PDT / 8AM EDT

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 no longer in beta. Play now at

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?

The VALORANT API has officially launched. Read more here:

Recent Comments

spike rush is not the game mode we were looking for..they say warmup and cool down but it very different from regular game..its fun but not good for that..i like i have to learn new weapns and its very causal

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WOW we are only 12 days away from launch

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I was given a support link that detected my region and was able to update it through their website. The website said it would take about an hour to transfer my account, but ended up taking less than two. Here is that support reply:

Can you do me a favor and go to the following we...

dgxshiny dgxshiny on HELP! I was put in the wrong region! [solved]

First update: today, almost exactly 14 hours later, I received an automated update. They again stressed high volume requests and to expect delayed responses. Everything else was pretty straight forward, they want me to confirm I want to change my region and that I understand that my account progr...

dgxshiny dgxshiny on HELP! I was put in the wrong region! [solved]

I submitted my support request at 10PM local time last night and got a standard response confirming my ticket, but no support update yet.

Looks like a response will take longer than normal due to a high volume of requests, sit tight and one of our specialists will answer you as soon as they...

dgxshiny dgxshiny on HELP! I was put in the wrong region! [solved]

i got responded to my support request on next day asking if i am sure and my progress will be reset i said yes and now still waiting

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@Bloomed Well they do have software installed on your computer, so they could get your hardware MAC address pretty easily. They aren't confined to the limits of the web browser as you are insinuating.

I would bet they can combine MAC address with your hardware profile to come up with a pretty...

Fireya Fireya on Account & Hardware Bans for Cheaters Incoming

How does a hardware ban really work? Do they do like a mac address ban? Can they ban a mac address? Can they even see a mac address? I don't think mac addresses leave your local area network so even if you are online they aren't seeing your mac address just your IP or something

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great, can't wait to be low-tier bronze just like in league

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