What Time Does Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 and Fracture Map Come Out?
Here's when you'll get to play the Fracture map.
After getting delayed last month, the Episode 3 Act 2 update for Valorant is close to its official release. And if you’re wondering when Riot Games will release the next major patch globally, here’s everything you need to know.
Undoubtedly, Episode 3 Act 1 has been nothing short of amazing. We finally got the much-awaited Kay/O agent along with the amazing battle pass skins. But now, it’s time for players to move on to the next Act.
The entire Valorant community is excited to experience the Fracture map, scheduled to release with Episode 3 Act 2 update. Also, the new battle pass will come with three weapon skin lines, Artisan, Nitro, and Varnish. So, players are excited to get their hands on the new skins.
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Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 Release Time: When Does Episode 3 Act 1 Ends?
Update: Recently, Riot confirmed that they will deploy Episode 3 Act 2 update for Valorant at 6 AM PDT on September 8th (North America). Whereas, for players in the Europe region, the update will be available at 4 AM BST on September 9th, 2021. You can check the update timing for your region y vising Valorant’s service status page.
Initially, Riot Games planned to kick start Episode 3 Act 2 on August 24th, 2021. However, the devs extended Act 1 for two more weeks, and now, Act 2 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, with the release of the Fracture map.
Episode 3 Act 1 will end on the same day along with the current battle pass. So, you have around two days left to complete the Act 1 battle pass if you are still behind.
Riot released the Act 1 update in North America at 6 AM PDT (Pacific Timing) with a downtime lasting for four hours. So, we can expect the Episode 3 Act 2 update to also release around the same time. Anyway, Riot will soon disclose the exact release timing of Patch 3.05 for every region, so we’ll update this post if the release time is different from what we’ve mentioned.
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When Does Episode 3 Act 1 Competitive Queue Ends?
The official announcement confirmed that Competitive Act 1 would end on September 7th; however, the release date may vary depending on your region. Currently, the service status page for Valorant says that the Competitive Queue will end soon. The specific time for that shows 7:30 PM IST, which is 7 AM PDT/ 9 AM EST/10 AM EST/ 4 PM CEST.
Note that the specific time for the Competitive queue’s end may also vary for every region. You can check the timing for your region by visiting the Act Rank tab.