Valorant Episode 6 Act 1 – Release date, maintenance time and new Lotus map

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Here is the release date and maintenance time for Valorant Episode 6 Act 1, as well as information about the upcoming Lotus map.

Valorant Episode 6 Act 1 Release date & Maintenance time

Valorant Episode 6 Act 1 will be released on January 10, 2023. Please keep in mind that this date may vary depending on your location. Maintenance downtime is scheduled for 06:00 PT and 09:00 ET, as well as 20:00 PT for Europe, which corresponds to 04:00 GMT on January 11th.

There is no word on how long the downtime will last, but the competitive queue will be disabled while the patch is readied for deployment.

New Lotus map

Valorant Episode 6 Act 1 Release date The Valorant Episode 6 Act 1 update includes a new map called Lotus. This is a one-of-a-kind playground inspired by Indian stepwells and rock-cut Dravidian architecture and set in Omega Earth’s India, specifically the Western Ghats.

Its design emphasizes high flexibility and movement, as well as mystical and fantastical themes. In addition to these elements, it is similar to the Episode 5 Haven map in that it has three sites. It also features novel mechanics like rotating doors, silent drops, and destructible doors and walls. You can check out this new playground here.

About Valorant

Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games. In October 2019, the game was teased under the codename Project A, and it began a closed beta period with limited access on April 7, 2020, followed by a release on June 2, 2020. Valorant is inspired by the Counter-Strike tactical shooter series, borrowing several mechanics such as the buy menu, spray patterns, and movement inaccuracy.

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Developer(s) Riot Games
Publisher(s) Riot Games
  • David Nottingham
  • Joe Ziegler
  • Anna Donlon
  • John Goscicki
  • Trevor Romleski
  • Salvatore Garozzo
  • Paul Chamberlain
  • Dave Heironymus
  • David Straily
Artist(s) Moby Francke
Composer(s) Jesse Harlin
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Platform(s) Windows
Release June 2, 2020
  • Hero shooter
  • Tactical shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer