The Closed Beta is a period when players could play the game in beta stage. While in the Beta stage, software is generally functional but many features are either missing or incomplete. The focus of testing in beta stage is reducing the impact of glitches and bugs to users when the game is released publicly, and often incorporates usability testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release and this is typically the first time that the software is available outside of the organization that developed it.
Closed Beta period occurred from 5 a.m. PDT April 7, 2020–10:30 a.m. PDT May 28, 2020. Initial regions included Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia, and CIS countries. On May 1, 2020, additional regions included Korea, Latin America, and Brazil.
Closed Beta Access
Twitch streamers that participated in Valorant Bootcamp were given access as well as the ability to distribute access via Twitch drops. Drops occurred on April 3, 2020; then again on April 7, 2020 onward until the end of the Closed Beta.
Distribution was random and determined by game accounts. Players needed to watch a minimum total of two hours of Valorant streams with drops enabled, after which they were eligible for access even when not watching. More watch time increased selection chances with diminishing returns.
|ONSCREEN||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|EthanBenard||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Fl0m||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|GeT_RiGhT||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|HOUNGOUNGAGNE||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Hiko||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Iridium||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|MissHarvey||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Miss_Rage||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|NeoG5||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|n0thing||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Pengu||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege|
|PMLeek||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Shahzam||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Skadoodle||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Trilluxe||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Valkia||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Zander||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege|
Closed Beta Rewards
|First||Player Title||Tier 1, 20k XP|
|Valorant Beta||Player Card||Tier 2|
|V1.0||Player Title||Tier 3|
|Beta Pioneer||Player Card||Tier 4|
- The Reaver Collection consisted of a Reaver Vandal, Reaver Operator, Reaver Sheriff, & Reaver Knife. The Reaver Vandal, Reaver Operator, & Reaver Sheriff all had unlockable/purchasable special effects, reload animations, and final kill effects. The Reaver Operator had an additional red & black variation rather than the usual purple & silver skin. The final effect consisted of a slow blast of purple energy being released from the death area. When the Reaver Operator's red & black variation is used, the purple energy appears as red & black also, matching the skin. At the end of the Closed Beta, these skins were removed, refunded with a 20% increase, and seemingly replaced by the Prime Collection,
- The original Luxe Collection consisting of a Luxe Ghost, Luxe Vandal, Luxe Judge, Luxe Spectre, Luxe Operator, & Luxe Knife. All of these skins were originally red & silver, with some of the skins having unlockable/purchasable variations. These variations could be blue, black & brown camouflage with a shark decal, or bronze. At the end of the Closed Beta, these skins were replaced with an identical collection with the same name, but were Blue & Silver at default, and had no variants.