Earth, the third planet from the Sun within the Solar System, serves as the primary location for Valorant. It is also the only planet in the universe known to sustain life. At some point before the events of the game, Earth endured some form of a non-Euclidian cataclysm known as First Light, which left the planet's surface permanently disfigured and governments around the world in shambles. Along with an inevitable change in world order, select individuals across the globe gained special abilities. They came to be known as Radiants.