When is Lotus getting added to VALORANT’s competitive mode? Picture: Valorant

When is Lotus getting added to VALORANT’s competitive mode? Picture: Valorant

When is Lotus getting added to VALORANT’s competitive mode?

Newsroom Jan 13, 2023

So, if you're hankering to play the new map competitively, then January 18 2023, is the date to look out for.

Overview:

  • Riot has officially announced that Lotus will be added to competitive and unrated queues in patch 6.1, which is expected to release on January 17.
  • Riot restricts every new map from entering the competitive queues so that everyone can get familiar with it and step into the competitive queues with a fair advantage.

On January 10, at the beginning of Episode Six, the most recent VALORANT map, Lotus, was loaded into the game. Lotus, meanwhile, won't be a competitive option right now. Players may study the map before proceeding to competitive matches thanks to Riot Games' decision to make Lotus exclusively accessible in the Swiftplay queue for the first week of availability.

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Lotus will officially become a competitive map in VALORANT after the Switfplay-only phase, completing a map pool that already includes Haven, Ascent, Icebox, Fracture, Pearl, and Split. At the beginning of Episode Six on January 10, Bind and Breeze were removed from the map pool rotation.

When is Lotus being added to VALORANT competitive?

When is Lotus being added to VALORANT competitive? Picture: Valorant
When is Lotus being added to VALORANT competitive? Picture: Valorant

On January 18, along with the adjustments made in Patch 6.1, Lotus will formally join VALORANT's map pool rotation after a week of being exclusively accessible in Swiftplay mode. After then, players may engage in competitive and unrated play using Lotus.

Should the tournament's administrators decide to make Lotus playable in professional matches starting on January 18, it will do so. Given that the last round of qualifying for VALORANT Challengers North America will take place from January 17 to 22, it's probable that Lotus won't appear in any more professional NA matches until February. Before the maps are available for competitive play on January 18, you may begin studying Lotus. Here are the top agents on this new map if you like playing some games on Lotus.

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Valorant: Lotus Release Date in Competitive, Unrated Mode

Lotus will be included in the competitive and unrated queues in patch 6.1, which Riot has said will be available on January 17. According to the official patch notes, the Lotus-only queue will only be available in Swiftplay mode for one week before switching to the competitive and Unrated map rotation in Patch 6.1.

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Riot prohibits using every new map in competitive lines so that players may get acquainted with it and join competitive queues equally. Therefore, you may play on Lotus in Swiftplay and experiment with various agents and tactics until it launches in competitive and unrated modes. Additionally, despite the community's lack of enthusiasm for it, Split has returned to the game. If you are one of the players waiting for this map to return because you love it, you may start playing on it in both competitive and unrated modes.

You can also download the Tournafest app from Google Play or App Store to play Esports Tournaments & Scrims games like BGMI, Free Fire MAX, Call of Duty, CS: GO, Valorant, Pokemon Unite & win exciting rewards! You can also go ahead and organize Tournaments & fetch unmatched perks.

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