Riot Games has enabled drops for all VALORANT streamers across Twitch as of April 15, 2020. The change has no effect on drop rates, but now viewers can watch any VALORANT streams and have a shot at getting closed beta access.
How to Get VALORANT Closed Beta Access
Drops are still running 24/7 at all times, even when you’re offline. Only regions such as Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia, and CIS countries based on your Riot account’s home-based region are eligible, which you can check here.
According to an official Riot Games post, they have increased server capacity by 25%. Riot has also banned several account sellers, so we recommend you avoid trying to find a loophole to get closed beta access.
Within the past week, VALORANT has consistently been the number one streamed game on Twitch. Nearly all top-tier streamers promoted the title to rake in the viewership. Riot’s next step was clearly to expand its VALORANT promotion to all content creators.
Doing this allows Riot Games to get free promotion for their game while smaller streamers all hop on the bandwagon to try and make a name for themselves. All this happens without Riot Games directly paying the streamers a dime.
You have to admit their marketing strategy is genius. It’s also only possible due to Riot’s massive following already thanks to League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra.
Aside from the next-level marketing tactics, VALORANT is shaping up to be a real competitor for Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Many CS:GO, Overwatch, and Apex Legends pros have been enjoying the new game. Only time will tell if the game succeeds after the beta hype dies down.