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We are days away from the beginning of Season 5 in Valorant, which after all will carry a brand new playable Operator and a brand new map. On July 16 developer Riot Games showcased the brand new map, named Pearl, with a brief reveal trailer that offers gamers a very good overview of the map’s artwork fashion and ambiance, in addition to some snippets of character conversations within the background to counsel the existence of lore. As you’ll be able to see within the trailer under, the brand new map is kind of uncommon for Valorant or every other aggressive shooter, because it occurs to be fully underwater.
Pearl seems to be a small city constructed inside a dome off the shores of an unknown continent. While the structure seems to be present-day Mediterranean with some techno-details tacked on, Pearl is described as Valorant’s first “Omega Earth” map, no matter which means. The map wears its predominant inspiration on its sleeve: because the trailer goes over the structure of the town, the digital camera focuses on a statue of Atlas (or perhaps it’s Omega Atlas?), immediately reminding viewers of Bioshock and Andrew Ryan’s Rapture.
It can’t be downplayed simply how cool the brand new map appears. Every a part of Pearl could be very detailed and thoughtfully constructed to point out that individuals as soon as lived right here, and the entire city is bathed in water-refracted shimmering mild. The map even has a metro station, although we don’t count on it is going to issue into the gameplay.
Aside from its aesthetics, Pearl is a typical aggressive Valorant map, that means it has three lanes and two bomb websites, inviting gamers to make use of their established suite of ways and compositions. You received’t have to attend lengthy earlier than you’ll be able to check it out, as Pearl will arrive on June 22 with the launch of Valorant Season 5: Dimension. Season 5 may also function a brand new operator, and naturally, a brand new Valorant battle go.