17th June 2021 – 9:51pm
On its official website, Riot Games announced that a PBE server would soon be available on Valorant. This server should be available from 9th July.
A PBE server is in fact a test server. It allows Riot Games to provide players with a non-definitive version of the next patch, to see how players react to certain changes and to check for bugs.
Valorant's PBE will open on 9th July, but will initially be limited to selected US players. It will be open every weekend before the patches are deployed. Selected players will be invited to give feedback on a dedicated subreddit. It's not yet known if the server will be open to European players in the future.
We had already mentioned the interest in opening a test server of Valorant, at the time of patch 1.11 which had caused numerous problems. In an interview, Riot Ziegler, Game Director of Valorant, confirmed that a PBE server was in preparation.