How to play Valorant Closed Beta

Valorant is currently available in closed beta phase. This means that you can only play the game if you have been selected by Riot Games. 

The selection is made via a random lottery system intended to reward people who show a real interest in the game. In other words, if you want to play Valorant, you will have to watch streams of Valorant on Twitch to have a chance to get your access.

Here is how to get your Valorant access:

Account creation menu
The menu for creating or logging into your Riot Games account.
  • Go to
  • Log into Twitch with your account (if you don’t have one, create one)
  • Go to the “Connections” tab in your account Settings
  • Link your Riot Games account to your Twitch account
  • Watch Valorant streams on Twitch

Riot Games periodically drops access to the game to those who fulfil all of the aforeseen conditions. This is a random selection, so you can get your access after a few minutes of watching as well as after several tens of hours (or not at all).

Know that the more you watch Valorant streams, the more you will increase your chances of receiving your access to the game, in which case you’ll receive a notification on Twitch (at the top right of your screen) to let you know that your access is now available.

Valorant Beta Notification Twitch
Example of a Valorant stream where you can get your beta access

Watch out! To receive your key, you have to watch a stream that has the mention “Drops activated!” (You can consult the list of the streams with drops activated.)

If you get your access, you’ll receive an email to the address linked to your Riot Games account, as well as a notification on Twitch.

Valorant Beta Notification Twitch
Twitch notification if you get your Valorant beta access

While waiting for your access, don't hesitate to familiarise yourself with the game by checking our database and our guides.

Once you have your access, go back to Valorant official website and click on “check your status”. You’ll then be redirected to the game download link.

You then just have to install Valorant to enjoy the game.