Valorant Beta Keys are in high demand right now as gamers look to test out what could be a huge new gaming release. Launching Summer 2020, Valorant will take on established names like CS:GO and Overwatch. Valorant will be free-to-play when it arrives later this year but for now, it remains in closed beta.
The only way to earn a Valorant Beta Key is to watch enabled Twitch streams in the coming days.
This means that you need to have a registered Riot Account and a Twitch account linked.
And when it comes to the Twitch Drops, there is no guarantee you will get one. The good news is that Riot Games has offered some guidance on the selection process.
To be in the running for a Valorant Beta Key, you must have watched at least two hours of enabled Twitch Drops streams.
And Riot Games has also confirmed that they are tracking the total Valorant stream view time.
“Yesterday at a rough count we saw peak viewers at 1.7m+ on Twitch, but there were definitely more who came in and out during the day,” a message from Riot adds.
“All of you are eligible for a drop—a few of you may even have woken up to one in your inbox!
“We are constantly taking everyone who’s eligible for a drop and we give a percentage of them Closed Beta access.
“The selection is random to give fairness, but we give a higher ‘weight’ to those of you who have more hours watched of VALORANT streams.
“This weight gives you a higher chance at being selected but it’s still not guaranteed.
“Hours watched also has diminishing returns, so please don’t burn yourself out trying to marathon VALORANT streams.”
Following that guidance, Riot has also warned those gamers who are buying accounts with closed beta access.
This is clearly not the way Riot wants to see people earn access and they have now confirmed that these accounts could be banned before the game’s full release.
It’s unclear how widespread this is and if some Riot gamers are trying to earn multiple Twitch Drops during the Valorant beta process.
“We are actively looking into account sellers. If you buy an account for Valorant access, please be aware that your account could be banned before launch,” a message from Riot confirms.
“We’re aware of all the viewbotting going on, and do want to reassure you that both us, and Twitch have filters in place to distinguish bots vs. people.
“We’re also aware of a few of you getting “double drops” via Twitch. That’s a UI error but is not taking away anyone else’s entitlement.
“You don’t need to have multiple streams open to increase your chances, and you don’t need to be AFK through the night on streams.”