To apply the upcoming patch, go European Valorant servers offline tonight. This was announced by the official Valorant account via Twitter. In turn, this means that all streamers playing on European servers cannot stream during this time and the Twitch drops fail to materialize.
However, if you are still waiting for a beta key via drop and want to use the downtime at night and in the morning, you can switch to other regions and streamers. The Valorant servers don't go global, they do gradually offline regionally
Beginning tomorrow, May 12, all servers will be going down for our next patch.
NA / BR / LATAM – Queues down @ 4:30 am PT, back up at 10:00 am PT.
KR – Queues down @ 12:00 pm PT, back up at 5:30 pm PT
EU – Queues down @ 6:30 pm PT, back up at 12:00 am PT (May 13).
– VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 11, 2020
Since the times given are all based on Pacific Time (PT), we have the dates in our time zone (CEST) broadcast:
- North and Latin America / Brazil: Server down from May 12th 1:30 p.m. to May 12th 7:00 p.m.
- Korea: Server down from May 12th 9:00 p.m. to May 13th 2:30 a.m.
- Europe: Server down from May 13th 3:30 a.m. to May 13th 9:00 a.m.
Depending on which Valorant streamers you like to watch, you can also adjust to the respective downtimes. You can find out why Valorant is so popular here in the video:
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So despite the server down you get the chance for a beta key
As you can see from the table above, the servers are clocked regionally in downtimes, so you can easily go to the offline times of your region or your favorite streamer switch to another streamer who is currently not affected by the server down and has activated the Twitch drops.
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Can I change my region to play during downtime? No, unfortunately that will not work. Unlike your name, you can't just change your region. So you have to wait for the servers to go online again.
Please notice also that the times given are the scheduled times, it may well be that the servers are not online again at 9 a.m. or that you have connection problems if everyone wants to go back to the server at the same time. You can find out everything about Valorant in our extensive overview of gameplay, release, beta and more.