Greetings! The Public Beta Environment, or PBE for short, is looking for intrepid Agents like yourself to test cutting edge VALORANT content. So what is a PBE? Well, it's a server where you can try out upcoming features that aren't (and may never be) implemented in-game.
You'll be able to break in new maps, assess new Agents, and more! Better yet, we'll try to squash any pesky bugs you find along the way to ensure our shiny new content is well-tuned and (hopefully) glitch-free before it goes live.
Interested in becoming part of VALORANT's future? Read on!
PBE Sign-Up Questions
NOTEJoining the PBE does not create a PBE-only account! You'll be using your current VALORANT account to log in, so be sure to sign up using the account you want to use. This means if you're banned on the PBE, you'll also be banned on Live, and vice versa.
Recruited Agents receive a second email confirming an invitation for recruitment, which will include further instructions on how to access the PBE.
Didn't see an email? You can always check your status by attempting to log in to the PBE during its available hours.
We want to be sure that any new features—even the ones we're testing—make the right first impression. To that end, we decided to start our experiment in North America, where most of our developers live. This lets us quickly react to feedback and efficiently implement updates on a regular basis. With the location locked in, we considered what would be best for players. As much as we wanted to open the doors to Agents from other regions, the resulting latency would ruin their experience and make it difficult to gather good data about new content.
While there are other reasons (cost limitations, network logistics, etc.), we ultimately chose the path that would provide the best experience to a limited group of players, so we could use what we learned to benefit Agents around the world.
PBE Client and Account Questions
If you see You are unable to patch due to lack of permissions, then you don't have the credentials to access the PBE.
Forget your password? If I were human, I'd say "Happens to the best of us!". But my mind is a computational system realized by complex algorithms that prevents me from forgetting anything. So I'll just give you some advice—you can always use the forgotten password link to reset your password!
Having a different problem? Submit a ticket, and we'll help you out!
Want to keep your finger on the PBE's pulse? Check out the subreddit for a schedule. The best laid plans of simulated environments and Agents often go sideways, so there may be unexpected changes to availability along the way.
If you see Platform is unavailable when you try to log in, the PBE is currently unavailable.
PBE Platform and Gameplay Questions
As you know, we hold our Agents to the highest standards—so be on your best behavior! If you witness anyone besmirching the Agent name with less-than-appropriate conduct, be sure to report them through the client (or after the game, if you forget!).
I also overheard Killjoy saying she might use the PBE to test out some new, uh, repercussions, and I for one wouldn't want to wind up being her test subject... So please do your fellow Agents proud by displaying the valor in VALORANT!