When Does Episode 8 Act 3 of VALORANT Begin and What to Expect?

Episode 8 Act 3 marks the start of a new season of Premier and VCT Masters Shanghai and it is happening in May 2024.

By Naman Alok | Apr 24, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Find out when the next chapter of VALORANT starts with Episode 8 Act 3. Check the release date and time for your region, whether you are in North America or Korea. Ready for new skins, changes to agents and how the game is played. Learn what’s likely to happen in this update like possible changes to the maps available. Get ready for the fun changes coming in VALORANT Episode.

VALORANT Episode 8 Act 3 Launch Details

Episode 8 Act 3 marks the start of a new season of Premier and VCT Masters Shanghai and it is happening in May 2024. Find out when Valorant E8A3 begins and what exciting things are in store for fans in this upcoming chapter.

After Clove was introduced on March 26 and some interesting changes were made to agents in VALORANT Patch 8.07, Episode Eight, Act Two is almost finished. The final day for Act Two is April 30, according to the timer in the game. The next Act will start soon after Riot Games finishes doing maintenance on the servers.

Release Date and Timing for VALORANT Episode Eight Act Three

The next Act is starting on April 30, right after Episode Eight, Act Two ends. As usual Riot developers will do some server maintenance after the Act ends. This usually takes around two to four hours.

Here are the expected start times for VALORANT Episode 8 Act 3 in different parts of the world:

RegionExpected Launch TimeDate
North America2pm to 4pm PTApril 30
Brazil7pm to 9pm BRTApril 30
Europe10pm to 12am GMT (May 1)April 30
Asia Pacific3am to 5am ISTMay 1
Korea8am to 10am KSTMay 1

What to Expect in Valorant Episode 8 Act 3?

In Episode 8 Act 3, there will be big changes in how the game is played. Players can expect some characters to get stronger or weaker with new fancy skins coming too.

In Episode 8 Act 2, Valorant kept the same maps as before. Episode 8 Act 3 might bring some changes to the maps but there’s no official confirmation about it yet.

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