You’ll have no doubt seen the leaked footage circulating online, but we can finally confirm that Breeze is the new map coming to Valorant as part of Episode 2, Act 3.
The map, which is set somewhere within the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, is the sixth map to join the game since its launch last June. While it looks like a bright, colourful environment: be warned – it’s the perfect playground for Operator-wielding agents.
With it’s large open spaces and wide choke points, Breeze does something none of the other Valorant maps can – it encourages long range engagements above anything else. As a result, the compositions you’ll see on Breeze will be completely different to the ones you regularly play on maps like Bind, Haven, and Split. It’s an intentional design decision that should force more map diversity in ranked Valorant matches.
“One of the main goals we had with Breeze was building larger and more open spaces with longer sightlines than the other maps in the pool,” Sal Garozzo, senior game designer, says in a press release. “This provides an opportunity for different weapons and agents to shine.
You are now arriving at our Caribbean getaway, Breeze. Don’t get too comfortable.
Open spaces and long range engagements await on Breeze, landing in Act III. pic.twitter.com/Mh6SzJOYpG
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) April 23, 2021
“Each map should provide different strengths and weaknesses for the agents in the roster to explore while supporting different types of strategies and team compositions.”
To be successful on Breeze, players will need to take control of sites while managing the big open areas surrounding them. Since the map also has more choke points than some of the others, teams must work together if they’re looking to take home the win.
Breeze will drop with Episode 2, Act 3 on April 27.