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Valorant Episode 7 release date, new Agents, map, and more

The Valorant Episode 7 release date brought with it brand new Agents, maps, and a whole new mode for the FPS game's players to go pew pew in.

Valorant Episode 7 release date: Brimstone

When was the Valorant Episode 7 release date? Valorant Episode 7 brought with it a slew of new tweaks and changes to various parts of Riot Games’ hit shooter, along with new agents, maps, and the introduction of its Team Deathmatch mode.

Below, you’ll find a reminder of the Valorant Episode 7 release date and all the changes that came to the FPS game throughout it. It was a banger Episode, to say the least.

Valorant Episode 7 release date

The Valorant Episode 7 release date was Tuesday, June 27, 2023. It ran until January 9, 2024. Episode 7, Evolution, followed on from Episode 6, Revelation, and was superseded by Episode 8, Defiance. Evolution hailed the arrival of new Agents Deadlock and Iso, new map Sunset, and the new Team Deathmatch mode.

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As is tradition, Valorant Episode 7 had three Acts, which took place across the following timeframes:

  • Act 1: June 27 – August 29, 2023
  • Act 2: August 29, 2023 – October 31, 2023
  • Act 3: October 31, 2023 – January 9, 2024

Valorant Episode 7 new Agents

Valorant Episode 7 brought with it two new Agents – Deadlock and Iso. Norwegian Sentinel Deadlock arrived with the Episode’s launch (patch 7.0), while Chinese Duelist Iso dropped in Episode 7 Act 3 (patch 7.09). You can check out Deadlock’s gameplay trailer here:

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Meanwhile, you can peep Iso’s gameplay trailer here:

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Valorant Episode 7 new map

Riot stripped things back with Episode’s 7 map, Sunset, which can be considered a more simple version of Episode 6’s Lotus. Unlike its Indian counterpart, the LA-based map has two sites instead of three, and only one mechanical door unlike the two revolving ones found on Lotus. However, unlike Lotus’ doors, Sunset’s door can be destroyed.

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Valorant Team Deathmatch mode

The Valorant Team Deathmatch mode became playable with the launch of Episode 7.

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In a dev diary released ahead of time, game director Andy Ho promised it to be “a fast-paced mode featuring tactical gunplay, with weapons across the arsenal, agents and their abilities, and new maps built specifically for the mode.”

That’s right, Valorant’s take on Team Deathmatch came complete with brand-new Valorant maps. The Valorant Team Deathmatch maps are a fresh take on some fan favorites, ensuring a fresh experience that would also be familiar.

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For the full lowdown on Team Deathmatch if you’ve yet to try it for yourself, check out Riot’s full explainer here.

Valorant Episode 7 progression changes

In Episode 7, Riot made it possible to unlock accessories from previous Battle Passes. Meanwhile, tweaks were made to how players unlocked agents and their contract items.

For a reminder, you can check out the full list of changes here, or take a look at the video brief below.

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And that’s everything that came with Valorant Episode 7. If you’re looking for a great new game to play with pals, then be sure to give our best multiplayer games guide a spin.