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Valorant takes a trip to the beach with its next map, Breeze

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I hope you brought your best swim-shorts, agents. Valorant's next map is Breeze, and it's taking the superpowered team shooter out for a sunny seaside holiday.

Arriving with Valorant's Episode 2: Act 3 update next Tuesday, April 27th, Breeze is a scorching beach resort straddling sandy shores, ancient stone ruins, and an industrial port town complete with gnarly old ships. Compared to the game's last new map, Icebox, it's quite a looker.

Not that you should be looking at the scenery too much, mind. Breeze sports some of the longest sightlines in Valorant, and far more wide open courtyards than the game's usual arenas. Expect snipers to dominate, with engagements taking place over far longer ranges than usual.

Episode 2: Act 3 introduces a new season to the game, arriving with its own battle pass full of new player cards, weapon skins and other assorted cosmetics when it arrives next Tuesday.

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.