New Valorant map Fracture arrives in Episode 3 Act 2 update

2 Sep, 2021 Gaming 623 0 Comment
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The new Fracture map will arrive in Valorant on Sept 8, as part of the Episode 3 Act 2 update, providing a glimpse of the fabled Mirror Earth kingdom

Riot Games has announced the launch of a new map Fracture in its upcoming Episode 3 Act 2 update. The seventh map in the game, Riot will release Fracture on Wednesday, September 8, along with the all-new Battle Pass.

Fracture map comes to Valorant

The new Fracture map will provide the first look into the Mirror Earth kingdom, initially teased in the Duality cinematic. Its launch will also mark the arrival of patch 3.05 in Valorant. It features an H-shaped layout with a visual split down the middle, which displays two highly contrasting layouts.

This is to create a “distinctive visual split”, which caused the ‘fracture’ caused by a rift. Games will find the map to be highly vertical, with long zip-lines. These will allow players to take alternate routes underneath the map.

Fracture Map Valorant

Also, players can expect significant tie-ins to Valorant lore as well as interactive narrative objects on the map. This will be a first-time feature in the game.

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Layout of Fracture Map in Valorant

Attackers will spawn on both sides of the map, with Defenders spawning right in the centre. Joe Lansford, Level Designer at Riot Games shared his thoughts on the new map: “The idea for the map came from a simple question: What if? Specifically, what if attackers started on both sides of the map, pinching defenders?”

Fracture Map Valorant

He further explained, “We really wanted to ask players to rethink some fundamental assumptions and give them unique problems to solve. For example, for whom is the neutral space really for? From there, the goals just all focused on supporting that “what if.”

The Fracture map has its roots in the Battle of Helm’s Deep from fantasy series: The Lord of the Rings. “This map plays a key role in the linear timeline of the conflict taking place between our Earth and this mysterious ‘other earth,” mentioned David Nottingham, Creative Director at Valorant.

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