Did Riot Games Just Tease A New VALORANT Underwater Map?

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VALORANT players have been waiting for Riot Games to release the next map. Currently, there are only seven maps in the popular tactical FPS game: Bind, Split, Haven, Ascent, Icebox, Breeze, and Fracture, but the good news is that it looks like the eighth map will arrive soon enough. Thanks to a new teaser shared today, we now have another hint about what the next VALORANT map could look like.

New VALORANT map
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New VALORANT map

The image was shared by Riot Games on social media, revealing new art of what appears to be an underwater city. "Prepare to dive," its caption reads. Riot has been teasing an underwater location set in an alternate-world's Lisbon, Portugal.

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As you can see above, the latest teaser comes with a message written in Portuguese, and according to the English translation by Twitter user @gaberillaz, the message (from top to bottom) reads:

Celebrate our city, the wonder beneath the waves.
Sanctuary Day.
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Kingdom Industries, your future is safe.

It's still unclear what this message exactly means, but it looks like Riot is getting ready to release the new VALORANT map in Episode 5, Act 1, which is expected to launch in less than two weeks.

Various hints and leaks such as the lore emails and one of the player cards from the latest Battle Pass suggest that the new map will be set in Lisbon, Portugal of Omega Earth, the alternate-world of VALORANT.

As lore enthusiast Cynprel pointed out on Twitter, the player card shows Ruben and Oran on the the Eléctrico 27 Tram in Lisbon, Portugal on Omega Earth:


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Expect more teasers for the next VALORANT map in the upcoming weeks.

You can read everything we know about the next VALORANT map here.

Are you excited for the new VALORANT map set in an alternate-world Lisbon, Portugal?