Valorant: How to Apply and Download the Valorant PBE

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Valorant's PBE is used to let players test out content that may be put into the final game. PBEs are used by many different gaming companies so they can scope out fans' reactions to changes made before they enter the full game.

Valorant allows a limited number of players to access the PBE and test out content for the game. It can be agent changes, new maps, and weapons updates.

It's a great method for fixing bugs and other issues, preventing them from affecting upcoming patches before they are released globally on the main servers. However, there are certain requirements that players must meet in order to access the PBE.

So, let's take a look at what these requirements are, and how to access and download the Valorant PBE.

What is the Valorant PBE?

The Valorant PBE is where content for the full Valorant game is tested before release. It allows players to play with new game mechanics, agents, or weapons before anyone else.

Valorant PBE homepage
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Players can also provide feedback to Riot Games which helps to decide on any tweaks. The balance system is sensitive, so the PBE is great for ensuring that meta is perfectly balanced... as all things should be.

How to apply for it

Firstly, players who want to apply should meet the following requirements...

  • Have no current bans or restrictions.
  • Must be in the North American region, and you must consistently play from there.

Secondly, if you do meet these requirements, you must sign up online. Sign-ups are available from this link and are very simple to do. Unfortunately, applying for a PBE account does not mean that you will be guaranteed one.

Additionally, the account created is not net, but an addition to your PBE account. This means if you are banned on your live account or vice versa, you will be banned on the PBE too.

How to download the PBE

Downloading the PBE for Valorant is very simple too. Players just have to click on this link, log into their NA Riot account and answer the sign-up questions. After this, a pop-up will show to download the PBE client.

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