What is Valorant PBE, and how do you apply for it?

Fariha Bhatti • November 9, 18:00

Valorant PBE, short for Public Beta Environment, is a testing sandbox for new features, agents, and bug fixes that are being developed for Valorant. Players can become a part of this program to help Riot better the game. 

Riot Games has rolled out regular patch updates for Valorant since the game’s release in 2020. The developer has been keen on ensuring the best FPS experience for its players. The PBE is another effort by Riot’s to indulge the community in the backend process of Valorant and take its feedback into account. 

Riot Games released the PBE on July 10 as an initiative to include active community members in Valorant’s testing. The program recruits individuals to try out Valorant newest features, programs, agents, and more before they’re delivered into the live game. It’s an exclusive program that handpicks players to test features that may or may not be made available in the game. 

How to apply for Valorant PBE

It’s pretty easy to apply for Valorant PBE, but whether you get selected or not depends entirely on the developer. Here’s how players can register for PBE:

  • Click on this link 
  • Scroll down and click on red “apply here” tab
  • Download the PBE client from this tab
  • Wait for confirmation email from Riot

Just because you have it downloaded and installed the PBE client doesn’t mean you’ll be able to access the PBE. You’ll still need an active account with a PBE invitation in order to log in. You’ll receive an email confirming that your application has been received. If your account meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll be considered for recruitment. 

To be eligible for PBE, your account must be clean from any sort of reporting, bans, and restrictions. Currently, only players from North America are allowed to test exclusive content on the PBE. The developer plans on expanding the program elsewhere around the world in the future, but for now, only NA accounts are eligible. And remember that meeting the requirements doesn’t guarantee you’ll be recruited.

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