Updated on June 12, 6:30 a.m. (GMT+8): Added latest map rotation details.

Updated on April 29, 11:06 a.m. (GMT+8): Added guides.

To gain a competitive advantage in Riot Games’ tactical competitive shooter, staying informed about the current Valorant map pool is crucial. 

If you’re aspiring to climb the ranks and improve your game, you need to know the best agent comps, lineups, and strategies. That starts with a solid understanding of the maps you’ll be playing on.

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To help you stay up-to-date, we’ve compiled a list of all the maps currently in the competitive queue.

All maps in the active Valorant map pool (updated May 2024)

In patch 8.11, Breeze and Split will be rotated out, while Haven will be added back to the map pool, according to Riot Games’ Dev Update on May 22, 2024. Additionally, the latest Valorant map, Abyss, is now in the map rotation.

Icebox returned to the active Valorant map pool in Episode 8 Act 1 on January 10. Haven was also removed from the map queue.

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  • Ascent
  • Bind
  • Breeze
  • Icebox
  • Lotus
  • Sunset
  • Abyss

Ascent

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Ascent is considered a fan-favorite map, drawing players in with its Venetian-inspired Italian design.

Its distinctive layout and sightlines have earned it favor among gamers who relish both long-range battles and close-quarters skirmishes.

Bind

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Bind stands out in Valorant due to its distinctive teleporters, a feature not found on any other map. These teleporters offer players the ability to navigate the terrain, demanding constant vigilance and adaptability swiftly. It’s a map that keeps players on edge, always ready for unexpected shifts on the battlefield.

Breeze

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Breeze is known as Valorant’s beach-themed map. With its sprawling layout and long sightlines, Breeze challenges players to master long-range engagements while navigating its open spaces.

Icebox

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Icebox serves as Valorant’s icy battlefield, distinguished as the initial map to incorporate horizontal ziplines specifically on the A site.

The map features plenty of cover and varying elevations. Additionally, it marks the first map to incorporate different levels of elevation at the plant site.

Lotus

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Full list of Valorant Lotus map guides: Agent tier lists, lineups, smokes, walls

Lotus is Valorant’s second three-site map, introducing unique features that make it an interesting setting.

The map also features rotating doorways on A and C sides and a destructible wall between A Main and A Link, offering strategic options and challenges for players to explore.

Sunset

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Sunset boasts a classic layout with two spike sites and three distinct lanes, embracing a traditional map design.

The Los Angeles-themed map also incorporates mechanical doors reminiscent of those found on Ascent, introducing dynamic elements to gameplay.

Haven

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Haven sets itself apart in Valorant with its unconventional three spike sites, breaking away from the standard two-site structure.

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This distinctive layout challenges players to continuously adjust their strategies, fostering an environment ripe for tactical creativity and innovation.

Abyss

Valorant Abyss map with all new death drop and jump shortcut features
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Abyss is Valorant’s 11th map and features a unique borderless design that challenges players with its open boundaries. One misstep can send you plummeting, requiring careful movement and awareness.

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This multi-level map emphasizes strategic movement and mastering high and low ground fights, offering a new style of play compared to previous maps.

Valorant map rotation: Why only seven maps?

Valorant’s Lead Map Designer, Joe Lansford, made it clear in a map update on June 17, 2022, that the 5v5 tactical shooter will always have seven maps in the competitive pool.

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Lansford explained that having a whole bunch of maps will lead to a steep learning curve for all players.

“The team thinks seven is a nice sweet spot that offers both variety and mastery,” he said. “You don’t have to spend all your time learning new angles, lineups, and strategies. New players will have an easier onboarding experience.”

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