Riot Games has finally unveiled Valorant’s eighth map, Pearl, a vast underwater city that’s encased in a massive dome.
The map is set for release on June 22 — and enters the competitive queue on July 12 — but you can get a leg up by familiarizing yourself with all the callouts and locations you’ll need to know to properly communicate and strategize with your teammates.
Here are all the callouts and locations on Pearl
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that the map is split into three lanes: attacker side, mid, and B side. The A side and middle portion of the map have plenty of tight corners, while the B side of the map has a wide and open lane from B Ramp to B Screen.
|Attacker side spawn|
|Defender side spawn|
|Defender side water|
|Defender side records|
A Side of Pearl
Mid portion of Pearl
B Side of Pearl
Similar to Haven, Pearl is one of the few Valorant maps that has no doors, ropes, or teleporters, which means there are no shortcuts to rotate around the map or any way to deny entry to the opposing team. Instead, Pearl is all about knowing when to make your move around the map.
If defenders rotate too early, it will give the attackers openings around the map. Rotate too late, and you won’t be able to support your team fast enough to hold your opponents off.
Meanwhile, attackers have many different paths they can take. Mid control will be vital, with several walkways and paths that lead to both bomb sites and defender spawn itself.
Pearl will be available to play when Valorant patch 5.0 goes live on June 22.