Today Riot Games revealed a brand new map that will be released with the upcoming Episode 6 of its hero shooter Valorant.
We get to take the first look at Lotus, the lost city of flowers that was teased in yesterday's cinematic trailer. It's the game's ninth map and the first to be released in a few months, as the latest was Pearl back in June 2022.
It's set in the Western Ghats of Omega Earth’s version of India, and it's inspired by traditional Dravidian architecture.
It includes three sites and mechanics like rotating doors and destructible walls. You can check it out in the trailer below.
Episode 6, titled "Revelation," will release on January 10, 2023. It will also include a new Battlepass and the "Araxys" skinline inspired by New Years, Valentine’s Day, and Lunar New Year.
The Battlepass will come with a 9 Lives classic gun skin, a Shock Heart spray, and a Folded Wish gun buddy, among other rewards. Another mystery is provided by weapons that likely belonged to an unknown alien race that mastered technology and knowledge far beyond what mankind can muster. It'll be interesting to see where this will lead in future episodes.
Valorant is currently available exclusively for PC.