Riot Games’ new FPS Valorant has the whole game streaming community buzzing. It’s a great game to stream, and as it so happens, watching streams is currently the only way to earn a beta key. Still, there is some confusion regarding whether or not you need Twitch Prime in order to get Valorant. Do Valorant keys only drop for Twitch Prime members? Or will a standard account suffice? Read on for the answer.
Do you need Twitch Prime to get a Valorant key?
You do not need Twitch Prime in order to get a Valorant key. All you need is a standard Twitch account. Once you’re logged in, simply watch eligible Valorant streams for a chance to earn a beta key and jump into the game.
It’s worth noting that you can’t just watch any old streamer playing Valorant. You’ll need to tune into specific hosts while they’re live and streaming. Check below for the list of streamers who are currently giving away beta keys. Just keep in mind that this list is subject to change as the beta moves forward.
Beyond these stipulations, there’s also no guarantee that you’ll earn a key needed to get into Valorant. It’s luck of the draw, unfortunately. Assuming you do get lucky, the beta key will be sent to the email associated with your Twitch account. After that, you can check the status of your invite at the official Valorant website.
While it’s certainly nice to have, you don’t need Twitch Prime in order to get into Valorant. You will need a standard Twitch account, however. After that, it’s just a matter of watching eligible streams in the chance that you earn a beta key. Otherwise, you may just have to wait until the game formally launches, whenever that may be.