Riot is getting ready to reveal a brand new map named Sunset in Valorant, and it will be released with Episode 7 Act 2, as per the leaks. The location of the map is set in Los Angeles, as per the official teasers, which is Gekko's home and the location of Valorant Champions 2023 as well.
You will be able to have a look at Sunset's gameplay and trailer on August 26 during Champions 2023 Final Day. If you are excited about the new map's arrival in Valorant and wondering when it will be available in competitive and unrated queues, you can find the answer below.
Valorant Sunset Release Date In Competitive, Unrated Mode
White Riot has not revealed the date on which Sunset will be added to competitive and unrated queues in Valorant Episode 7 Act 2, looking at how they launched Lotus and leaks by VALORANTLeaksEN, it will only be playable in Swiftplay mode for one week and will then goes into the competitive and Unrated map rotation in patch 7.05.
If this happens, the reason behind restricting the new map from entering the unrated and competitive queues will be to give everyone a chance to get familiar with it before stepping into the competitive queues with a fair advantage. So, until Sunset hits the competitive and unrated modes, you will be able to try it out in Swiftplay and figure out different agents and strategies.
In addition to this, Breeze will also be returning to the game with massive rework, and it has been taken by most of the community pretty well, and have been waiting to play on it once it's back.