Is Abyss in Valorant Comp?
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Is Abyss in Valorant Comp?

The Valorant community is preparing for the debut of a new map, Abyss, in ranked play. The Abyss is Valorant’s first borderless map, full of precarious traps and vertical gameplay. Ledges off the map connect branching paths, and one wrong step can send players plummeting to their death!

This unique map arrived with the 8.11 update, which also brought significant changes to the Duelist class. Players want to conquer the depths of the Abyss with spectacular moves, but the burning question remains: is the Abyss included in the competitive map pool?

Is Abyss in the Valorant competitive map rotation?

The Abyss is a three-lane, two-area map similar to Sunset and Ascent, but with a unique twist: there are no boundaries!

Many players thought that the Abyss would immediately enter the competitive map rotation. Unfortunately, this will only happen after the 9.0 update that is scheduled to be released June 25, 2024next to episode 9, act 1.

Brave Abyss.

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Source: Riot Games

In the meantime, fans can still play Abyss casual modes such as Unrated, Quick Play, Spike Rush and Escalation. Special Queue only for the Abyss will be available for a week, providing players with a great opportunity to explore the map, practice their strategy, and become familiar with its layout, so you’ll be fully prepared when it finally joins the competitive map pool!

The best agents and teams in Abyss

As the first map of Valorant with no boundaries, one wrong step can put you off the map. However, selected agents can turn this into an advantage, opening the door to creative play, such as blowing up enemies in bomb locations or using jump shortcuts to outmaneuver opponents.

This three-lane map with a branching middle section creates a central battlefield where fights break out from all sides. Verticality matters for platforms overlooking key areas such as bombing sites. Of course, there are also those daring jump shortcuts, perfect for fights that require high mobility Demolish, NeonAND Jett. They can dance on off-map platforms, weave through smoke, and cause chaos from unexpected heights.

For more detailed information on which Agents of each class excel in the Abyss, check out our comprehensive “Best Agents and Squad Compositions in the Abyss” guide for detailed breakdowns and winning strategies!