Sunset, the newest addition to Valorant’s map pool, will have two sites and no gimmicks
Valorant’s 10th and newest map is Sunset, which will be released in Act 2 of Season 7. So far, Valorant has shown several teasers about the map, and we also had a few leaks from different sources. Compiling all of those, here is everything we know about Sunset before its release –
Sunset Will Have Two Sites
According to @ValorLeaks, Sunset will have two sites for planting the Spike. This was expected as the most recent release before Sunset was Lotus, which had three sites.
Having two sites means the map is likely going to favor the defending side, especially when compared to maps like Ascent.
There Are No Gimmicks on Sunset
By “gimmicks,” many Valorant players refer to the unique aspects of a map – for example, the teleporters on Bind and the rotating doors on Lotus. According to the leaks, there will be no such thing on Sunset, similar to Pearl.
𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗠𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘-𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗟𝗢𝗚: 𝗧-𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗨𝗦 𝟭 𝗗𝗔𝗬 – 𝚆𝚎’𝚛𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚢. pic.twitter.com/Hp8pnLlKHT
— VALORANT (@VALORANT) August 25, 2023
If there are no ziplines or closing doors, this will be the second map of Valorant with no unusual elements to the map, and many prefer it to be that way, while others like the unique plays they can make using the gimmicks.
Again, this is a leak and is yet to be confirmed.
Sunset Is Located in Los Angeles
In a teaser clip released by Valorant, some pointed out that the map Cypher briefly brings on his computer screen has near-identical features to the southern coast of Los Angeles. Moreover, the map supposedly includes its own version of the Port of Long Beach.
No more hiding. Cypher and Deadlock’s peek behind the KINGDOM curtain is just the beginning.
Keep your eyes open for more secrets and details to be revealed between now and August 26. pic.twitter.com/7AT8UuagMj
— VALORANT (@VALORANT) August 15, 2023
On top of that, since the current Champions tournament is taking place in Los Angeles, and the map will also be revealed in the Grand Final, there is a high possibility that Sunset will be based in California, USA.
Sunset Release Date
Sunset will be revealed for the first time at the Grand Final pre-show of Champions 2023 that’s taking place in Los Angeles on August 26. You can tune into the map reveal in the following broadcasts –