But the server load took a hit due to the game’s massive popularity, so Riot had to hold off on dropping beta keys for a while. The wait for drops shouldn’t be much longer, however.
Drops should be live again some time in the morning on April 8, according to Riot. The developers tweeted late on April 7 saying that they were putting a pause on stream drops to help with the load on the servers.
VALORANT game director Joe Ziegler elaborated on April 7, saying that drops would be continuing throughout the first week of the beta, but the amount given out has more to do with server capacity than anything else.
Summit also said on stream today that drops will be enabled “in 20 minutes,” which should be around 10am CT.
Patience is key, especially when it comes to a beta. Drops will be back soon. But for now, everyone looking to get one can still enjoy watching the gameplay of their favorite content creator.