Valorant’s new map has been announced. Fracture, which was officially announced on Wednesday, reverses attackers and defenders and makes both sides play a little differently than players may be used to. Take a look at the teaser below.

Basically, Fracture will be in the shape of a giant letter “H.” There are two bombsites on the map with the connecting section of the “H” in-between. The structure isn’t something players are used to.

On Fracture, defenders start in the middle, leaving the spawn area to defend the sites on either side. Meanwhile, the attackers can pinch in toward the defenders from either side. If that feels too congested for you, don’t worry, to help make transitioning from one area of the map to another somewhat easier, Fracture has ziplines that run from one side to the other that run below the map.

Fracture is set to come to Valorant as part of the patch 3.05 update, which players should expect to arrive next week. Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 is scheduled to drop around Sept. 9th.

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