Fan-favourite map Bind returning to Valorant
Bind, one of the most popular maps in Valorant, was set in a Moroccan city on Alpha Earth, where the Kingdom’s Radianite plant had wreaked havoc. The map’s unique mechanic of one-way teleporters allowed players to move across the map seamlessly. However, Bind and Breeze were removed from the game’s map pool to make space for the new map Lotus and an updated version of Split at the beginning of 2023 in Episode 6 Act 1. Fortunately, the Valorant developers announced that Bind would return with potential changes.
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The good news is that the character-based tactical shooter’s map will return very soon. With the commencement of Episode 6 Act 3, which is anticipated to start on April 25, 2023, Bind is scheduled to make a comeback in Valorant. The return of Bind to the game will be made possible by Patch 6.08, which will be released on April 24, 2023, according to Valorant’s official Twitter account.
Changes to the Map
According to the official announcement, Bind will feature a couple of changes to enhance the gameplay experience. Widening doorways in places like Showers on the A-Site and the Defenders’ spawn entrance on the B-Site are some of these modifications. The B-exit teleporter’s point has also been moved significantly closer to the A-Shower’s entrance. In terms of shape, the triple box on A-Site has also seen a change. Assailants may find it slightly simpler to safely plant the spike as a result.
Reason for Changes
The majority of the improvements made to Bind, a map known for favouring defenders, have been made to make life a little bit simpler for those who are on the offensive. The developers hope that these changes will encourage more aggressive gameplay and make the map more balanced overall.
Potential Map Rotation Changes
The developers of the game have previously said that they intend to maintain the current pool of seven maps so that new players may quickly grow accustomed to the game’s principles. The developers did not specify in their announcement, though, if Bind’s addition would require the removal of a present choice from the pool in favour of a revamp. That is one of the more likely options in this scenario because the community is unhappy with how Icebox works despite all the modifications made to it. Instead, Valorant could take place for a map-ban feature in upcoming ranked matches by increasing the number of available maps to eight.
Overall, the return of Bind is exciting news for Valorant fans who have missed the map since it was removed from the game’s map pool. The changes made to the map seem promising and should help to make it more balanced for both attackers and defenders. It remains to be seen how the addition of Bind will impact the game’s map rotation and whether any other changes will be made in the future. Regardless, players can look forward to experiencing the unique mechanics and beautiful design of the Bind map once again.