A new map in Valorant named "Breeze" has been released, and here is everything we know so far about it.
"Breeze" is described by the Valorant development team as a "Caribbean getaway," and the footage shown on various videos in their social media feed indicate so based on the flora (coconut palm trees, algae, etc) and the overall design of the buildings reminiscent of what neighborhoods in Caribbean islands look like (as someone born and raised in the Caribbean, I can confirm that.)
The trailer showed that the forts in Breeze will benefit snipers greatly. The voiceover says that players will "experience history" which may allude to the map containing a lot of lore pertaining to the game. Open spaces in the map may serve as encounter points between close-quarter combat-oriented characters.
When talking about the new map, Valorant's Lead Game Designer Sal Garozzo had the goal of "building larger and more open spaces with longer sightlines than the other maps in the pool."
Breeze will feature wider choke points, with closing doors and vertical ropes. Developers allegedly indicated that an interest in pirate forts and beaches that is common in the Caribbean was a source of inspiration
According to Sportskeeda, Valorant's lead artist Devon Fay confirms this by stating, "Breeze was heavily inspired by islands in the Caribbean. We loved the old forts and tropical beaches. After the cold, angular world of Icebox, we were really excited for the open, bright, colorful world of Breeze.”
The map will be making its competitive debut at Master Reykjavik according to the Valorant team.
Since its release, Valorant has been retweeting streamers who are testing the new map such as Sasslyn, Kyedae, Pokimane, Sydneon, and Iridium to name a few.