If you are not up to date about the game that you are playing, you will not know anything including when there is a scheduled maintenance. So, it is very important for you to be up to date about the game that you are playing. By being up to date, you will know the new information such as new cosmetics, new features and even the scheduled maintenance.
For Valorant players, they are able to check the scheduled maintenance on the Riot Games Service Status page in the Riot Games website. Also, they are able to access Twitter account of Valorant at @PlayVALORANT and @RiotSupport. Usually, on these platforms they will announce about the maintenance that will be held by them or is holding by them.
So, if you find that you are not able to access Valorant game, it can be because the server is offline and the team of Valorant is doing maintenance. If you face this kind of issue, you are able to check the Twitter account of Valorant or Service Status page of Riot Games site to make sure that the issue is caused by the scheduled maintenance that they do.
Valorant scheduled maintenance happened on April 15. This is the first patch which fixed some bugs and permitted some agents to access areas they should not be able to and a bug with Cypher’s Spycam which let him get kills through it. Because Valorant bet keys are highly coveted and distributed almost randomly, of course it may be annoying for some players who want to access the game but they are not able to play due to scheduled maintenance. Fortunately, the last maintenance happened early in the morning when players would most likely not be active in the game.
So far, Valorant has had maintenance only once. And until now, there is no information when the next scheduled maintenance will be done. However, usually the maintenance will be done by the team of Valorant to fix bugs and glitches which have unintended gameplay consequences rather than emergency balance fix.
Valorant is a new game since it was fully released on June 2nd, 2020. Even in advance, this game was announced in October in 2019 under the codename Project A. Then, the game started a closed beta with limited access on April 7th, 2020 before fully release.
What is the game about? This game is a team-based tactical shooter and FPS set in the near future. In the game, players assume the control of agents characters who come from a plethora of countries and cultures around the world. Agents in the game have abilities which are unique. To be able to buy the abilities and weapons, it uses an economic system. Now, there are 10 agents in the game including Sage, Omen, Phoenix, Cypher, Breach, Sova, Raze, Viper, Jett, and Brimstone.
If you have not played this game, you can try to play it. Or, you are able to see some other people play this game on Youtube first so that you can imagine how the game is.