Something I look forward to: With 14 million players logging in monthly, Valorant is without a doubt one of the most popular modern FPS titles out there. To celebrate the game’s first anniversary, Riot has announced that the game is expanding to more platforms, starting with phones and mobile devices (no further details on that yet), the game will simply be called “Valorant Mobile”.
“One of our main goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and show them that Valorant will always uphold the fundamentals of a competitive tactical shooter that really pays off,” said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of Valorant at Riot Games. “Seeing our growing community of gamers recognize and appreciate what we are trying to do with Valorant is beyond what we could have hoped for and we are delighted to be able to offer the same competitive Valorant experience to more global players soon.”
Valorant Mobile will be the first step in bringing the game to more players. A release date and exact details on the platforms it will hit have yet to be announced, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer before seeing Valorant on the go.
Riot always planned to release the game on multiple platforms. Shortly after the PC launch, we learned that the game was being alpha testing for consoles, but the developers weren’t entirely sure of the state of the game, and to this day there has been no console release.
Along with the Valorant Mobile announcement, Riot Games showcased what the PC version has in store for fans. Starting today, users will have access to the night market to purchase discounted masks, will have a chance to vote on which gun mask to return, and begin collecting the limited edition YR1 card game.
Throughout June, Riot will also launch a new Community Battlepass, deliver a free event pass and a month-long Squad Boost, and introduce account leveling. Valorant fans can also count on a live stream on June 21, a return from WWFest on June 25, and a new agent on an undisclosed date.