Rumors of Valorant Mobile have been going around for a few years now, but it seems that currently, there’s more accurate information on the matter.
There have been a few leaks (some information miners have even found mobile code!) that strongly point to Valorant Mobile coming out at some point. However, has Riot Games said anything? Will the game be the same? Find out in this article!
It’s a tactical, first-person shooter game, very similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It started development in 2014, and Riot Games announced the title in 2020, releasing a beta a month later.
Valorant’s popularity rose after its full release in June. Since then, it has become one of the most popular first-person shooter games for e-sports players and regular gamers.
Due to the support of Riot Games and its fame for producing technically sound and fun games, Valorant’s player base has only continued to grow.
According to Riot Games’ information, as of June 2021, the game averaged 14 million players a month. It shows how much people have loved it, and it’s evidence of the potential it has.
In Valorant, the gameplay is similar to other tactical first-person shooters but with some class-based features.
Players are agents, each with their own unique skills (like classes in Overwatch), and must either defend or attack a bomb site. Everyone starts the first round with a pistol and can purchase more advanced weapons depending on the previous round’s outcome.
There are four subtypes of agents: Duelists, Initiators, Sentinels, and Controllers, which help differentiate what each one is good at.
Furthermore, Valorant offers a handful of different play modes, but the standard competitive one is the most popular. To win, players need to beat the other team 13 times out of 25 rounds.
At the same time, attacking players must either wipe the entire enemy team before the timer ends or deliver a Spike to one of two sites.
Is Valorant Coming to Mobile Devices?
Yes! Riot Games acknowledged that a mobile version is currently in development. However, people know very little about it.
Recently, Riot Games told The Verge about looking forward to building Valorant’s world to allow more players to enjoy it.
It’s no surprise that Riot Games would do it, though, or at least that’s what many gamers think. The company has already moved to mobile with other games, such as League of Legends: Wild Rift.
At first, many people didn’t believe Valorant would come to mobile because they thought it wouldn’t be enjoyable. They argued that Wild Rift was always supposed to be a mobile game, unlike the popular first-person shooter.
However, now that leaks and the developer’s statements confirm that Valorant Mobile might be close by, people seem very excited.
Some skeptical gamers wonder if it’ll even be fun, but it probably will - just look at other mobile first-person shooters like CoD!
Will the Gameplay on Mobile Be Different?
It is unknown how Valorant will work in mobile devices. However, there are some other mobile shooter games you can look at to get an idea of how it could be.
Titles such as PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty Mobile have successfully managed the mobile world by maintaining some (if not most) of the gameplay mechanics.
Valorant Mobile players might not be able to get the precise movements and aiming they’d get when using a mouse and keyboard.
However, it’s more than likely you’ll have the same game alternatives on the mobile version as the ones you have on your phone. Therefore, it’s a matter of getting used to a clever positioning of your hands.
Early into its development, a mobile-designed HUD accidentally leaked. You can see different inputs on the screen, from holding a knife to jumping.
The leaked image might be an older version of the mobile port. Even so, it could be how Valorant will look on your phone.
Considering how Riot Games has developed other mobile versions of its popular games, it’s likely you won’t be able to enjoy the full Valorant experience right away.
Instead, the core gameplay options will probably be available, and Riot Games will add other agents and features as time goes by.
Riot Games is yet to confirm anything related to the release date, but leaks and rumors point out to 2024 being the year.
Nonetheless, apparently, the game is still in the early stages of development. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect any groundbreaking news until Riot Games announces gamers can try a beta version.
The future looks bright for mobile gamers - according to sources, leaks, and rumors, Valorant is coming to their devices!
Even though no one knows when it’ll come out, most people believe you’ll get pretty much the same gameplay experience, and some say 2024 could be the release year.