Since it was first announced, Valorant Mobile has been a puzzling case. For more than two years, the developers have actively been developing the game, but they have only given us small tidbits of its gameplay and no significant announcement. Riot Games employees revealed in a recent interview that they are making excellent progress in developing Valorant Mobile, prioritizing the creation of the best possible mobile experience before its release.
Riot Games’ popular first-person shooter, Valorant Mobile, has eagerly awaited by fans and surrounded by several rumors. The Twitter account @ValorantMLeaks has released material from a number of sources, predicting significant changes and exhilarating advancements, which has thrown the gaming industry into a frenzy. According to the report, the game will receive a number of exhilarating updates, including the addition of new Agents and maps.
Valorant Mobile is Making Excellent Progress
To discuss the worldwide events, fan reactions, and Valorant updates, Esports Inquirer sat down with Whalen Rozelle, Chief Operating Officer, of Esports at Riot Games, and Anna Donlon, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer for Valorant. During the discussion, the next action game briefly came up, intriguing but not providing much utility for those seeking an update. They quoted: “I think people are really hungry for an update on VAL Mobile. We have not given one and we’re very consciously not giving an update right now because I think as soon as we do, players are going to start wanting to know when it’s going to launch and all that.”
They continued by saying that the development team’s top priority right now is to make sure they produce a Valorant for mobile that is incredibly satisfying and fun. The game will not release until and unless it offers an enjoyable playing experience on a mobile device and showcases stunning visuals in every way. They say that the environment for development right now is fun and challenging and going really well.
The team intends to provide more information regarding the debut and release date of Valorant Mobile in the future, in terms of updates. There might not be any significant updates prior to that time. Nevertheless, they are well aware of the chance to serve Valorous players in areas where the mobile platform might serve players better than PC, but before doing so, they intend to make sure the game is a solid one.
A Twitter user revealed the most latest developments in Valorant Mobile
According to @ValorantMLeaks, a reliable insider, a fresh round of Valorant Mobile testing is soon to begin. The previous test generated a lot of interest and positive feedback, so the community is waiting for more details.
If the story is accurate, the upcoming test might be considerably longer and give players more time to explore the game’s mobile adaptation and provide devs valuable feedback.
Expanded Game Features and Content in Valorant Mobile
Additionally, according to the leaked material, Valorant Mobile will get more agents and maps. For gamers on mobile devices who wish to delve more deeply into the tactical gameplay experience, this is good news.
Riot Games dedicates itself to maintaining parity between the mobile and PC versions in terms of functionality and content. This will ensure that mobile gamers have a rich and engaging experience.
All controls on the Valorant Mobile will be Touch-based
The mobile version distinguishes itself from its PC and console counterparts by lacking controller capabilities. Leaked material indicates that Riot Games wants to preserve the exclusive touch controls as the sole way to play on mobile devices.
This decision shows how committed the company is to adjusting the gameplay for mobile consumers, offering slick and simple controls that are suitable for touchscreens.
Comparing the PC and Mobile Versions of Valorant
Riot Games and Tencent have not yet made significant information about Valorant Mobile public. Riot will most likely view Valorant Mobile as a separate release when comparing it to their mobile offshoot Wild Rift, COD Mobile, and other mobile shooters. The leaked early 2022 gameplay footage showed how it closely resembled the PC version in terms of mechanics and gameplay.
Valorant Mobile is anticipated to include many of the same agents and skills from the PC version, which developers have enhanced for quality of life to accommodate mobile control systems. Although the decorative options and gameplay modes may vary between the two versions, it will probably use a free-to-play approach. While there may be benefits to linking your Riot account to your mobile account, it is unlikely that the game will offer cross-platform play or progression.
Does Valorant Mobile Have a Beta Version?
Currently, Valorant Mobile is only available to consumers in China and is undergoing a closed testing phase. Tencent, the company behind Valorant Mobile, being situated in Shanghai, China, hardly surprises anyone, as Asia has always been a center for esports and mobile gaming.
When Will Valorant Mobile Be Available?
As of mid-2023, an official release date for Valorant Mobile has not been revealed, despite the fact that it was first mentioned more than two years ago and the PC version’s release having occurred three years prior. Even if it is unlikely to debut this year, a precise release date might be announced in the coming months.
Initial rumors suggested that the Valorant team would announce the release date for Valorant Mobile during the celebration for Valorant PC’s third anniversary in June 2023. However, the team did not reveal any specific details. Later this year, the Valorant team plans to announce the much-anticipated release date for Valorant Mobile on the Android and iOS platforms during another big Valorant occasion. Rest assured that as soon as new information becomes available, we will swiftly update this post.
There haven’t been any news yet regarding a North American beta. Historically, the United States has had relative delayed access to mobile betas than other regions. Anticipating the result, the game is expected to be accessible in other locations much before it becomes so in the US. At this time, neither the Google Play Store nor the Apple App Store nor the official website allow pre-registration for Valorant Mobile.