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No Clear Timeline for VALORANT Mobile

A recent interview provided important, if less than exciting, news regarding VALORANT Mobile
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VALORANT Mobile is finally getting some much-needed attention from Riot Games developers.

It’s now been almost three years since VALORANT was released and it has quickly become one of the biggest esports titles in the world. The dynamic gameplay along with Riot’s knack for creating compelling esports structures has made the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 one of the most-watched tournaments.

Now, developers are looking at giving VALORANT Mobile the same treatment as the mobile esports scene expands.

VALORANT Devs Provide Much-Needed Mobile Update

In the summer of 2021, Riot Games announced that it was working on a mobile version of VALORANT. Since then, developers have offered no release date.

That didn’t stop leakers from looking into it themselves, however. Prominent dataminer ValorLeaks reported earlier this year that “tons” of VALORANT Mobile files were added to a PBE patch. At the time, he predicted that there would be a beta for the mobile game in the next few months.

Nothing happened, unfortunately. So... 

When Should We Expect VALORANT Mobile?

ONE Esports recently interviewed Executive Producer Anna Donlon and Game Director Andy Ho about the highly anticipated mobile game.

According to Donlon, the game is “deep in development.” There has been a lot of silence, she explained, because the process has been very extensive and Riot is hoping to ensure the game reaches the “same level of refinement” as VALORANT before sharing more information. That includes a release date.

Donlon said: “We just don’t want to put Valorant on mobile if it doesn’t work right and if it isn’t as great of an experience as we think we can provide. So I think that’s taken longer than we’d hoped to make it feel really good, but it’s still in development and something we’re really excited about.”

The game is still undergoing a lot of changes, developers shared. So don’t expect any more information until it’s closer to the launch date — whenever that is.

“To keep our ability to learn and understand that it’s healthy, we need to take away the pressure of a timeline,” said Donlon to ONE Esports. “The more we talk about it, the more players are looking for confirmation of a launch date. Right now, we’re just trying to get it right before we start talking about it more.”

When VALORANT Mobile finally comes out, fans should expect it to feel “authentic” and similar to the PC version in many ways. Fans will get the “full VALORANT experience” in the mobile version while also catering to the “needs” of mobile players.