Riot Games' Valorant May Have a Mobile Version in Development
After functioning touchscreen controls are discovered, it looks like Valorant might be heading to mobile.
Riot Games have been dominating the Twitch scene over the past few weeks with their closed beta of Valorant, and while the closed beta at the moment is specifically PC, it appears as if the game might be heading to mobile devices in the future.
This comes from a Reddit user, Spacixr who apparently tried to play the game on their laptop while in tablet mode. What resulted was a screen showing tablet/mobile controls designed for a touchscreen device. When interacting with the controls, Spacixr claims that they worked as intended.
In addition, at the start of April 2020, mobile icons were discovered through assets that point to mobile support if Riot Games ever went down that route. At current, Valorant is supposed to be a PC-exclusive for the time being with Riot Games saying they’re considering launching it onto consoles in the future.
Icons relating to the game having Mobile support are in the game files, this doesn’t confirm Valorant will be playable on Mobile but does confirm they have icons for it if they ever want to go that route. pic.twitter.com/2JZEYEgI1N
— 🎄 Santa Ricky 🎄 (@FireMonkey__) April 4, 2020
Riot Games may be known for League of Legends which is also a PC specific title, but it also has mobile games. Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Teamfight Tactics Mobile are some of the company’s mobile titles. So it’s not like the company isn’t a stranger to the handheld market.
This isn’t particularly solid evidence that Valorant is heading to mobile devices, so take what you’re seeing with a grain of salt, as always, and wait for an official announcement from Riot Games. At current, the Valorant closed beta requires players to watch Twitch streams with Drops Enabled to stand a chance at getting access to it. When it does launch, it’s meant to be a free-to-play title.