Riot Games has made an interesting foray into the world of mobile gaming with Valorant Mobile, which is now in closed beta testing in China. The character-based shooter has the potential to change the gaming scene and appeal to a larger audience. Building on the success of League of Legends: Wild Rift, the developer hopes to offer a new shooter-style experience to casual gamers. The new release is also likely to satisfy ardent Valorant fans, who will be able to enjoy tactical action on portable devices.
As Valorant Mobile enters beta testing, this article delves into the fascinating leaks surfacing from this mobile adaption, which include mobile unique aspects, a cross-progression system, a Valorant Mobile Global Championship, and more.
Valorant Mobile’s anticipated release window
Riot Games has not yet confirmed Valorant Mobile’s release date. However, according to a recent leak by dataminer @SargeOP_ on X (previously Twitter), a beta version of Valorant Mobile is expected to be released in January 2024.
According to Sarge, the game could be released by the end of 2023 or early 2024. However, January 2024 appears to be more likely. The leaker also revealed that Riot Games modified several of the elements on Tencent’s Valorant Mobile to make the gaming experience more similar to the PC version.
It has also been speculated that the global version of Valorant Mobile will be published before the Chinese version. This is due to license delays, which suggest that the game’s distribution plan may vary per country.
There have also been concerns regarding player retention during the Chinese beta, with reports indicating very low involvement. Such an issue is frequent throughout the testing phase of many games’ development, and it forces creators to identify and address any flaws that may hamper player engagement.
Recent playtests in North America indicate that developers are aggressively improving the game for a larger audience, demonstrating their commitment to providing a polished and interesting mobile gaming experience to Valorant enthusiasts all around. Keep a look out for official Valorant Mobile release dates and updates.