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Valorant Mobile Version: Leaks, Release Date, Trailers and More For Riot's Tactical Shooter

Valorant is Riot Games 5v5 tactical shooter and is growing in popularity at an impressive rate, moving into the new Episode 2 Act 2.

Riot have been expanding their game offering and their serviced platforms - including mobile devices, and the developer has confirmed that the game is coming to mobile.

With League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra and Team Fight Tactics now on your phone, Riot done a great job of transferring titles so far.

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Read More: Valorant Episode 2 Act 2 LEAKS: Release Date, Patch Notes, Battle Pass, Agent Astra, Map, Skins And Everything We Know 

What is Valorant?

If you've not got a gaming PC, you may have missed the buzz around Valorant. Coming from Riot Games, the developer behind the insanely popular League of Legends, it's a five-on-five tactical shooter.

Playing like a hybrid between the classic CS:GO format of attacking and defending bomb sites, it also offers characters with their own abilities, not unlike Overwatch.

Gunplay is king, but these abilities can still swing a match in your team's favour.

How its precise shooting mechanics and wealth of intricate systems like peeking and boosting will translate to a touchscreen, though, is anyone's guess.

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Release Date

Don't expect any news soon, with Valorant's PC version remaining incredibly popular in 2021.

As part of its big one-year anniversary, Riot confirmed that the game is coming to mobile - but didn't give any further details, suggesting it could be some way off.

Leaks

Back in April of last year, players discovered that the game is tablet compatible.

u/Spacixr found that when playing Valorant on their Laptop in tablet mode, the game was filled with tablet mode controls.

They loaded into a practice map to see if they could use the controls and they worked!

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What's Riot Saying?

Fresh off of showing off League of Legends: Wild Rift at Apple's iPhone 12 keynote, Riot's CEO Nicolo Laurent has been discussing the potential of 5G connectivity.

What’s exciting about 5G for our future games: 1) Low latency: for great action gameplay and competitive integrity.2) Bandwidth: for streaming tons of assets on the fly without downloading a 100gb game first. We’ll bring games on mobile we never would have considered before. https://t.co/KrjiXLzoWU
— nicolo (@niiicolo)
October 16, 2020