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.
With League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra and Team Fight Tactics now on your phone, could Valorant be joining it at some stage?
First-person shooters have really taken off on the portable platform in recent years so why not bring this one too?
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.
Don't expect any news soon, with Valorant's PC version remaining incredibly popular in 2021.
Still, numerous pieces of code have suggested that the game is in development for iOS, such as the leak below from @ValorantExpress.
"Valorant on mobile is still being workled on. For this patch some adjustments were made to some iOS devices."
It's highly unlikely the game will end up as an iOS exclusive, so expect some Android code to surface in the near future.
@PlayerIGN has also stated that the game will be announced in June/Summer time, but could be delayed.
Back in April of last year, players found 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!
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)