VALORANT Mobile is coming soon, as Riot Games already confirmed. Although details are still being kept under wraps, VALORANT executive producer Anna Donolon said that "we're thrilled to soon offer the same competitive VALORANT experience to even more global players."
Given VALORANT's massive popularity and growing esports scene, it's not surprising that Riot has big plans to create a mobile version of the the game. We've already seen popular shooter franchises like Call of Duty and Apex Legends get mobile versions, so expect Riot to follow suit with VALORANT Mobile.
If you're a fan of the original PC version of the popular 5v5 tactical first-person shooter game, you may want to check out the latest release date information for VALORANT Mobile below.
Is VALORANT Mobile coming in 2022?
Recent updates have pointed to possible 2022 release, but Riot has yet to announce an offiicial release date for VALORANT Mobile. However, a beta version of VALORANT Mobile is expected to release very soon.
Riot's Anna Donlon already confirmed that VALORANT Mobile currently under development. The executive producer said that the highly-anticipated mobile game should be ready in the second full year of VALORANT, which would be 2022, but there are no clear signs that it will be released anytime soon.
According to leaker Shaun Weber, the closed beta of VALORANT Mobile started in selected countries in July, and that more details will be revealed soon.
The open beta will likely be released by late 2022.
During a July 2021 interview with ONE Esports, Riot General Manager Justin Hulog said that the mobile version would be arriving in Southeast Asia first (SEA).
"In many ways, it does make sense to potentially go out in Southeast Asia first," Hulog said. "But there are also unique challenges and very high expectations for how a game should perform on mobile. That could mean that we may look at other regions that are less demanding first."
"VALORANT Mobile is going to have a really big focus in Southeast Asia just because of the fact that it is a mobile-first region," Hulog added, citing the advantages of a later release.
"But whether it comes first is a question that we need to weigh. One of the nice things about not going first is that it gives us time to work out the bugs.
According to Twitter user @ValorantMNews, VALORANT Mobile has entered a less restricted testing phase.
Is there already a trailer for VALORANT Mobile?
Since the open beta for VALORANT Mobile hasn't started yet, it will probably take several months before Riot releases an official trailer for the game. However, gameplay footages from the alpha test of the game have been leaked online, giving fans an early look of the VALORANT Mobile's interface.
Gameplay footage from VALORANT Mobile has leaked ahead of its release:
For now, you can check out Netease's new mobile shooter called Hyper Front, which will definitely remind you of VALORANT: