Valorant is Getting a Mobile Release | Tag Roundup #101

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Since its release last year, Valorant has grown in popularity and attracted some of the biggest names in the first-person shooter world. Riot recently announced their plans for a mobile version and it’s safe to say that the gaming community is excited!

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Riot Will Bring Valorant to Mobile Devices – The Verge

Valorant is one of the tensest tactical shooters I’ve ever played. Mechanical skill, positioning, and team coordination are absolutely critical in defeating the other team. It’s an unforgiving game that rewards those who put in the time to learn the game mechanics.

Until recently, we only had hope for Valorant on PC. With the announcement of Valorant Mobile, we at least know that gamers will be able to enjoy the shooter on the go. The developers didn’t specify what hardware requirements you’ll need, but my guess is that the latest smartphones will be compatible.

Valorant has 1 million followers on Twitch and regularly boasts 100k+ viewers at any given time. People tune in to see the insane precision, creative use of abilities, and unparalleled gameplay. Many gamers compare Valorant to CS:GO, but the ability usage really sets it apart. 

Because the game has so many different classes, you’ll want to test out a few heroes before deciding which Valorant agent to main. Each has a unique set of skills to assist their team on the map and players can unlock new agents by playing more games.

With most mobile shooters, having precise aim can be tough. Since good aim is such a key factor in winning a game of Valorant, Riot may need to enable controller support for the mobile release. Playing on a touchscreen can be tough when you need to quickly move your cursor or maintain the reticle at head height.

Additionally, Riot will need to be careful about crowding the screen with icons. There’s only so much space on a mobile device, and visual information is important in Valorant. Call of Duty has figured out a way to do this on its mobile release, so I doubt Riot will have any issues.

Lastly, team comms will be interesting here. On PC, players use a combination of voice, text, and on-screen pings for callouts. Valorant mobile must capture the teamwork component in a way that isn’t clunky and doesn’t interfere with the main gameplay.

You can download the game on PC for free and we’ll keep you posted when we know when Valorant is coming to mobile! Riot wants to “bring Valorant to more players around the world” so I’ll also have my eye out for any whispers of Valorant coming to console.

Are you interested in trying Valorant on mobile? What do you need to see from Riot to make this a decent mobile option? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!

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While it hasn’t been confirmed that Valorant will come to console, the developers at Riot have gone on record saying it is “preparing to expand the franchise in order to bring Valorant to more players around the world”. It is currently available on PC and a mobile release has been announced as of June 2021.

You can download Valorant for free on the official website:
https://playvalorant.com/en-us/

Valorant can not run natively on Mac OS, but you can play it on a Mac by using platforms like Parallels Desktop. By installing Windows on a Mac machine, you can play Valorant on a mac.

The minimum requirement to play Valorant is an Intel HD 4000, which will allow you to play at 30 frames per second (FPS). To reach 144+ FPS, you will need a minimum of a GTX 1050 TI.

Yes, you can plug a controller into your PC to play Valorant with a controller. It has been confirmed that the Xbox One and PS4 controllers work with Valorant on PC.

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