1 Year and 14 Million Players Later, Valorant Headed to Mobile

Valorant's 1-year anniversary brings news of its first non-PC platform.
Valorant's 1-year anniversary brings news of its first non-PC platform. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant celebrates its 1-year anniversary Wednesday, and Riot Games has mark the occasion by announcing Valorant Mobile and planning free in-game rewards to be handed out throughout June.

"One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and to prove to them that Valorant will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter,” said executive producer Anna Donlon. “To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with Valorant is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive Valorant experience to even more global players.”

Riot didn't provide more detail about Valorant Mobile, but indicated it would be only the first step it took in expanding Valorant to more platforms.

Valorant now has more than 14 million active PC players, and its community has played more than half a billion games. Those players will receive "commemorative digital swag, including a redeemable player card and a free event pass" as part of the anniversary celebration.

Riot also celebrated the finale of Valorant Champions Tour: Masters Stage 2 last month, with more than a million concurrent viewers reportedly tuning in for an average minute audience of over 800,000.

"A year ago, Valorant launched and found an immediate home on Twitch," said Twitch's chief content officer Michael Aragon. "Through livestreaming, tournaments, and collaboration, the Twitch community embraced all that Valorant has to offer, with excitement and enthusiasm. We love how our creators and viewers have continued to champion and celebrate the world of Valorant, and are excited to see how the next year unfolds."