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Valorant Mobile Release Date: When is it?

A mobile version is in the works, but when can players get their hands on it?
A mobile version is in the works, but when can players get their hands on it? / Photo by Riot Games

A mobile version of Valorant was announced Wednesday, to help commemorate the anniversary of Valorant's launch one year ago. For a game that's gradually been growing its fanbase, an announcement like this makes sense, as mobile versions of popular games have become a staple of the gaming industry.

With a major move for a game like Valorant, the community and players have asked a plethora of questions related to the mobile version, the most prominent of which is a release date for Valorant Mobile. Here's when the mobile version of Valorant could be releasing.

Valorant Mobile Release Date

In an interview with Polygon, Valorant executive producer Anna Donlon, the mobile version was confirmed, along with other key details, but a firm release date was not given for Valorant Mobile.

In response to a potential release date, Donlon replied, "we’re not confirming dates, but hopefully that’s something we’ll be able to see in year two.” So, in all likelihood, players will be able to download Valorant Mobile sometime in 2021, or at the very least, before May 2022.

This is a broad timeframe for a release, but implementing a PC shooter on to a mobile platform is a difficult and convoluted process, and something that could require up to a year to develop and release. And on top of that, maintaining and releasing updates and patches for the main game on PC still takes priority over a mobile version. All in all, for those savoring Valorant Mobile, patience will be necessary.