For the past two years, VALORANT has been a game that’s exclusively available on PC. But that’s about to change. In this article, we’ll dive into what we know about the game’s upcoming console release, including potential release dates and exclusive perks.
Expanding to Console Platforms Riot Games, the creators of VALORANT, are no strangers to developing games for different platforms. They have titles ranging from first-person shooters to massively multiplayer online games, all of which are available on PC and mobile. Now, it seems that Riot is finally ready to expand to consoles.
Job Postings and Game Files
In November 2022, a job posting by Riot confirmed that they were looking for someone to help bring console game products to market. This is the first official confirmation we have that Riot is working on bringing VALORANT to consoles.
Furthermore, a VALORANT leaker on Twitter discovered that two new icons were added to the game for both PlayStation and Xbox in Patch 5.03. While Riot has not made any official statements about the future platforms of VALORANT, these leaks suggest that the game could be coming to consoles in the near future.
Xbox Game Pass Partnership
Last year, Xbox Game Pass partnered with Riot to unlock special perks for players. These perks include unlocking different card packs in Legends of Runeterra, every champion in League of Legends, and every agent in VALORANT.
While this partnership doesn’t confirm the release of VALORANT on consoles, it does show that Riot is willing to work with Xbox to bring their games to a wider audience.
Comparisons to Other FPS Titles
VALORANT has been compared to other first-person shooter games like Counter-Strike and Overwatch due to its combination of gunplay and abilities. While Counter-Strike is also only available on PC, Overwatch has had success on multiple platforms. This success gives hope that VALORANT could have similar success on consoles.
Release Date Speculations
As of now, there is no set release date for VALORANT on consoles. While we know that Riot is actively working on the game’s console release, we can only speculate on when it will happen. It could be this year or the next, but we’ll have to wait for official announcements to find out more.
VALORANT is finally making its way to consoles, and fans of the game are eagerly waiting for more information. Riot Games has a history of creating successful games across different platforms, and it’s exciting to see what they have in store for their upcoming console release. As more news comes out, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.