Riot Games Announces VALORANT's Expansion to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 Consoles

Riot Games Announces VALORANT's Expansion to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 Consoles

At Summer Game Fest, Riot Games revealed that VALORANT, the highly acclaimed, free-to-play, 5v5 character-based tactical shooter, will soon be accessible on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5 (PS5®) consoles. This marks a significant expansion for the franchise, which has been predominantly available on PC. The console versions will feature custom-built gameplay to ensure the same core, competitive experience that fans have come to expect.

The rollout will begin with a limited beta on June 14, 2024, targeting players in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. Following the initial launch, the beta may extend to additional global regions. Players interested in participating can register their interest at

The console versions of VALORANT will maintain the game’s strict competitive integrity, featuring no cross-play between PC and console to ensure balanced gameplay. However, PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 players will enjoy a shared inventory and progression system linked to their VALORANT accounts. This ensures simultaneous access to all live patch balances, new agents, maps, premium content, and other live service features across platforms.

Arnar Gylfason, Production Director of VALORANT, emphasized the importance of delivering an uncompromised competitive console experience. “When exploring whether to bring VALORANT to additional platforms, we knew we had to be able to offer the same uncompromising, competitive experience that we’ve provided to PC players for years: a precise, team-based, tactical shooter,” said Gylfason. “We were adamant that VALORANT’s core, competitive gameplay must feel natural on a controller; and - if we couldn’t deliver on that gameplay promise - we had to be prepared to walk away from it. We hope we nailed it, but ultimately, our players will have the final say.”

VALORANT pits two teams of five players against each other in a round-based, attackers vs defenders format, aiming to win a best-of-24-round gunfight. Players worldwide can look forward to experiencing the intense, strategic gameplay of VALORANT on their consoles, with Riot Games ensuring that the game’s high standards are met on these new platforms.

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VALORANT is a competitive 5v5 character-based first-person tactical shooter developed and published by Riot Games for PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5. VALORANT is a precise and lethal multiplayer game with high-fidelity gunplay, a diverse arsenal of guns, agents with unique abilities, and competitively tuned maps for unlimited hours of play. In VALORANT, players lock in their agent for the entire duration of the match and then attempt to win a round-based, attackers vs. defenders, best-of-24-rounds fight.

VALORANT is a free-to-play game and optimized to perform on a wide variety of PC and console platforms, allowing for a global audience to compete. Demonstrated by the game’s best-in-class game server quality, global infrastructure, and proprietary anti-cheat technology, Riot Games is committed to preserving the core tenets of the tactical shooter genre and upholding the competitive integrity of the gameplay experience across all available platforms.

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, which has gone on to be one of the most-played PC games in the world. In the years that followed, Riot released VALORANT, Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Riot’s titles have led to the creation of some of the most-watched and widely recognized esports in the world, culminating in events like the League of Legends World Championship and VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT), which are watched by millions of fans each year. Riot has also expanded its IP through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and Arcane, its Emmy-winning animated series.