Valorant: The multiplayer success confirms a console edition that will be published this year

Riot Games has confirmed that 'Valorant', its successful multiplayer shooting format will add a specific version for the rest of the year consoles of the current generation. The revelation has also come accompanied by confirmation of a test limited to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan scheduled for June 14, 2024, although it will most likely not take long to reach the rest of the world. regions.

PS5 and Xbox Series receive Valorant

If we look at the explanations provided by Riot Games, the Xbox and PS5 they would have been equipped with custom gameplay to stick to the level of competitive experience. “That was and remains the top priority when expanding the franchise,” explains Andy Ho, executive producer of the title. Thus, to maintain 'Valorant' standards of competitive integrity, cross-platform play will not be allowed in games between PC and consoles. Head of product management Coleman Palm alleges that, for example, the technology implemented in DualSense controllers, if used in a gaming context such as 'Valorant' multiplayer lobbies on console, would guarantee PlayStation users 5 a significant competitive advantage over Xbox players, depending on the greater fluidity and responsiveness guaranteed by the gyroscope orientation.

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However, PC, Xbox Series X|S and PS5 players They will share their inventory and progress between the different platforms, as they will be linked to your account. In this regard, it is important to note that version updates, new agents, maps, premium content and other updates will arrive simultaneously on both PC and consoles. Besides, all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will receive a free welcome pack. The special pack (PC original) will also be accessible at launch on Xbox consoles, allowing immediate access to every agent and every new character in the multiplayer shooter, as well as guaranteeing a permanent 20% increase in experience point progression of content to unlock through events and the Battle Pass.

Cross Inventory

If you are a player of the PC version and now want to try or join console, don't worry, as Your progression is saved and players will be able to use the same items on all platforms. In parallel, players who join 'Valorant' during its beta phase will see all their battle pass progress, agents and skins transferred between console and PC when the testing phase ends. With this, the integration between platforms will be complete, without testing the balance of the controls with the help of the players. “I think we have achieved our goal, but it will be the players who will give the final verdict.”


Riot Games' Multiplayer is a character-based 5v5 tactical shooter set in a global setting. To prevail, you'll have to outsmart your opponents with tactical skills, precise gunfights, and teamwork. With only one life per round, you'll have to think faster than your opponent to survive, and you'll need to go beyond simple firefights, from choosing an agent with their own abilities. Each map is designed to encourage team strategies that lead to spectacular actions and decisive moments.