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When will Valorant launch for everyone on PS5, Xbox Series X/S?

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Riot Games’ competitive shooter is finally making its way to the consoles, but many fans wonder when Valorant will fully launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. 

Valorant has been a massive success for Riot Games, a company previously only known for making the MOBA League of Legends. The game is also the first time Riot Games dabbled into the competitive first-person shooter genre, so it’s impressive to see how much success Riot has had, when even games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive didn’t hit its player count peaks until it was several years old. 

With over 28 million gamers tuning in each month, Valorant has plenty of players to entertain. Riot Games aims to launch Valorant on consoles, another unexplored frontier for the company. Fans are wondering how the game will play and when the full version will arrive. 

When is Valorant set to be fully playable for all on PS5, Xbox Series X/S consoles?

Riot Games hasn’t announced a release date for the full console version of Valorant yet.

Making a competitive shooter for the console audience is tricky. While easy to access, consoles lack the precision that a mouse and keyboard can offer. Balancing sticky aim is the key to a fair and genuinely competitive experience on the consoles. Riot Games is treading uncharted waters here, so the developers is taking its time to get the game right. 

The game will feature crossplay between the two consoles. However, crossplay against PC players will be off-limits at least at the start. Other games like Overwatch and Apex Legends have seen comprehensive crossplay become the norm in the years after their first release. 

Valorant closed console beta start date

The Valorant closed console beta launches on June 14, 2024, for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

The beta will launch with limited keys and will only be available for players in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Other regions will hold their betas for the game at a later date. The Valorant beta won’t launch with competitive queues, letting console players ease into the new game. 

Valorant veterans will be glad to know that purchases and content will be shared between the console and PC versions of the game. The console version will seemingly include all existing agents, skins, and levels. Servers and rankings will be kept separate for a more seamless and fair experience on consoles. 

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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