Riot Games’ Hit Competitive Tac-Shooter Widens its Reach to Players on Xbox Series X|S and
PlayStation®5 Consoles

Video game developer and publisher Riot Games today
announced its popular, free-to-play, 5v5 character-based tactical shooter VALORANT, will soon
be available to global players on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5 (PS5®) consoles,
beginning with a limited beta – kicking off in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom,
Europe, and Japan on June 14, 2024, before possibly rolling out to remaining global regions
shortly thereafter. News of VALORANT’s console expansion and upcoming Limited Beta was
announced on-stage at the 2024 Summer Game Fest event by VALORANT’s Executive
Producer Andy Ho and Production Director Arnar Gylfason, marking a moment of notable
growth into the console market for Riot Games. Global console players can learn more about
the VALORANT Limited Beta regional eligibility rollout and register their interest in beta access

Both Xbox and PS5 formats feature custom-built VALORANT gameplay, upholding the game’s
strict level of core, competitive gameplay, which remains the ultimate priority for the franchise’s
expansion. In order to maintain VALORANT’s renowned standard for competitive integrity,
cross-play will not be available between PC and console player matches. However, VALORANT
players on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 will have a connected, shared inventory and
gameplay progression tied to their VALORANT account. Both PC and console players will
receive simultaneous platform releases of all live patch balances, new agents, maps, premium
content, and additional live service features.

“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 Arnar Gylfason, Production
Director of VALORANT at Riot Games. “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.”

A free-to-play game of precise skill, high stakes and lethal gameplay, VALORANT pits two
teams of five players against each other to win a round-based, attackers vs defenders, best-of-
24-rounds gunfight. For additional details about VALORANT and to register interest in
VALORANT’s Limited Beta for Xbox Series X|S and PS5, visit


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