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Are Valorant and League of Legends coming to Xbox?

Riot Games announced a new partnership with Xbox via Game Pass, but will Valorant and League of Legends come to console XBOX?
Are Valorant and League of Legends coming to Xbox?
The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022 surprised Riot Games fans after the companies unveiled a partnership that will see titles such as Valorant, League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and more, show up on Game Pass. 

Through this partnership, Game Pass owners can unlock a wide variety of content, including the many playable characters that need grinding to unlock. Additionally, free cosmetics accompanying the release of a new League of Legends Champion or Valorant Agent will become permanent unlocks even if their subscription expires.

Still, the burning question on many fans' minds is whether League of Legends and Valorant are headed to the Xbox console.

Is League of Legends coming to Xbox?

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League of Legends won't be coming to consoles. (Picture: Riot Games)

The biggest misconception from the announcement was that Riot Games would be porting their games to Xbox consoles. However, it is important to remind users that the partnership focuses only on Game Pass for PC.

Therefore, League of Legends will not be coming to consoles. Instead, Riot has decided to focus on a mobile version of their famous MOBA, Wild Rift.

Is Valorant coming to Xbox?

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Valorant is not coming to Xbox. (Picture: Riot Games)

The same can be said for Valorant, although rumors have mentioned that the tactical shooter is the most likely to be ported to consoles eventually. However, with the release of Valorant Mobile looming, these efforts seem to be put on hold for the moment. 

Indeed, it's more straightforward to port a shooter to consoles, especially one so deeply connected to the genre as the Xbox. For example, game titles like Halo and Call of Duty have been almost synonymous with the Microsoft ecosystem; therefore, it would seem like a natural progression for Valorant.

But of course, issues could arise from a hypothetical Valorant console version, mainly the evergreen Mouse and Keyboard vs. Controller debate. Titles like Overwatch that boast crossplay don't allow players to queue for competitive playlists if they're using different peripherals. Others, like Apex Legends, have been constantly criticized for mismanaging how strong aim assist feels at times. 

In the end, this is all pure speculation. So, to reiterate: no gameplay titles developed by Riot Games are planned for a console release.

If you want to keep up to date with Valorant tier lists, skin collections, and more, check out our dedicated section for more coverage of the ultra-popular title.

 

Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.