Riot's Valorant has over 14m monthly active players

Riot's Valorant has over 14m monthly active players

Online shooter Valorant boasts more than 14 million monthly players.

That's according to developer and publisher Riot Games, which revealed the milestone to mark one year since the title was released. Furthermore, the firm is bringing Valorant to mobile.

By way of comparison, Valve's rival free-to-play online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive boasted 27 million players last month, according to its website.

“One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and to prove to them that Valorant will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter,” Valorant's executive producer Anna Donlon said.

“To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with Valorant is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive Valorant experience to even more global players.”

Valorant launched on June 2nd, 2020 following a beta period.

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