VALORANT: Riot Announces New Client Coming Soon

Riot has announced that a new client will be coming soon, where Riot’s games well all be housed under one client. Read on for more info:


We’re excited to share that we’re preparing to launch a brand new Riot Client in the coming weeks! 

So Why Launch the Riot Client Now?
Over the last few years, we’ve finally put the ’s’ in Riot Games, and you’ve created diverse and thriving communities around Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, Wild Rift, and of course League of Legends. We wanted to develop a client that would give you the best experience possible and get you into your favorite desktop game quickly while also giving you the opportunity to explore all of what Riot has to offer.

All the Riot titles have actually already been using this multi-game client but skinned for each individual game and without a way to access your library of Riot games. We’re now adding a new user interface, streamlined features and even more on the way after launch. With the new Riot Client, it’ll be easier for you to discover and access all of what we have to offer. All desktop Riot games will be accessible from one client, with each game having its own dedicated product page with game-specific content including the latest news and events. You’ll be able to clean up your desktop and only have one Riot Client launcher where all your favorite Riot games will live! However, if you prefer, you can maintain your existing game desktop shortcuts for a direct path to your favorite game.

What Building the Best Client Experience Means to Us 

  • You won’t have to manually download or install anything new to upgrade. 
  • You’ll always have access to relevant news, updates, and information when you want it. 
  • And you’ll be able to go straight to game (and being hard stuck silver) when you don’t. 

What It Will Look Like
Even though all Riot’s games will be housed under one Riot Client, each game will have its own dedicated landing page with game-specific details and dynamic call to action. Game pages will include cinematic backgrounds, previews of events and relevant news to you all while being able to install or patch the game. You can also scroll and explore all Riot games in the games library.https://www.youtube.com/embed/STq3rFUtqBE?showinfo=0&rel=0

Riot Client Rollout Schedule
We want to be as transparent as possible with this launch to avoid any confusion and ensure a seamless transition.

The new Riot Client will begin rolling out on September 20. After a few weeks of ensuring stability, the client will be rolled out to all players worldwide starting October 4. Please note the worldwide launch date is subject to change if the team requires any updates or changes. We want everyone to have the best experience possible when it fully launches.

What’s to Come
We are continuously striving to make the best player experience possible. The Riot Client team is working hard on features for after the launch that will make it easier and more rewarding to play. We’ll have more updates on this in the months to come. 

Questions?
So you’ve probably got some questions about the new client and the rollout. Visit our dedicated Riot Client support article for more information and Q&As. We’ll be actively updating the Support page over the coming weeks with more Q&As. 

-Riot Client PO Bradford Barrett

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