In early February 2022, esports organization Sentinels tweeted what looked like a blurry promotion for “Valorant” on the Nintendo Switch. The image, complete with standard Nintendo formatting, said that the FPS would come to the portable on February 25.
At the time, plenty of people wondered if the “leak” was a hoax. One Twitter user pointed out that the supposed promo mentioned pre-orders for a free-to-play game. Another joked that some of their teammates must be playing it on Switch early, referencing the idea that those on controllers would be at a disadvantage compared to gamers using a keyboard and mouse on PC.
February 25 came and went without “Valorant” hitting the Nintendo Switch eshop. While people expressed a great deal of excitement in the initial Twitter thread, it looks like the promo image was either fake or Riot pushed back the release. Considering no other mentions of a “Valorant” Switch version have surfaced, it was like the former, though Riot hasn’t spoken out against the handheld hybrid.