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Valorant Patch 1.08 leak reveals update on mobile version

Published: 21/Sep/2020 11:53

by Andy Williams

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A new Valorant leak has surfaced following Patch 1.08, which hints towards the fact that Riot are looking to take their tactical shooter to iOS and Android!

Riot built Valorant from the ground up, with the sole intention of making this the best game it could be for PC. But when millions poured into Future Earth’s servers and interest spiked, the game’s potential to port across to other platforms was soon noticed.

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Based on Riot’s response to community requests — such as the inclusion of Spike Rush and Deathmatch, balancing Agents and tweaking Competitive ranks — it’s evident that the League of Legends developers are in this for the long-haul.

By shaping Valorant around the consumer, Riot are creating a loyal fanbase that will want to keep returning back to Future Earth. But despite their best efforts, a big portion of the market is still missing out on Valorant: the mobile market.

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Valorant mobile gameplay
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Porting Valorant over to mobile is no easy task, considering it was designed with the PC player in mind.

Valorant leak shows promise for mobile release

Valorant’s Game Director, Joe Ziegler, has previously stated that Riot are “exploring” the option of bringing the Future Earth experience to mobile. But since then, little has been offered by way of an update.

But according to Valorant YouTuber ‘SkillCapped,’ a new string of code has emerged in the game files following Patch 1.08.

According to SkillCapped, the new line of code refers to the ability to perform an action by tapping on the right-hand side of the screen — a feature only available on touch screen devices, such as iOS and Android platforms.

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While this is only a small update in the grand scheme of things, it still shows that Riot are working on Valorant’s potential mobile UI and aligning it with updates as they release. And as the YouTuber suggests, if Riot are considering a mobile release, then the possibility of a console release is also on the cards.

Indeed, Ziegler has recently confirmed that they’re working on bringing Valorant to console by stating that Riot have a dedicated team towards assessing the feasibility of shipping the title over to Xbox and PlayStation.

But of course, the datamined string of code pertaining to mobile must be taken with a pinch of salt, until Riot release an official statement announcing their progress.

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FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.

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As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.

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Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.

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We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.

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Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.


In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.