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Could Riot be hosting an online Valorant event on March 27?

Published: 25/Mar/2020 6:41

by Andrew Amos

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After the initial delay of Valorant’s launch event, it appears that it could be rescheduled and on the books for Friday March 27, after a host of streamers and pro players have booked the day off.

Valorant has been the game on everyone’s lips as of late, with players from Overwatch, Counter-Strike, and more pledging to jump ship once the Riot-developed FPS eventually releases.

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While fans have only seen short snippets of gameplay, there might be something a bit bigger happening this weekend.

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Keep your eyes peeled for any big news out of the Valorant camp on March 27.

The Valorant launch event, with some of Twitch’s top streamers and pro players from other games, could be taking place on Friday March 27, if speculation is to be believed.

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Tim ‘Timthetatman’ Betar was the first to start sending alarm bells around the Valorant community after he mentioned that he wasn’t going to be streaming on March 27 because of other commitments.

The streamer, who was picked up by Blizzard to promote new Overwatch DPS hero Echo, is now one of many to drop hints about Valorant’s launch event happening online on Friday.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel deflected a question on stream on March 24 about
“Valorant this Friday [March 27],” which only fueled the rumor mill. CS:GO pro Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield also mentioned that he was going to try Valorant “in three days,” lining up with the others.

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The initial closed test was set to take place on March 11 and 12 before it was canceled. While it’s unlikely the general public will see anything new, eagerly waiting fans might be able to get a few tidbits from their favorite personalities afterwards.

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However, it’s opening the doors for a possible public beta release sooner rather than later ⁠— even possibly on the same day.

While the rumored date for Valorant’s beta has changed almost every day, everything coming back to March 27 could mean players might have something to try soon.

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Could players be getting a taste of Valorant sooner rather than later? Well, no one knows for sure.

Obviously this is all speculation, so please take it with a grain of salt. However, with fans itching to play while being locked down at home, now would be the perfect time to drop Valorant for everyone to test out.

Valorant is expected to be released with 10 agents and a few maps focusing around a defusal-style mode. However, Riot are looking to expand their horizons with different styles of maps, agents, and modes once the game launches too.

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Valorant Episode 1 Act 3 Battle Pass: Skins, sprays, price, more

Published: 15/Oct/2020 3:38 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 4:51

by Brad Norton

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Valorant’s third and final Act for Episode 1 is now upon us and that means an all-new Battle Pass is available too. From the new skin lines to the total costs, we’ve got a rundown on everything you need to know.

Each Episode in Valorant comes with three independent Acts, each of which brings all-new content. From the game’s fifth map to the 14th Agent, there’s plenty included in the latest major update. Alongside these additions, there’s also another full Battle Pass ready for you to grind through.

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From October 13 through until the beginning of Episode 2, you’ll be able to advance through another 50 tiers of unlocks. Skins, sprays, gun buddies, and player cards are just a few of the items on offer.

Whether you’re playing casually for free or investing for the premium track, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a complete rundown of the Act III Battle Pass.

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Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass price

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There’s a ton to grind for in the Act III Battle Pass.

No different from every Battle Pass prior, Riot Games is sticking to the same price in Act III. It’ll cost you 1,000 Valorant Points (VP) to unlock the premium track. This will provide you with access to every single new item on offer, should you gather the experience needed to level it up.

However, there is still the free track this time around too. You’ll still be able to unlock a few sprays and skins for your efforts throughout the Act. If you do opt for the premium side of things, keep in mind that you’ll be earning a ton of Radianite through the Battle Pass as well.

Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass Rewards

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The new Jade skin line can be unlocked for the Judge, Phantom, Spectre, and Ghost.

While all of the usual items will be on offer in the new Battle Pass, there are also three new skin lines available through the premium track. The Ruin, Jade, and Surge skin lines will offer all-new ways to customize your favorite weapons, including your knife as well.

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The Jade skins give weapons a vibrant green look akin to its namesake emerald. Other options turn weapons black and gold with ominous red patches. It’s safe to say you’ll have more choice than ever when it comes to customization in Act III.

On top of the expected skins for your weapons, there’s also a ton of other goodies included. Player Cards, Gun Buddies, Sprays, Player Titles, and of course, Radianite Points aplenty.

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A look at the Gothic Melee weapon available in the Act III Battle Pass

The Act III Battle Pass went live on October 13. Be sure to get in early and start powering through if you want to claim the most lucrative rewards at the very end of the 50 tiers. Below is a full look at every single tier in the Act 3 Battle Pass.

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The first page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The second page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The third page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The fourth page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The fifth page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass
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The sixth page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass
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The seventh page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass
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The eight page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The ninth page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.
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The 10th page in the Valorant Act 3 Battle Pass.

Check out our guide on experience gains in Valorant so that you can rush to the end as soon as possible.