While those looking forward to Valorant will have to wait before they can jump into the FPS title, Riot Games is allowing players to lock in their preferred usernames ahead of time. Here’s how.
If you’re anxiously awaiting the release of Riot’s first foray into the FPS genre with Valorant, you’ll be happy to know that you can lock in a username long before the game’s release.
While this might be common knowledge to fans of previous Riot titles like League of Legends of Legends of Runeterra, newcomers may be surprised at just how simple the process is to secure your preferred username.
How to lock in your Valorant username.
The first step in the process is to register an account with Riot Games. Given that the studio allows for a single username across its wide array of titles, one account is all that’s needed to access Valorant once the game becomes available.
Through the official League of Legends website, you are able to register an account by simply providing an email address and date of birth, followed by a chosen username.
One of the coolest things about Valorant is the range of beautiful and expertly-crafted skins that you can equip to make your weapons stand out. Here’s a rundown of every skin in Riot Games’ FPS, as well as everything you need to know about them.
Valorant has become one of the most popular FPS games in the world. Drawing influence from games like CS:GO and Overwatch, the game and its esports scene have been an instant success.
Alongside the colorful abilities that make Valorant stand out among competitors, another aspect of the game is its skins. Riot Games have always had a knack for developing beautiful skin designs and executing them flawlessly, and Valorant is no exception.
Below you’ll find a detailed list of what skins are available in Valorant, how they are priced and how to get them. However, we need to start off slow, so let’s begin with the skin tier lists.
Skin Price tier in Valorant
Just as in other Riot Games series, skins in Valorant are ranked by tier. Select tier is the lowest and therefore cheapest skin line, with Exclusive sitting at the other end of the scale. Let’s dive right into the base prices for each tier and their associated icons in the store:
Select Edition (SE), blue circle: 875 VP (~ $7) per individual skin, 3,500 VP (~$32) per bundle.
Deluxe Edition (DE), green rhombus: 1275 VP (~$12) per individual skin, 5,100 (~$47) per bundle.
Premium Edition (PE), upside down pink triangle: 1775 VP (~$17) per individual skin, 7,100 VP (~$75) per bundle.
Ultra Edition (UE), yellow diamond: 2475 VP (~$25) per individual skin, 9,900 VP (~$100) per bundle.
Exclusive Edition (XE), upside down orange pentagon: Varies.
Each skin has its own custom animations, reload, sound effects and death animations. Some can even evolve as you level up your weapon, changing the way that the look and react.
Wait, Valorant has evolving weapon skins?
The short answer is yes, Valorant has evolving skins, but these are only available for some weapons and skin lines. In order to start levelling up your skins you need to partake in the Battle Pass Challenges and start earning Radianite Points.
As you level up skins they’ll start to do different things, such as include new animations, sounds and more. The higher your weapon’s level, the cooler the skin, so it’s absolutely worth the grind to be able to flex how hard you’ve worked.
OK great, so where can I buy Valorant skins?
Skins are available through Battle Pass missions as well as in the store, and often come as all-inclusive bundles upon release.