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How to get free Valorant loot drops with Twitch Prime Gaming

Published: 10/Sep/2020 18:30

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has announced that they are partnering with Twitch to release some free Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming users. Here’s what you’ll need to claim these in-game rewards.

Following the success of Valorant’s beta launch in June, where Riot handed out access to random Twitch viewers, the two companies have now partnered up again to give more away to fans of the tactical shooter.

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Now that Valorant is in full release, Riot revealed, on September 10, that they are giving away some free in-game cosmetics for players to claim.

gun buddy in valorant
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Riot is giving out free Valorant cosmetic items with Prime Gaming.

Valorant players with an active Prime Gaming subscription will be able to access to these exclusive loot drops, to get your hands on some new cosmetics.

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Starting on September 16, the Netter Treter Gun Buddy, from Killoy’s collection, will be available and these rewards will be released every month. Here’s everything you’ll need to claim these Valorant drops for yourself.

How to link Valorant account to Twitch Prime

Before you can claim these rewards you will need to connect your Riot Games account to your Twitch account with an active Prime subscription.

To link your accounts, you’ll simply need to follow the steps below.

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  1. Log into your Riot Games account.
  2. Then, simply sign-in to your Twitch account.
  3. When you log in, click your profile and go to the Connections page in settings.
  4. Find the Riot Games tab, press the ‘Connect’ button, and ‘Authorize’.
  5. You will now be able to claim your Prime Gaming loot drops.

How to get Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming

  1. When the rewards are live, visit the Valorant page on Twitch’s Prime Gaming website.
  2. Log in with a Twitch account that has an active Prime subscription.
  3. Once you log in, click the ‘Claim Now’ button next to the ‘Netter Treter Gun Buddy’ reward.
  4. If your accounts have already been linked, the item should be claimed and added to your in-game inventory – ready to use!

It is also worth noting that the rewards are only available for a month before they are replaced with the next item. So, be sure to grab any items before they expire.

As of now, it is unclear just which items will be released in the coming months, but we’ll be sure to update you once more is revealed.

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Riot fix Sova and Phoenix ultimate bugs after Valorant Patch 1.09

Published: 1/Oct/2020 8:24 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 8:33

by Andrew Amos

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Missed Phoenix calling out the signature “jokes over, you’re dead” after Valorant Patch 1.09? How about Sova yelling “nowhere to run” at the top of his lungs? You weren’t alone, with both Agents having voice line bugs after the update. Thankfully, they’re now fixed.

Being able to hear ultimate voice lines in Valorant is more important than you think. They are a crucial indicator of understanding what is happening across the map. If you didn’t know Raze pulled out a Showstopper, you could just be destroyed.

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However, after Valorant Patch 1.09, certain Agents had their ultimate voice lines disabled ⁠— namely Sova and Phoenix. The bug made the duo even more infuriating to play against.

Phoenix using Run It Back in Valorant
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Every Agent has a global voiceline for their ultimates, but some like Phoenix were pretty quiet after Valorant Patch 1.09. Ironic for Phoenix, at least.

Without hearing either ultimate go off, you don’t know if you’re safe. The Phoenix you just killed could have been mid-ultimate. You won’t know to keep your eyes up for a Sova ultimate too until you see the big Hunter’s Fury charge coming right at you.

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This, obviously, led to player outrage. It made the two Agents even more sneaky than they should have been. With audio cues being so crucial, losing them was a massive disadvantage.

However, Riot has finally fixed the problem, just 24 hours after the release of the update. They have isolated the issue, and hopefully quashed the bug for good.

They have also fixed issues with the game crashing after the update. Players noted that if they alt-tabbed at the wrong time, or were holding down tab while the new round loaded in, they would be kicked from the game.

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It would be a hassle to try and rejoin, and by the time they did, players would have often conceded a lot of rounds or even defeat. Riot are hoping that issue is no longer a problem however.

The patch has been shipped out to all regions at the time of publishing, but it remains to be seen if the fix is working perfectly as intended. It’s also unclear if there are sound cue issues with other Agents.

Be sure to keep both an ear and an eye out for Phoenix and Sova, because if you don’t hear their ultimates going off, you’ll need to look just that bit harder.

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