How Radianite Points work in Valorant: Weapon upgrades, cost, more

Published: 8/Jun/2020 17:09 Updated: 8/Jun/2020 17:20

by Andrew Amos


Valorant Points aren’t the only form of in-game currency in Riot’s new FPS title. You might have noticed Radianite Points popping up, but what is their purpose? We’ll break down exactly what they are and how to get the most bang for your buck with them.

Valorant Points are still the main currency in Riot’s new FPS title. They can unlock you the majority of gear from cosmetics and tiers on your Agent Contracts, to Premium Battle Passes.

But if you have a few Radianite Points in your inventory and were wondering what you can use them for, we’ll give you the low-down on exactly how to use them.

What are Radianite Points?

Radianite Points (RPs) are an alternative form of in-game currency for that players can use in Future Earth. So if Valorant Points (VPs) are used to buy almost anything in the game, what purpose do RPs serve?

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Radianite Points will set you back a bit of cash on top of the skins you buy.

RPs are described as being “used to evolve certain weapon skins and other content types in the game.” You can’t use them to buy skins, nor can you use them to buy Agents. So what can you use them to buy?

As they stand, RPs allow you to upgrade your weapons. These upgrades don’t make your guns any stronger, but they will add some extra flair to certain skins that you buy.

From weapon animations to skin variants, RPs are the only way of evolving your weapon skin. So how do you earn them?

How do you get Radianite Points?

You get Radianite Points by purchasing them with VPs or unlocking them through your Battle Pass. You can find the cost of buying them with VPs below:

  • 20 Radianite Points = 1,600 Valorant Points (~$15 USD).
  • 40 Radianite Points = 2,800 Valorant Points (~$25 USD).
  • 80 Radianite Points = 4,800 Valorant Points (~$45 USD).

In the Ignition: Act 1 Battle Pass that was launched with the release of Valorant, you can earn up to 30 RPs for free — and an extra 100 if you purchase the Premium Pass for 1,000 VP (~$10).

So a $10 (USD) Battle Pass will net you 130 RPs – or around $75 (USD) worth – alongside a plethora of in-game cosmetics too.

How to upgrade your Valorant weapons using Radianite Points

Once you have gotten your RPs, you should be able to upgrade specific skins. We’ll use the Prime Collection skins as an example here. The set for the Classic, Spectre, Vandal, Guardian and special Knife skin will set you back 7,100 VP (~$70 USD).

The process of upgrading your Valorant skins with Radianite Points is pretty straightforward, but we’ve outlined it below:

  1. Go into your Collection, and select the weapon you wish to upgrade a skin for.
  2. Select the skin.
  3. On the right-hand side, a table should appear showing you the upgrades available.
  4. Purchase the upgrade using your RPs.
  5. Play a game, and show off your fancy new cosmetic.

The upgrades usually cost 10 or 15 Radianite Points, which equals to around $5-$10 for each tier.

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You need to own the skin you want to upgrade to spend your Radianite Points.

These upgrades can be anything ⁠— from changing the color of the skin, to giving players a completely new reload, firing, and finisher animation. They are truly the legendary skins of Valorant, and you can definitely flex on opponents with them.

You’d typically want to spend your RPs on weapon skins you’ll use a lot. It might be worth getting the finisher animation on your Vandal over your Guardian, if you tend to use the former more than the latter.


Riot criticized for picking Ninja & Myth as “exclusive” Valorant co-streamers

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:52 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 14:51

by Lauren Bergin


Valorant First Strike NA has become one of the fiercest competitions that we’ve seen in Future Earth’s short history. Valorant fans, however, aren’t pleased that Ninja and TSM Myth will be the only two streamers allowed to stream the tournament.

Valorant’s First Strike NA tournament has been one of the most hotly contested of the game’s global tournaments. There’s been upsets, crazy plays and a whole host of amazing competitive Valorant play for fans to sink their teeth into.

With the final leg of the NA tournament on the horizon, Riot Games have decided to grant exclusive co-streamer status to only two lucky personalities: Tyler ‘Ninja’ Bevins and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani of TSM.

The announcement has fallen slightly flat, however, and fans aren’t particularly thrilled over Riot’s choice of streamers.

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Valorant First Strike has been the biggest Valorant event to date.

Ninja & Myth are First Strike co-streamers

Riot Games announced on November 30 that Twitch goliaths Ninja and TSM Myth would be “exclusive co-streamers” of the First Strike: NA main event.

The news of an ‘exclusive’ co-streaming deal with the two content creators left a lot of fans and fellow streamers somewhat unpleased. It led to a plethora of Tweets and Reddit threads dedicated to discussion around whether or not it’s fair to grant exclusivity to these two personalities.

Fans hit back

The main element of this situation that has left fans disgruntled is the idea of Ninja and Myth being granted exclusivity to the First Strike stream. This means that any other streamers who planned on streaming the event won’t be able to.

Twitch streamer mOE responded with surprise that other streamers wouldn’t be able to stream the event:

A Tweet from another fan called for the inclusion of the Overwatch League’s Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson to the lineup. The caster hosts a weekly podcast called Plat Chat on YouTube, which is entirely dedicated to Valorant. He also streams frequently, so it would make a lot of sense to include him in the exclusive co-streamer list:

Some fans were so unimpressed that they took their concerns to Reddit, where a lengthy post on the ValorantCompetitive subreddit sees fans express their disappointment.

The thread, started by u/AnOldMonkOnDMT, notes that Ninja’s ‘polarizing personality’ coupled with TSM Myth’s ‘preference for TSM’ makes the idea of watching their co-streams unappealing.

Exclusive Co Streams for First Strike NA from r/ValorantCompetitive

The comments echo this:

Dexerto has reached out to Riot Games for comment.

Typically, esports tournaments will prevent streamers from ‘co-streaming’ to avoid diverting viewership from the official broadcast.