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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.


Valorant 1.11 patch delayed: Riot announce new release date details

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:27 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 21:30

by Alan Bernal


Riot Games are taking back the 1.11 Valorant patch after a “technical nightmare” in the latest update brought with it a few more problems than it was meant to fix.

It’s a pretty big update too. After pushing up the release for a new map and hyping up the latest Agent, Skye, there’s been a lot of anticipation for this patch. Unfortunately, not all worked out how the studio wanted, leading them to make a major decision that affects all players.

“In 30 minutes, we’ll be rolling back the patch for North America, Brazil, and LATAM (one at a time). We’re also delaying all other regions until we get a fix,” the company announced.

Although they didn’t give a specific date, Riot said they are expecting the re-release window for the 1.11 patch to come “later in the week.”

It should be noted that the Valorant First Strike x NSG Qualifiers and the 1.11 patch were on a collision course before the update’s roll back.

There were plenty of people, both pros and casuals alike, who were noticing problems with the latest offering almost immediately after downloading it.

Valorant 1.11 bug issues

While there were still old bugs like Viper’s ultimate or Brim’s smokes improperly reducing vision from within them, new – and slightly disturbing – bugs were also introduced to the game.

One of the biggest offenders was a glitch that randomly showed Sage’s character assets on the screen while navigating around smokes like Omen’s Dark Cover.

A lot of people managed to find it, even 100 Thieves teammates HiKo and steel on separate occasions during a game.

It’s a ‘blink and you miss it’ type of bug. But it can be really distracting when it appears then reappears numerous times while pushing up on a smoke.

There were other glaring issues like more stuttering when getting a headshot or if an opponent appears on the screen, but the devs should be on the case.

The delay now puts the refurbished 1.11 patch due at the end of the month on October 31, if the Valorant developers find and fix all that needs to be addressed in time.