Riot confirms there's "no plans" to bring back old Valorant skin bundles - Dexerto
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Riot confirms there’s “no plans” to bring back old Valorant skin bundles

Published: 21/Sep/2020 6:28

by Andrew Amos

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Missed out on the Elderflame collection? Maybe you wanted to add Glitchpop to your arsenal? Unfortunately, Riot have confirmed old Valorant skin bundles won’t be returning to the store in full. However, there’s still a way you can collect them all, and even get a discount.

Riot has been rotating new skin bundles through the Valorant shop every week or so. From the top-tier Elderflame skins, to the new Ego collection, these bundles are the only way to get a ton of gun skins immediately, and they come at a hefty cost.

However, some newer players haven’t had the chance to pick up the older skin bundles, like the Prime or the Elderflame. They’ve just had to wait on the luck of the draw of rolling them in the rotating shop and paying full price, instead of getting some of the bundle discounts.

Ego collection knife in Valorant
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Valorant skins are added almost every week, but the bundles don’t last forever.

Riot are looking at keeping things that way for the foreseeable future too. Valorant developer Preeti confirmed with players that Riot have no intention of recycling old skin bundles in the shop. They were once-offs, and the shop will instead be constantly refreshed with new skins.

“We don’t currently have any plans to feature old bundles, so the only way to get old stuff is to buy it in the rotating store,” they said.

Obviously, you will still be able to get skins as they crop up in your in-game shop. However, there’s a way you could still get some of the bundle discounts.

Preeti mentioned that if you buy all the gun skins and get the knife last, you can potentially pick it up for free ⁠— but don’t quote him on it.

“I think if you get all the skin line’s weapons in the rotating store and then see the melee, the melee should be free (don’t buy the melee first), but don’t quote me on that. I recommend checking with player support,” the Rioter added.

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However, there’s certain things included with the bundles you won’t be able to get through the rotating shop. The “accessory pack,” which features gun buddies, player cards, and titles, will never return unless the bundles do.

“If you do it this way, you won’t get the accessory pack though ⁠— those are only available when you buy the full bundle in the featured store.”

So, if you want to pick up the Elderflame skins, there’s nothing stopping you aside from a bit of luck. However, you won’t be able to get those sweet player cards or gun buddies if you were hunting for those instead.

Pokemon

Trainers fascinated by mysterious Victini encounter in Crown Tundra

Published: 28/Oct/2020 2:22 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 2:48

by Paul Cot

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Legendary ‘mons from past games have returned in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC but there are still plenty of missing Mythical species, including Victini.

However, interestingly, an encounter for Victini has been found in the Crown Tundra expansion’s code. This information originated from Centro Leaks which claimed Victini is a static encounter found at Level 70.

Naturally, ambitious Pokemon trainers have jumped on this but haven’t been able to find the Victory Pokemon. Just because it has been found in the code, doesn’t mean it can be found, though. Equally, just because it hasn’t been found, doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking out in the Crown Tundra somewhere.

The mystery of Victini has also fascinated Joe Merrick, webmaster of the Serebii website. He sought to clarify the mystery: “It has an in-game encounter. This is a fact. It wouldn’t be in Raid Battles with this encounter or an event. There’s also no text to support it.”

He went on to say that they have tried everything to find it but have obviously been unsuccessful. As such they are considering it leftover code and therefore currently unavailable. “I’m calling it before I lose my mind. I hope I’m wrong here, but I’m all out of ideas.”

Victini Crown Tundra
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The mystery of Victini in the Crown Tundra DLC has got the whole Pokemon community talking…

Victini bounty

Nevertheless, it is very strange that a static encounter exists for the Gen 5 Mythical Pokemon. So, maybe there is some crazy to unlock it.

The unknown has also intrigued Austin John Plays, so much so that he is offering a bounty for anyone that figures out the potential puzzle.

Bragging rights are on the line for the first trainer/creator to be able to find out how to catch Victini.

How to get Victini in Pokemon Sword Shield

This all refers to an encounter within the Pokemon Sword and Shield game, however. There is another, simple way to get the dual fighting/water type Mythical ‘mon.

That is through Pokemon HOME. Simply catch it another game (or use one you already have) and transfer it over. You’ll be able to do the same with Pokemon Go soon, when connectivity is enabled some time in 2020.

Whether the actual encounter is a mistake, something that was included in the Crown Tundra and subsequently removed, or something else entirely, hopefully we’ll find out in time.