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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


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
Riot Games
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.


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.

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WoW Classic Naxxramas raid and Phase 6 patch start dates revealed

Published: 30/Oct/2020 20:18 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:01

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard has officially announced when WoW Classic Phase six will launch, bringing with it the Scourge Invasion and the highly-anticipated Naxxramas raid.

The news that Naxx is coming is not new to anyone who plays WoW Classic, but a start date before the new year is big news indeed for players still running their way through Ahn-Qiraj.

Dexerto actually reported on a leak that claimed Phase 6 was coming our way in “early December,” and now that Blizzard has confirmed the patch will drop on Dec. 1, it seems like that was spot on.

While the Phase 6 patch will drop on Dec. 1, the citadel of Naxxramas won’t be open for raiding until Dec. 3 following the “Scourge Invasion” world event, which will see various undead mobs invading high-level zones like Searing Gorge and Eastern Plaguelands.

WoW Classic Naxxramas start date

“The Naxxramaas raid and Scourge Invasion content will unlock at the same time for all realms in the world on December 3,” devs wrote on the official Blizzard forums. “With the content unlock, players can become attuned to Naxxramas by fulfilling Archmage Angela Dosantos’s requirements in Light’s Hope Chapel.”

That’s right, in order to get into the Naxxramas raid you’ll have to get attuned, again! The quest Angela gives you is pretty simple, and you can get all the Argent Dawn rep you need during the Scourge Invasion by clearing out mobs with your friends.

If you haven’t run Stratholme or Scholomance a million times to grind out rep, don’t worry, because there will be a ton available during the World Event, and since you have a month before release at the time of writing, there will be plenty of people grouping up for runs until release in order to get attuned early as well.

WoW Classic Naxxramas Patch Notes
Kel’Thuzad was the final boss in the original Naxxramas.

Interestingly enough, we already have a good idea of what’s coming in this patch content-wise, as Blizzard released the official patch notes on Oct. 28, just a few days before announcing the official start date.

The return of Naxxramas marks the beginning of the end of the WoW Classic run, with the Burning Crusade next up on the list. It’s been an absolute blast up until now, and with even more bosses and loot than AQ, which most of us are still working through, players will be plenty busy for a long time getting everything they want out of Phase 6.