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Riot confirms you can get free VP in Valorant but there’s a catch

Published: 11/Aug/2020 7:04 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 7:08

by Andrew Amos

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We promise you this is not a scam ⁠— there is a way of getting free Valorant Points. Riot have even confirmed this. However, there’s a catch. You’re going to have to dust off MS Paint and get your best artist skills on.

Painfully close to getting the Glitchpop collection? How about blazing through an Agent contract without waiting so you can get your hands on Killjoy? Don’t want to drop another $10 just to get together 20 VP?

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There’s a way to get free Valorant Points from Riot to help you. This isn’t an elaborate scam, but rather the continuation of a long-running program from League of Legends in their new FPS title.

Elderflame Collection in Valorant
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Only a few VP shy of your next skin collection? Riot can help you out.

For years ⁠— since the launch of League of Legends in 2009 ⁠— Riot has been giving players free RP to buy their favorite skins and champions. If they’ve been shy by around 20 or so, they’ll tell the player to submit a drawing of anything League-related and they can get the currency.

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This practice has become embedded in League culture. People celebrate their “RP art,” often sharing it with the community if they think of something witty. For the League 10 celebration, some popular RP art even got made into champion cards when players loaded into the game.

Better yet, there’s even a website dedicated to showcasing some of the ‘best’ RP art out there. No matter if it’s a terrible paint job, a hilarious comic, or actually good art, everyone loves a bit of RP art.

Now, you can do the same thing in Valorant. A Riot support staffer confirmed that if you need anything up to 50 VP, you should be able to submit a piece of art from Valorant to get your much-needed currency.

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Valorant support message about free VP
Reddit: randomlitbois
You can get free VP from Riot, but only if you whip up a bit of art for them to enjoy.

“Unfortunately, I cannot give out Valorant Points for free, but that doesn’t mean I cannot help you out. If you can submit to me an original piece of artwork that’s in the Valorant universe, I’ll see what I can do to help. It can be done on something as simple as MS Paint,” the Riot support staffer said.

Reddit user ‘randomlitbois’ shared the knowledge with the world, showcasing their own “Sneaky Sage” artwork to get 40 VP. “I’ve used my immaculate tracing skills to conjure this bad boy up,” they said in the support ticket to Riot.

Poorly drawn Valorant artwork of Sage and Omen for Valorant Points
Reddit: randomlitbois
Here is randomlitbois’ masterpiece that netted them the Glitchpop Bulldog of their dreams.

How to get free VP in Valorant

If you want to get your free VP to grab the next collection, or help level up your contracts or battle pass, here’s how.

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  1. Submit a support ticket to Riot here.
  2. Choose “Purchases & In-game Content” or “General” as your Request type.
  3. Wait for your reply from Riot to see if they can help you out.
  4. Draw your magnificent piece of art.
  5. Submit it back to Riot, and the VP should appear in your account in the coming days.

It’s likely this will only work for a small amount of Valorant Points, so don’t expect to buy an entire collection by doing this. However, if you don’t want to splash the cash needed for just an extra 20 VP, you can get a helping hand from Riot.

Typically Riot will only fulfil such a request once per account. Although, if another situation arises down the line, you can always try your luck again. So, if you want that Glitchpop Bulldog like randomlitbois, get drawing!

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Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battlepass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:52

by Calum Patterson

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Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent. There’s also the new map, Icebox, and first details of the battle pass.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.

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In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Episode 1, Act 3:

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ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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Riot says they’re “closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish.” A new Map, fresh 50-tiered Battlepass, changes to competitive mode, and the next Agent coming 2 weeks into the act..

New Map: Icebox (October 13 Unrated, October 27 Competitive)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.

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Because the new map is being pushed live earlier than was planned, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

Competitive Refresh (October 27)

Riot is making some changes to how ranking works in the competitive mode of Valorant. The developers say they are working “on the long term health of organized team play.”

  • New Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers
  • Select preferred server, to improve ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

You can check out a full breakdown of the changes coming in Act III and beyond here.

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Act III Battlepass (October 13)

As with each new act, a fresh Battlepass is also dropping on October 13:

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.

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Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

New weapon skin: Singularity (October 13)

“Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.”

Gun Buddy: Welcome Middle East and North Africa

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

Valorant Act 3 agent teaser
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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.