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Riot responds to rumors Valorant will include League of Legends skins

Published: 13/Mar/2020 7:08

by Andrew Amos

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Riot has addressed rumours upcoming FPS title Valorant will include weapon skins inspired by MOBA hit League of Legends, saying there are “no future plans to incorporate any ties” between the two games.

Rumors of the Runeterra universe from League crossing over into Valorant have been flying ever since the initial reveal of Project A at League 10.

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From possible agents being taken from the League universe, to skins inspired by the MOBA sensation, there’s endless possibilities for a possible collaboration.

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Valorant will be getting weapon skins, but they won’t be inspired by League of Legends.

However, Riot has shut down all rumors that this will be happening, confirming that there are no ties between the two games.

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Qwixzo, a reporter from IGN Benelux and Valorant YouTuber, confirmed that while he was told about the possibility of URF skins, the League of Legends icon will not be making an appearance in the FPS title.

“Riot has contacted me since and says they aren’t planning to bring URF or any League of Legends affiliated items to Valorant,” he said in a Reddit post. “They want to make it clear that Valorant will have no ties with League of Legends whatsoever.”

Qwixzo also attached comments from a Riot spokesperson, who said “Valorant has zero ties to League of Legends at this time [and] there are no future plans to incorporate any ties to League of Legends.”

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This comes after Qwixzo reported that URF, the unofficial mascot for League of Legends, could be appearing in Valorant in a number of ways.

There was debate over whether the Golden Spatula would be transformed into a knife, or if other cosmetics would be inspired by the super-popular MOBA. However, Riot seems hellbent on keeping the two game’s universes separate for now.

One way of doing this is keeping Valorant grounded. Instead of making up an imaginative world for the FPS title, Riot are basing Valorant on Earth, designing characters from various countries and maps inspired by real-world locations, similar to Overwatch or Rainbow Six: Siege.

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Cosmetics will be coming to Valorant though in the form of weapon skins and possible agent skins, although players are yet to see what Riot has in store for them in that regard.

More details should be released before the game’s release in Summer 2020, with a beta test on its way, hopefully, in the coming weeks.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26

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.

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 Act 3:

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New Map: Icebox

Because the new map is being pushed live early, 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.

ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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We’re still closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish. On top of our newest map, you’ll unlock 50-tiers of fresh Battlepass goods to personalize your play, have another go at your Rank with refined Competitive matchmaking, and try the latest Agent just one patch later.

MAP: ICEBOX (OCT. 13 UNRATED, OCT. 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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COMPETITIVE REFRESH (OCT. 27)

These Act III Competitive changes hope to make your Rank climb tighter as we work on the long term health of organized team play:

  • Upgrade that Act Rank Badge with the next Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers, for tighter matchmaking
  • Select your preferred server and improve your ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

Watch our latest Dev Diary for more detail and a peek into Joe Ziegler’s living room.

ACT III BATTLEPASS (OCT. 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!).

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Learn more about VALORANT’s Battlepass system here.

WEAPON SKIN: SINGULARITY (OCT. 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)

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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.