Riot responds to Valorant glitch not giving players in-game rewards

Published: 3/Jun/2020 7:22 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 7:37

by Brad Norton


Riot Games has addressed a critical issue impacting the launch of Valorant that restricts players from unlocking any new Agents or cosmetic items.

While you may be looking to unlock Agents as soon as possible in Valorant, a pesky bug is preventing players from making progress. From weapon skins to Agents themselves, various unlocks have been glitched since launch.

You may have to stick with the starting Agents for the time being, though a fix could soon be on the way according to the latest comment from Riot Games.

Rewards not being handed out despite showing as "completed" in missions from VALORANT

“We’re currently deploying and testing a fix to get earning content back working correctly for those affected,” Valorant dev ‘NoPlantsDance’ said. “Once this is confirmed, we’ll move onto retroactively granting content to anyone who encountered these problems.”

Players are still able to tally up experience and progress through the Battle Pass, despite the issue, though your rewards at each tier likely won’t be available until this fix is deployed.

The Episode 1 Battle Pass and an introductory set of unlocks provide a slew of cosmetics and in-game rewards. However, many players will have to stick with the starting Agents for the time being. 

Brimstone, Jett, Phoenix, Sage, and Sova are the five available Agents before selecting your additional unlocks. With no ETA for the fix, you’ll have to master these five characters before jumping to the rest. This means no trying out the brand new Reyna outside of the Practice Range as well.

“We are working on it. Have identified a fix, will be testing it soon,” the dev added.

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Here are the five starting Agent’s that you’ll have access to until the fix is deployed.

All experience gains prior to the upcoming fix will carry through regardless. So there’s no need to worry about losing progress in that regard. 

Whether you’re grinding Unrated or the brand new Spike Rush playlist, you’ll still be earning rewards. They just won’t be accessible until Riot pushes out its hotfix.


How to get free Valorant loot drops with Twitch Prime Gaming

Published: 19/Jan/2021 23:25 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 23:26

by Lauren Bergin


Riot Games has announced that they are partnering with Twitch to release some free Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming users. Here’s what you’ll need to do to claim these in-game rewards.

One of the things that Valorant fans love most is the game’s awesome selection of gun cosmetics. From skins that look like firebereathing dragons to adorable little gun buddies in the shape of Middle Eastern teapots, the creativity put into every little detail is impeccable.

These all cost money though, sometimes a lot of money. So, if you’re looking to get your hands on some free cosmetics and rewards, then Amazon Prime Gaming are here to help. Just as they’ve done with League of Legends, Riot have partnered with the online retail behemoth to bring free monthly Valorant drops to Prime users.

So, excited to see if you qualify for some cool new stuff? Here’s how to claim your Valorant Prime rewards.

How to link your Valorant account to Twitch Prime

gun buddy in valorant
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Riot is giving out free Valorant rewards with Prime Gaming.

Valorant players with an active Prime Gaming subscription will be able to access to these exclusive loot drops, to get your hands on some new cosmetics. Before you can claim these rewards, though, you will need to connect your Riot Games account to your subscribed Twitch account.

To link your accounts, you’ll simply need to follow the steps below.

  1. Log into your Riot Games account.
  2. Sign-in to your Twitch account.
  3. When you log in, click your profile and go to the Connections page in settings.
  4. Find the Riot Games tab, press the ‘Connect’ button, and ‘Authorize’.
  5. You will now be able to claim your Prime Gaming loot drops.

How to get Valorant loot drops for Prime Gaming

Valorant Twitch Prime Gaming Pay Respects Gun Buddy

Once you’ve connected your account, you can go ahead and start collecting your loot. Here’s how you do it:

  1. When the rewards are live, visit the Valorant page on Twitch’s Prime Gaming website.
  2. Log in with a Twitch account that has an active Prime subscription.
  3. Click the ‘Claim Now’ button next to your reward.
  4. If your accounts have already been linked, the item should be claimed and added to your in-game inventory – ready to use!

It is also worth noting that the rewards are only available for a month before they are replaced with the next item. So, be sure to grab any items before they expire!

Valorant Prime Gaming Rewards: January

To start off the new year in style, Riot have gifted Prime Gaming fans with the “Zoomer Pop” gun buddy, that’s sure to look great on your favorite weapon, whether you prefer the Vandal or Phantom.

Make sure you keep checking back with us each month to see what the newest drop is and, most importantly, why you want it!