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Riot to replace Valorant’s top rank with new title after full release

Published: 28/May/2020 8:51

by Brad Norton

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Valorant’s top-tier rank – confusingly labeled ‘Valorant’ throughout the closed beta – will be getting a highly-requested name change upon the full release.

With Valorant’s Tuesday, June 2 release date right around the corner, Riot has addressed one crucial tweak that competitive players can expect at launch. A number of fixes are already set to go live on day one of the full release, but this particularly nagging problem had been left unanswered until now.

After weeks of backlash towards the top Valorant rank sharing the same name as the game, an adjustment is on the way. Though what exactly will the new label be?

Riot Games
An overview of the current ranks in Valorant’s competitive mode.

“When we were brainstorming these names, Valorant seemed like a really awesome choice for the top rank,” senior designer Sean Szopinski said in an interview with Polygon. It stands atop Immortal and all other ranks as the single most alluring goal in Valorant’s competitive playlist.

However, he acknowledged that after a few weeks of the general public going hands-on, the label became “a bit confusing.” Referring to a group of players using the same name as the full title, came with its fair share of complications. “We get it. I get,” Szopinski reassured. “We’ll change it for launch.”

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Ranks will be reset once Valorant transitions from closed beta to the full release.

The replacement title wasn’t revealed, so players will have to wait until the full release to learn the new name. It could fall in line with League of Legends’ Challenger ranking, or be something entirely new just for Valorant.

A label change isn’t all that’s on the way for competitive players though. The developer also teased that higher-tier players will soon have something more to grind for, other than just reaching the top rank.

“As for showing specific rating for top players, this is something that we have discussed a lot and will eventually be part of Valorant’s Competitive Ecosystem,”

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Higher-tier players should have more to look forward to soon.

Former Overwatch League professional and popular streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca recently slammed the game’s ranked mode. Arguing that there’s “nothing” to do once reaching the Valorant rank.

It appears as though Riot is fully aware of these concerns, however. The developers are not only lining up a name change, but also changing how high-tier players can flex their accomplishments.

 

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All Valorant skin bundles: tiers, weapons, prices

Published: 25/Nov/2020 16:59

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the coolest things about Valorant is the range of beautiful and expertly-crafted skins that you can equip to make your weapons stand out. Here’s a rundown of every skin in Riot Games’ FPS, as well as everything you need to know about them.

Valorant has become one of the most popular FPS games in the world. Drawing influence from games like CS:GO and Overwatch, the game and its esports scene have been an instant success.

Alongside the colorful abilities that make Valorant stand out among competitors, another aspect of the game is its skins. Riot Games have always had a knack for developing beautiful skin designs and executing them flawlessly, and Valorant is no exception.

Below you’ll find a detailed list of what skins are available in Valorant, how they are priced and how to get them. However, we need to start off slow, so let’s begin with the skin tier lists.

Skin Price tier in Valorant

Valorant-skin-tier

Just as in other Riot Games series, skins in Valorant are ranked by tier. Select tier is the lowest and therefore cheapest skin line, with Exclusive sitting at the other end of the scale. Let’s dive right into the base prices for each tier and their associated icons in the store:

  • Select Edition (SE), blue circle: 875 VP (~ $7) per individual skin, 3,500 VP (~$32) per bundle.
  • Deluxe Edition (DE), green rhombus: 1275 VP (~$12) per individual skin, 5,100 (~$47) per bundle.
  • Premium Edition (PE), upside down pink triangle: 1775 VP (~$17) per individual skin, 7,100 VP (~$75) per bundle.
  • Ultra Edition (UE), yellow diamond: 2475 VP (~$25) per individual skin, 9,900 VP (~$100) per bundle.
  • Exclusive Edition (XE), upside down orange pentagon: Varies.

Each skin has its own custom animations, reload, sound effects and death animations. Some can even evolve as you level up your weapon, changing the way that the look and react.

Wait, Valorant has evolving weapon skins?

Oni-Skin-Transformation

The short answer is yes, Valorant has evolving skins, but these are only available for some weapons and skin lines. In order to start levelling up your skins you need to partake in the Battle Pass Challenges and start earning Radianite Points.

We’ve got an extensive guide on Radianite skins right here for you, so make sure you’re up to speed before you start deciding which skins to save up for.

As you level up skins they’ll start to do different things, such as include new animations, sounds and more. The higher your weapon’s level, the cooler the skin, so it’s absolutely worth the grind to be able to flex how hard you’ve worked.

OK great, so where can I buy Valorant skins?

Valorant-Store-Screenshot

Skins are available through Battle Pass missions as well as in the store, and often come as all-inclusive bundles upon release.

Individual skins rotate every 24 hours, so if you see something you like it may be worth adding it to your collection.

However, most skins never leave the store so there’s no rush. After all, Riot drop new skins semi-frequently so you never know what’s around the corner!

All Valorant skins from the highest to lowest tier

Below is all of the skins in Valorant listed from highest to lowest tier in alphabetical order. The weapons these skins are available for are beneath each picture.

Exclusive

Singularity (Evolves)

Valorant-Singularity-Skins

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Spectre
  • Melee

Ultra

Elderflame (Evolves)

Elderflame skin collection in Valorant.

Available for:

  • Frenzy
  • Judge
  • Operator
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Premium

Glitchpop 

Valorant-Glitchpop-Skins

Available for:

  • Bulldog
  • Frenxy
  • Judge
  • Odin
  • Melee

*  The Glitchpop bundle costs 8,700VP (~$85), placing it somewhere in between Ultra and Premium tier.

EGO by Onetap (Evolves)

Valorant-Ego-Bundle

Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Stinger
  • Vandal
  • Melee

G.U.N (Evolves)

GUN-Skin-Bundle

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Spectre
  • Melee

Ion (Evolves)

Valorant-Ion-Collection

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Operator
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Melee

Nebula

Valorant-Nebula-Bundle

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Melee

Oni (Evolves)

Valorant-Oni-Skins

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Shorty
  • Melee

Prime (Evolves)

Valorant-Prime-Bundle

Available for:

  • Classic
  • Guardian
  • Spectre
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Reaver (Evolves)

Valorant-Reaver-Bundle

Available for:

  • Guardian
  • Operator
  • Sheriff
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Sovereign (Evolves)

Valorant-Sovereign-Skins

Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Marshal
  • Stinger
  • Melee

Spline (Evolves)

Valorant-Spline-Skins

  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Melee

Deluxe

Aristocrat

Valorant-Aristocrat-Bundle

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Bulldog
  • Sheriff
  • Stinger
  • Vandal

Avalanche

Valorant-Avalanche-Skins

Available for:

  • Classic
  • Marshal
  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Vandal

Prism

Valorant-Prism-Bundle

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Ghost
  • Operator
  • Phantom
  • Stinger
  • Melee

Sakura

Sakura-Bundle

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Classic
  • Sheriff
  • Stinger
  • Vandal

Select

Convex

Valorant-Convex-Skins

  • Bulldog
  • Judge
  • Operator
  • Sheriff
  • Spectre

Galleria

Valorant-Galleria-Skins

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Guardian
  • Marshal
  • Phantom

Luxe

Valorant-Luxe-Collection

  • Ghost
  • Judge
  • Operator
  • Spectre
  • Vandal

Rush

Valorant-Rush-Skin

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Bulldog
  • Frenzy
  • Judge
  • Phantom

Smite

Valorant-Smite-Bundle

Available for:

  • Classic
  • Judge
  • Odin
  • Phantom
  • Melee

Battlepass Skins

Battlepass skins are earned by purchasing the Battlepass and earning XP. These cannot be bought, so get them before they’re gone!

Act 1

DOT EXE

dot-exe-valorant-skins

Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Judge
  • Odin
  • Vandal

Couture

Valorant-Couture-Skins

Available for:

  • Bulldog
  • Frenzy
  • Marshal
  • Stinger

Kingdom

Valorant-Kingdom-Skins

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Melee

Act 2

Hivemind

Valorant-Hivemind-Skins

Available for:

  • Ares
  • Shorty
  • Spectre
  • Vandal
  • Melee

POLYfox

Valorant-Polyfox-Bundle

Available for:

  • Bulldog
  • Guardian
  • Judge
  • Sheriff

Red Alert

Valorant-Red-Alert-Skins

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Stinger

Act 3

Electroflux

Valorant-Electroflux-Skins

Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Sheriff
  • Stinger

Jade

Valorant-Jade-Skins

Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Judge
  • Phantom
  • Spectre

Ruin

Valorant-Ruin-Skins

Available for:

  • Guardian
  • Marshal
  • Shorty
  • Vandal
  • Melee