Sage received the brunt of the nerfs in Valorant’s latest update. However, there was one extra unlisted change that’ll bring even more relief to the anti-Sage crowd, as a long-standing bug with her ultimate has finally been patched out.
While all of those were toned down in the latest patch, there was one change that got through unlisted. It’s not a bad change though — in fact, it’s a major bugfix that has hindered players figuring out when she uses her ultimate.
Every Agent’s ultimate in Valorant has a global voiceline. However, there were times where Sage’s wouldn’t activate when she revived an ally. While it would still appear in the killfeed, enemies wouldn’t be able to notice it quickly.
In the Patch 0.50 update, that audio glitch is now a thing of the past. Sage’s ultimate can be heard globally, by allies and enemies alike.
Sage’s “Resurrection” will now always play a voice line.
The change is big for a couple of reasons. It makes it easier to keep track of Sage’s cooldowns, because audio cues are everything in Valorant. It can also make it easier to pinpoint where Sage is on the map at any one time.
Riot clarified community suspicions about the bugfix on Reddit, saying that the fix was indeed shipped unlisted, and that the voice line had existed for a while but wasn’t playing properly.
“We’ve had the line for a while, it just wasn’t playing in the right instances,” said developer Coleman ‘Altombre’ Palm. “Hopefully this should improve game wide clarity on when Sage is using her ultimate.”
These changes in tandem should make Sage less infuriating to play against. Now you won’t feel baited when a dead enemy starts shooting back at you without any revive indicator, and you should better be able to escape her oppressive utility.
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
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?
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.
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?
Skins are available through Battle Pass missions as well as in the store, and often come as all-inclusive bundles upon release.