A prominent data miner has turned their hand to Riot’s upcoming FPS title Valorant, leaking numerous details relating to the game’s battle pass system.
We already know some key information about Valorant’s battle pass system, specifically relating to the game’s cosmetic strategy and how Riot intends on delivering it.
While it's confirmed that there won’t be any loot boxes in Valorant, there will be alternate ways to unlock in-game cosmetics to sport inside the server.
Thanks to prominent leaker, FireMonkey, we have more information pertaining to how cosmetics within the battle pass system will work.
Essentially, per the FireMonkey’s Tweet, your cosmetic progression will work off of a point system (called Radianite Points) — which are used to “evolve certain weapon skins and other content types” in Valorant.
Moreover, these points are available via tier progression in the battle pass or can be purchased in-game.
Battle Pass Info:
RADIANITE POINTS ARE USED TO EVOLVE CERTAIN WEAPON SKINS AND OTHER CONTENT TYPES IN THE GAME. RADIANITE POINTS CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE BATTLE PASS IN EVERY ACT OR PURCHASED DIRECTLY ON THIS PAGE
— ? Santa Ricky ? (@FireMonkey__) April 4, 2020
So while weapon skins are available, it appears that Riot has implemented a different approach to obtain the more desired skins, by relying on a player’s progression of the battle pass to “evolve” their skin.
This strategy goes hand-in-fist with Riot’s approach to their weapon skin bundle packs, which will seek to remove the RNG element of loot boxes and provide an added layer of transparency for the player.
It must be noted that the game is still in development, and as with any data mined leaks, this could be subject to change before the game officially launches in Summer.
With Valorant soaring in popularity, it appears that the developers are keen to open their game up to the masses from all aspects. The closed beta is set to drop on April 7, so stay tuned as we keep you updated with the latest Valorant news as it surfaces.