Valorant battle pass leaked: Progression & rewards - Dexerto
Valorant

Valorant battle pass leaked: Progression & rewards

Published: 5/Apr/2020 10:25 Updated: 5/Apr/2020 10:32

by Andy Williams

Share


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.

Advertisement

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.

Valorant skin concept.
Polygon (Riot Games)
A plethora of weapon skins will be featured in Valorant from the get-go.

Thanks to prominent leaker, FireMonkey, we have more information pertaining to how cosmetics within the battle pass system will work.

Advertisement

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.

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Valorant

Could Valorant get League-style Clash tournaments in-client soon?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 3:31

by Andrew Amos

Share


Valorant’s competitive system is getting another overhaul in Ignition Act 3, with more strict party restrictions, changes to progression, and more. However, with the “tighter rank queue,” could the door be opening for in-client tournaments, like League of Legends’ Clash, in Valorant?

Valorant’s competitive experience is not only an important point for players, but Riot themselves. The tactical FPS was designed with competition in mind, from the way the game was optimized, to its basic mechanics.

Advertisement

Whether Valorant’s competitive queue has lived up to that expectation is a different story though. The experience has been widely criticized by players due to numerous factors: no solo-duo queue, no leaderboards, a confusing progression system, and more.

Riot are vowing to change some of these things in Act 3. They are reducing the squad rank disparity limit from six tiers to three. They are also aiming at adding a cap on party sizes at high ranks, a leaderboard, and a more clear progression system early in 2021.

Advertisement

With these changes though, friends won’t be able to queue up for ranked if their ranks are too far apart. This has opened the door for Riot to implement in-client tournaments like they did for League of Legends with Clash, and they’re entertaining the suggestion.

“We’ve heard from others that there is a desire for even more organized team play, but just not in the same queue,” design director Joe Ziegler told players while outlining the Act 3 competitive changes. “We hear you on these things, [but] they may take some time to implement.”

Clash in League of Legends was a replacement for the old ranked fives queue. Instead, teams of friends can take part in monthly tournaments, being seeded into a bracket based on their rank and playing against teams of a similar skill level. There’s also in-game prizes on the line.

Advertisement

A similar system has been yearned for by Valorant players since the game’s release. Riot have indicated that such a feature could be closer than ever with the Act 3 changes. However, it’s still in development for the time being.

League of Legends Clash client team building page
Riot Games
Clash lets League players team up with friends to take part in in-client tournaments. There’s also prizing for the winners.

“We know there are many of you that like to queue competitive with friends of a wide skill range. We see this demand for this kind of team-based competition, and it’s on our roadmap,” competitive design lead David ‘Milkcow’ Cole said.

“We’re excited on our end to get this team-based feature up and rolling but it’ll be a bit before it’s out live ⁠— it’s a large feature,” he added on Reddit after the changes were announced on October 5.

Advertisement

Card

Valorant players should definitely get excited at the prospect of League-style in-client tournaments. It’ll add a more structured competitive experience to Valorant, where you can queue with friends to try and take down other five-stacks in a competitive setting without jeopardizing your rank.

Advertisement

There will also likely be prizes on the line. While League of Legends has profile banners, icons, and skins on the line, maybe in Valorant special player cards, tags, and skins could be drafted up to celebrate those who win. The possibilities are endless, and only time will tell what Riot has in stock for players.