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Valorant Episode 1 Ignition Battle Pass: 50 Tiers, rewards, costs, more

Published: 2/Jun/2020 2:30

by Brad Norton

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The full release Valorant is officially upon us and so is the very first Episode. Ignition comes boasting a full Battle Pass with 50 tiers of unlocks. Here’s everything you need to know.

Regardless of which mode you’re playing, or how well you perform, you will always be gaining experience for your efforts. While you complete individual Agent contracts, you’re also progressing Episode 1’s brand new Battle Pass.

With 50 tiers of unlockable weapon skins, sprays, and a whole lot more, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into. 

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Valorant’s first Episode is titled Ignition.

Similar to many other Battle Passes, Valorant’s comes boasting free and premium content. Players coasting through for free will have one to two items unlock every five levels. However, the premium tier will have a fresh unlock for each and every level.

Nothing unlocked throughout Episode 1 will have an impact on gameplay. Rather, items are purely cosmetic for bragging rights in-game. A full breakdown of this Battle Pass can be found below, including how much it costs and all of the rewards and items that it offers.

How much does the Episode 1 Battle Pass cost?

If you want to access the premium tier of Battle Pass content, you’ll have to fork out 1,000 VALORANT Points, roughly equivalent to $10 USD.

It doesn’t appear as though individual tiers can be purchased, however. This means that you’ll have to unlock each tier of content through experience gains.

What’s included in Valorant’s first Battle Pass?

There are 50 tiers up for grabs in Valorant’s Episode 1 Battle Pass. Players will gain access to a wide array of Sprays, Cards, Gun Buddies, Weapon Skins, and even Radianite Points – Valorant’s other form of currency used to “evolve certain weapon skins.”

In total there are 12 weapon skins to collect, one of which is included as a free reward for all players. 130 Radianite Points can be acquired as well, the equivalent of more than 6,000 VALORANT Points.

Here are all 50 tiers of the Episode 1 Battle Pass:

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Tiers 1-5 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 6-10 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 11-15 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 15-20 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 21-25 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 26-30 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 31-35 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 36-40 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 41-45 of the Battle Pass
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Tiers 46-50 of the Battle Pass

There’s no telling just how long Valorant’s first Episode will be around for, so start ranking up your tier as soon as possible if you want those final unlocks.

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Riot criticized for picking Ninja & Myth as “exclusive” Valorant co-streamers

Published: 1/Dec/2020 13:52 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 14:51

by Lauren Bergin

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Valorant First Strike NA has become one of the fiercest competitions that we’ve seen in Future Earth’s short history. Valorant fans, however, aren’t pleased that Ninja and TSM Myth will be the only two streamers allowed to stream the tournament.

Valorant’s First Strike NA tournament has been one of the most hotly contested of the game’s global tournaments. There’s been upsets, crazy plays and a whole host of amazing competitive Valorant play for fans to sink their teeth into.

With the final leg of the NA tournament on the horizon, Riot Games have decided to grant exclusive co-streamer status to only two lucky personalities: Tyler ‘Ninja’ Bevins and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani of TSM.

The announcement has fallen slightly flat, however, and fans aren’t particularly thrilled over Riot’s choice of streamers.

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Valorant First Strike has been the biggest Valorant event to date.

Ninja & Myth are First Strike co-streamers

Riot Games announced on November 30 that Twitch goliaths Ninja and TSM Myth would be “exclusive co-streamers” of the First Strike: NA main event.

The news of an ‘exclusive’ co-streaming deal with the two content creators left a lot of fans and fellow streamers somewhat unpleased. It led to a plethora of Tweets and Reddit threads dedicated to discussion around whether or not it’s fair to grant exclusivity to these two personalities.

Fans hit back

The main element of this situation that has left fans disgruntled is the idea of Ninja and Myth being granted exclusivity to the First Strike stream. This means that any other streamers who planned on streaming the event won’t be able to.

Twitch streamer mOE responded with surprise that other streamers wouldn’t be able to stream the event:

A Tweet from another fan called for the inclusion of the Overwatch League’s Josh ‘Sideshow’ Wilkinson to the lineup. The caster hosts a weekly podcast called Plat Chat on YouTube, which is entirely dedicated to Valorant. He also streams frequently, so it would make a lot of sense to include him in the exclusive co-streamer list:

Some fans were so unimpressed that they took their concerns to Reddit, where a lengthy post on the ValorantCompetitive subreddit sees fans express their disappointment.

The thread, started by u/AnOldMonkOnDMT, notes that Ninja’s ‘polarizing personality’ coupled with TSM Myth’s ‘preference for TSM’ makes the idea of watching their co-streams unappealing.

Exclusive Co Streams for First Strike NA from r/ValorantCompetitive

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Dexerto has reached out to Riot Games for comment.

Typically, esports tournaments will prevent streamers from ‘co-streaming’ to avoid diverting viewership from the official broadcast.