Valorant

Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 Battlepass: Skins, sprays, price, more

Published: 13/Jan/2021 0:09 Updated: 13/Jan/2021 0:18

by Bill Cooney

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The first Act of Valorant’s Episode 2 has officially begun, and along with it has arrived a brand new Battlepass. From the new skin lines to the total costs, we’ve got a rundown on everything you need to know.

Episode 2 in Valorant, like Episode 1, will be split into three individual “Acts,” each of which brings all-new content along with them. The big new arrival in Act 1 is the newest Duelist Agent Yoru, alongside another full Battlepass to grind your way through.

From January 12 to the beginning of March, you’ll be able to advance through another 50 tiers of unlocks. Skins, sprays, gun buddies, and player cards are just a few of the items on offer.

Whether you’re playing casually for free or investing in the premium track, there seems to be something for everyone. Here’s a complete rundown of what’s in the Episode 2, Act 1 Battlepass.

Valorant Episode 2, Act 1 Battlepass price

Episode 2 Act 1 content Valorant
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Episode 2, Act 1 has brought a new Agent and plenty more to Valorant.

Exactly like every single Battlepass we’ve seen in Valorant so far, Riot Games is sticking with the same, 1,000 Valorant Point price tag to unlock the premium track. This will provide players with access to every single new item on offer, should they gather enough of the required experience to level it up.

However, there is still the free track this time around too where you’ll still be able to unlock a few sprays and skins for your efforts throughout the Act without paying a premium.

If you do go for the premium version, keep in mind that you’ll also be earning a ton of Radianite through the Battle Pass as well.

Valorant Episode 2, Act 1 Battle Pass Rewards

Yoru Valorant Outpost Melee battlepass
Riot Games
Yoru can be seen with the Outpost Melee skin in the Episode 2 Trailer.

There are three brand new skin lines called Aerosol, Outpost, and Infinity included with the Act 1 Battlepass, and all of the weapons that each skin will come on are listed below:

Aerosol

  • Bucky
  • Shorty
  • Operator
  • Odin

Outpost

  • Ghost
  • Judge
  • Ares
  • Melee

Infinity

  • Bulldog
  • Spectre
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Classic (Tier 10 free Battlepass reward)

As well as new skins for your weapons, there’s also a ton of other goodies included. Player Cards, Gun Buddies, Sprays, Player Titles, and of course, Radianite Points aplenty, especially if you happen to make it to the final, Epilogue tier.

With that in mind, we’d highly recommend getting it and starting as soon as you’re able since there are 50 tiers to grind through. If you’ve ever gotten a Battlepass before, there’s probably no worse feeling than realizing the end of the Act is coming right up, and you’re still only on the third page.

Below is a full look at every single tier in Valorant’s Episode 2, Act 1 Battlepass:

Valorant Battle Pass Page 1

These screenshots were taken on Jan. 12, and show that the pass will expire 48 days from then. That could make the end date for Act 1 March 1, or at least when the Battlepass will run out.

As usual, if you’re looking to progress as quickly as possible, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our definitive guide on gaining experience in Valorant so that you can rush to the end ASAP.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.