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Valorant Ion skin bundle revealed: price, release date

Published: 10/Nov/2020 16:01 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 10:12

by Lauren Bergin

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As the Reaver skin bundle reaches the end of its second run in the Valorant store, Riot Games have released an all-new skin line alongside Patch 1.12. Here’s everything you need to know, including the skin prices and release date. 

Just as the Reaver skins make their way out of the Valorant store, Riot Games are replacing it with an entire new skin line for players to get their hands on: Ion.

Riot describe the new line as having been ‘forged at the edge of darkness’ and being ‘revered for its power’, noting that ‘humanity’s last hope is in your hands.’ This certainly gives off alien invasion vibes, reflected in the futuristic silvers and blues that make these skins so iconic.

Art lead Sean Marino explains that the Ion skins are the “other extreme” to the Reaver skins. Inspired by artists such as Syd Mead and Daniel Simon, Ion relies on “clean lines, smooth edges and neo-futurism” to make it a “fully-fledged white sci-fi skin”.

Ion Bundle Price

Riot have announced that the price for each individual weapon skin is 1,775VP, with the melee skin costing 3,550VP.

For Valorant fanatics who want to upgrade their entire arsenal to mirror their love for sci-fi, the whole bundle can be purchased for 7,100VP, making the whole pack ‘Premium Edition’.

Listed below is what the bundle includes:

Skins:

  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Bucky
  • Operator
  • Melee

Other:

  • Ion Player Card
  • Spray
  • Gun Buddy

Ion skin bundle Release date

The Ion skins will be available to purchase on 11 November.

Check out some images of the weapons and variants below.

Phantom

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Sheriff

Ion-Sheriff

Bucky

ion-bucky

Operator

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Melee

ion-melee

Also, here’s a shot of the cute little sci-fi gun buddy:

Ion-Gun-Buddy

It’ll be exciting to see these new skins drop in game, so make sure that you’re online and ready to get them. After all it’s 2020, who knows when the aliens are going to invade…

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby

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The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 


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