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Valorant leak reveals new ‘Cyber Punk’ skin set coming soon

Published: 10/Jul/2020 16:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games looks set to drop another Valorant weapon skin bundle after new leaks revealed a ‘Cyber Punk’ cosmetic set could be on its way to the tactical shooter.

Valorant has been very popular since its official launch, with tons of players looking to quickly improve and master each of the guns in Riot Games’ new FPS title.

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As with many multiplayer shooters, it also offers some incredible cosmetic options for players to customize weapons to their liking.

Elderflame skin in Valorant
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The Elderflame skins were released as Valorant’s first Ultra-Edition collection.

With the release of the first Ultra-Edition skin set, Elderflame, added to the store on July 10, it seems another skin bundle will be following shortly after.

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It was revealed by leakers that a new featured set, titled “Cyber Punk” would be among the next major cosmetic bundles added to the game.

The leaked game files were shared by ValorantExpress, highlighting some of the weapons that players can expect to see these new Cyber Punk skins for.

When will Valorant’s ‘Cyber Punk’ skins be released?

The leakers estimated that the new skins will likely be added to the store in two weeks, which is expected to be around Friday, July 24, if it follows the pattern of previous bundle releases.

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The Cyber Punk weapon set is also expected to include skins for the Judge, Odin, Frenzy, Bulldog, and even a new melee weapon.

While it has not been confirmed whether this will be the second Ultra-Edition bundle added to Valorant, Riot has previously shared their plans to make new skins even “weirder” as the season goes on.

As of the publication of this article, the weapons skins have not been revealed but many are expecting them to fit the retro-futuristic design, that the name suggests. It is also unclear whether these new skins will have any link to the upcoming CD Projekt Red title CyberPunk 2077.

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It is worth noting that, as with all leaks, it is still possible for Riot to change any elements of this bundle or even delay it before its expected release in the following weeks.

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Shroud explains how Valorant will become the number one FPS esport

Published: 19/Oct/2020 11:50

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek believes Valorant is going to “easily” surpass Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the top FPS title around when it comes to esports.

When Valorant launched back in June, players and esports organizations alike quickly moved to show their skills off and create rosters in a bid to get ahead of the curve. 

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Even in its infancy, pros from CS:GO, Overwatch, and other games decided to hop aboard the Valorant hype train and for some, it worked out as they’ve been able to rack up wins in online tournaments and build audiences on Twitch.

With the first-person shooter being backed by Riot, there are plenty of expectations surrounding its eventual growth in the esports world – with some, including Shroud, backing it to knock off the likes of CS:GO and perhaps even League of Legends.

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Many have tipped Valorant to be the next big esport. But is there a world where both CS:GO and Valorant can both thrive?

During a recent stream, the former CS:GO pro had been discussing the landscape of Valorant’s esports scene – noting that the best teams in Europe and North America haven’t had the chance to do battle yet. Once that happens, and the game goes to LAN, Shroud believes it’ll pop off. 

“Dude, Valorant is just going to hit and it’s going to hit hard. Like, it has the perfect recipe right now, right,” he said. “It’s just like, CS numbers are dipping, but to be fair CS strives on LAN so that’s why they’re dipping, obviously once LAN comes back, it’ll be a little different. 

“But still, if Valorant nails the timing of coming to LAN and tournaments are popping off, it’s going to blow the f**k up – even more than it already has.” As someone suggested that Valorant will take the top spot in the first-person shooter esports ranks, Shroud added: “Oh yeah, easily.” 

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The growing intrigue surrounding the world’s best teams not being able to play each other will, undoubtedly, work in Valorant’s favor. 

It just remains to be seen as to whether or not it can cement itself at the top of the esports world. Plenty of games have come along and tried to do so, but the titans of CS:GO and LoL still reign supreme. For now.