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Valorant leak reveals weapon skins, variants and bundles

Published: 5/Apr/2020 17:29

by Andy Williams

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A well-known data miner has unveiled a plethora of Valorant’s in-game cosmetics, revealing a detailed look at some of the game’s weapon skins and skin bundles.

Plenty has already surfaced from Riot’s corner in regards to how they intend on delivering Valorant’s skins, with their objective being to abolish RNG-based loot boxes for ultimate transparency — a feature which has already been praised by the game’s community.

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On top of that, per leaks from FireMonkey, Riot plans on integrating an ‘evolving skin’ system into their battle pass, which will be reliant on Radianite Points (obtained via the battle pass or in-game store) in order to upgrade the cosmetic.

Loot box in Counter-Strike.
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Riot are scrapping the randomized nature of loot boxes which appear in rival FPS titles, such as CS:GO.

On top of FireMonkey’s previous leak, the data miner has also provided fans with a glimpse of some weapon skin bundles that look set to appear in the closed beta (and perhaps at launch).

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Those who tuned into the Valorant Twitch Rivals event on April 3 may recognize the first set of weapon skins, namely the Fantasy (purple and gold), Iridescence (blue accents) and Arcade MP5 (red and off-white).

Leaked Valorant store bundles

Both the Hypebeast and Luxury bundle have something in there to match everyone’s taste. It’s worth noting that the Hypebeast bundle will equip your Agent with a gold Axe instead of the typical knife.

There is also a pool of pistol skins that have been leaked as standalone items, meaning that they may not belong to a specific bundle per see.

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Leaked Valorant weapon variants and skins

FireMonkey also leaked an extensive list (45 variations to be precise) of all the skins that are currently in the game, with a few new skins thrown in there for good measure.

Not only did the data miner provide a plethora of images that reflect Valorant’s already vast pool of weapon skins, they also included a live preview of the Fantasy skin on the Operator (which appears to be a reactive camo, which responds when a shot is fired).

Of course, FireMonkey’s leak is from strings of code that are currently in the game. So with that in mind, these are all subject to change up until the point Valorant is officially released.

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Valorant leak reveals new “Snowball” game mode coming for Winter event

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:22

by Alan Bernal

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Riot Games are reportedly planning a new mode for Valorant called ‘Snowball,’ according to new leaks that could suggest the developers are planning content geared toward a Winter event.

Now that the Act 3 patch update has hit the live servers, the content dump also gave dataminers troves of files to sift through for any clues on unannounced features or assets.

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Of course, with the launch of Act 3 came the new map called Icebox, which followed in the same snowy aesthetic that could align with a Winter event.

In the Valorant files, dataminer ‘ValorantLeaks’ found strands of code that contained a couple of recurring keywords that directly pointed to a new mode possibly in the works along with a few details of game mechanics it could feature.

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Icebox might not be the only snow-centric content in Valorant this season.

The words “Tag=Modes.Snowball” were found in four different instances. This is the best indication that a mode of the same name could soon arrive later down the line in Act 3.

Additionally, different lines reference words like ‘Bouncy,’ ‘Growball,’ ‘RapidFire,’ and ‘Skate,’ which could hint to features or even different Orbs that could be in the mode.

It’s possible that these are in reference to new modifiers along the lines of those found in Spike Rush or other effects that would be organic to the ‘Snowball’ mode.

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Spike Rush is the only game type that makes use of round-modifiers in the form of special powerup orbs placed throughout the map. The only other mode for Valorant so far has been a traditional Deathmatch mode, that could be seeing upgrades in early 2021 that would let players join a match that’s already underway.

If Riot does go ahead with plans on a new mode, then it’s unclear if it would be available alongside Spike Rush or the devs would opt down the road of a rotating playlist.

The Valorant team previously said they prefer to bring more modes as soon as they could to players, though these would “evolve” along with the players. “We want to bias toward putting new modes in the community’s hands as fast as possible and evolving those modes along with the players,” Riot said in a blog.

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As the holiday season nears, eager players will await official word from the devs for seasonal content in Valorant that could be on its way.