The Prism skin bundle in Valorant is rubbing players the wrong way already with its comparatively high price to other sets while apparently offering less.
Prism is one of the currently available skin bundles in the Valorant shop right now, along with the Reaver and Luxe packs on a rotating daily basis. The “Hypebeast” collection has also been leaked, but so far it hasn’t shown up in the store.
The set provides an iridescent purple base skin recolor for one weapon in each subcategory, and offers one of the cleanest-looking knives in the game, but not all players are convinced it’s worth the asking price.
Compared to the Luxe Collection, which was 4,375 Valorant Points the last time it was in the shop, the Prism pack is much more expensive, at 6,375 points.
It costs $49.99 for 5350 VP right now, which means players will have to spend roughly 70$ in-game to unlock the Prism collection, and some definitely aren’t feeling it.
“I’m furious,” Reddit user mlalssid said. “I really wanted to get this bundle but there is no f**king way I am paying more than $50 for a reskinned default knife and guns.”
The collection also offers fewer customization options for players, for example, each of the Luxe bundle skins has different levels that can be unlocked, while Prism simply recolors the weapons basic models.
“I like the pricing in this game,” Reddit user Aleriic admitted. “So far every skin collection has been overpriced, which will save me tons of money.”
There’s another thing to consider before dropping stacks of cash on Valorant skins as well: you don’t get to keep them past the closed beta.
Players won’t keep any of the unlocked weapon skins they have, but they will receive all of the Valorant Points they purchased plus 20% when the game releases. So if you buy 10,000 VP during the beta, you’ll get 12,000 when the game comes out sometime in Summer 2020.
Valorant still may be in its early days which means most players are probably focused on learning the game as opposed to collecting all the skins, which as is already clear from the beta, will cost a pretty penny.