In Valorant, there’s a character to suit just about every playstyle, but which Agent is the best to use in both Unrated and Competitive modes?
Finding an Agent that suits your playstyle the most can be a tricky affair in Valorant. With 11 different characters to select from, there’s a whole range of factors to consider.
While as a general rule of thumb, you’ll be inclined to one of four Agent types: Duelist, Initiator, Controller or Sentinel. Within each type, players are more inclined to select certain characters based on which ability set will best support their style of play.
But what if there was more to it? What if the stats told us the secret to soaring to the top of the leaderboard in our Unrated matches, or even the most beneficial Agent to use to get one step closer to that coveted Radiant rank? Blitz.gg might have the answers.
Best Agent to use in Unrated
Reyna is without a doubt the most impactful Agent for dominating Unrated games.
If we’re strictly looking at which Agent makes the most impact in the server, there’s no doubt that Reyna takes top honors. Boasting the highest K/D/A and Average Score, she is without a doubt the go-to Agent if you’re looking to chalk up a high score and pub stomp.
Although when it comes to winning games, Controllers and Initiators really come into their own. Viper tops the leaderboard with a 51.9% win rate, closely followed by Breach with a 51.1% win rate.
In fact, while Duelists are most definitely the best Agents to go for to rack up a high score, they collectively have the least impact towards winning matches, with an average win rate of 49.7%.
Best Agent to use in Ranked
Breach, Brimstone and Sage are all Agents you’ll want to consider if you’re looking to bag the win.
Filtering matches by the Immortal rank paints a very different picture. While Duelists still dominate the stats for Average Score (collectively netting 261 Score per game), Viper no longer takes pole position as the most valuable Agent to get that all-important win.
In fact, Viper is the worst Agent to select (by a considerable margin), as she sits rock bottom of the stats with a mere 36.7% win rate. Breach is the clear winner here, with a huge 62.2% win rate, with the likes of Brimstone, Sage, and Omen all winning the majority of their games.
If you’re looking to be the most lethal in the server on your road to Immortal and beyond, Raze is without a doubt the best Agent to select. But if you’re looking to maximize your chances of winning Breach, Brimstone and Sage form the most stacked core possible.
One of the coolest things about Valorant is the range of beautiful and expertly-crafted skins that you can equip to make your weapons stand out. Here’s a rundown of every skin in Riot Games’ FPS, as well as everything you need to know about them.
Valorant has become one of the most popular FPS games in the world. Drawing influence from games like CS:GO and Overwatch, the game and its esports scene have been an instant success.
Alongside the colorful abilities that make Valorant stand out among competitors, another aspect of the game is its skins. Riot Games have always had a knack for developing beautiful skin designs and executing them flawlessly, and Valorant is no exception.
Below you’ll find a detailed list of what skins are available in Valorant, how they are priced and how to get them. However, we need to start off slow, so let’s begin with the skin tier lists.
Skin Price tier in Valorant
Just as in other Riot Games series, skins in Valorant are ranked by tier. Select tier is the lowest and therefore cheapest skin line, with Exclusive sitting at the other end of the scale. Let’s dive right into the base prices for each tier and their associated icons in the store:
Select Edition (SE), blue circle: 875 VP (~ $7) per individual skin, 3,500 VP (~$32) per bundle.
Deluxe Edition (DE), green rhombus: 1275 VP (~$12) per individual skin, 5,100 (~$47) per bundle.
Premium Edition (PE), upside down pink triangle: 1775 VP (~$17) per individual skin, 7,100 VP (~$75) per bundle.
Ultra Edition (UE), yellow diamond: 2475 VP (~$25) per individual skin, 9,900 VP (~$100) per bundle.
Exclusive Edition (XE), upside down orange pentagon: Varies.
Each skin has its own custom animations, reload, sound effects and death animations. Some can even evolve as you level up your weapon, changing the way that the look and react.
Wait, Valorant has evolving weapon skins?
The short answer is yes, Valorant has evolving skins, but these are only available for some weapons and skin lines. In order to start levelling up your skins you need to partake in the Battle Pass Challenges and start earning Radianite Points.
As you level up skins they’ll start to do different things, such as include new animations, sounds and more. The higher your weapon’s level, the cooler the skin, so it’s absolutely worth the grind to be able to flex how hard you’ve worked.
OK great, so where can I buy Valorant skins?
Skins are available through Battle Pass missions as well as in the store, and often come as all-inclusive bundles upon release.