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Valorant YR1 event pass: How to get free rewards during anniversary

Published: 17/Jun/2021 16:00 Updated: 18/Jun/2021 9:50

by Nick Farrell

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With the release of Episode 3 Act 1, Riot has implemented a new set of cosmetic items in order to celebrate Valorant’s one-year anniversary. Here’s how you can complete your YR1 event pass.

Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 will be the kick-off to a brand new era in the ever-growing tactical shooter that is Valorant. Since the game fully released back in June 2020, Riot has been pushing updates to maintain the status of the game more than ever.

Now, with a new agent coming to this Episode, Riot is also giving back to the players by celebrating their one-year anniversary of the game’s release.

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The YR1 pass is an exciting reward coming with the new Act, and here’s all you need to know about it.

KAY/O
Riot Games
KAY/O is the new Agent coming to Valorant this Act, marking one year since the game’s launch.

What is the Valorant YR1 Pass?

Essentially, the Year 1 Pass is a free bundle that players will be able to claim and it will include some cosmetic items to celebrate Valorant’s first birthday.

Valorant art lead Sean Marino was astounded at the reception of the game in its first year, and the company is giving all players something to look forward to in Episode 3.

“Our main goal with the YR1 Event Pass was to offer players free content that commemorates and celebrates Valorant’s 1st birthday,” he said.

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“We can’t believe it’s been one year since Valorant launched, and we’re so grateful that players have joined us on this journey so far.”

Valorant YR1 event player cards
Riot Games
The two player cards in the YR1 pass commemorate Episode 3’s launch, along with the first anniversary.

The Riot devs also took inspiration from some of the rewards players received during the closed beta back in 2020 for Valorant’s Year 1 bundle.

“We were inspired by how much players love some of the exclusive Closed Beta content like the Beta Watch Card and the V1.0 Title,” senior producer Preeti Khanolkar said.

“We thought it would be fun to feature Jett doing something low-key, so we designed the Year One Card as if Jett were baking a cake in her kitchen and also made one of the slices of cake into a gun buddy!”

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Year 1 Pass items

The two players cards showcased above aren’t the only items in the YR1 event pass. There’s also a gun buddy, some titles, and even Radianite to pick up.

  • Year One Gun Buddy
  • Year One Card
  • Episode 3 Reflection Card
  • YR1 and Year One Titles
  • 20 Radianite Points

Since these items are free, we don’t see why you shouldn’t claim them! So be sure to head on over to Valorant and complete the YR1 Pass to celebrate a year of action-packed fun.


With the launch of Episode 3 Act 1 there is a ton of content for players to check out. Be sure to head on over to our guides the new Agent KAY/O, the new battle pass and everything you need to know about the new Act.

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