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Valorant Elderflame skin bundle: Release date, price, more

Published: 8/Jul/2020 16:46 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 17:34

by Andy Williams

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Riot Games have announced the first ‘Ultra-Edition’ Valorant skin collection, Elderflame, which offers the highest level of dynamic effects from a cosmetic item in the game to-date.

On July 8, Riot released a first look trailer for what they’re labeling an ‘Ultra-Edition’ skin. The collection will be called ‘Elderflame’ and will revolve around a Dragon-centric theme.

Per the trailer, the skin is being released for a series of weapons, including the Vandal, Guardian, Frenzy and Operator. The collection will also feature an exclusive knife, which will be the perfect asset for those Phoenix mains out there!

As with the Prime and Sovereign collections, the bundle will feature an exclusive ‘finisher’ after securing a kill.

Should a player land a round-ending kill, an animation appears which shows the Elderflame dragon incinerating their enemy from above.

Originally teased on July 7, plenty of fans were left tying to decipher Riot’s cryptic six-second teaser trailer, with some predicting the arrival of a brand new skin bundle at that stage. Now, it’s been confirmed.

Valorant’s Elderflame skin collection price

What sets the Elderflame skin collection apart from the rest are the dynamic features. Each weapon’s skin in the bundle has been overhauled to represent a live dragon, which is entirely interactive. From shooting your weapon to the reload animation, the dragon will offer an extra bit of flare to your arsenal.

In terms of pricing, Valorant Revenue Lead, Joe ‘SWAGGERNAU7’ Lee, revealed that the Ultra-Edition price point will be at 9,900 Valorant Points… This translates to around $90 (USD) / £82.50.

Fans have previously been vocal around the price points for some of Valorant‘s weapon skins and bundles, to which Riot pledged more ‘dynamic’ skins. Valorant Revenue Lead, Joe Lee explained: “There are others who want a gun skin that has all the bells and whistles: custom reload animations, geometry changes, alternative universes.

“We have plans to serve all of these needs with specific skin lines, we just need to make sure when we make something, it targets and serves a specific audience really well!” And, of course, Riot certainly followed through with their promise to add more dynamic cosmetics, given that the Elderflame collection ticks all of the boxes.

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Valorant’s new Agent Yoru has a serious bug with his teleport ability

Published: 16/Jan/2021 21:00

by Alan Bernal

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Agent 14 has made a huge impact on Valorant in the early phase of Episode 2, but players are finding that his Gatecrash can actually deal damage to Yoru if they take the rift tether from high altitudes.

The Japanese dimensional rift walker was made for deep infiltration and essentially breaking through the frontlines via covert play or creativity with his sneaky ability kit. Unfortunately, some are finding that a strange interaction with his default E, Gatecrash, could spell doom for Yoru.

After placing the rift tether, you can reactivate the ability to teleport to that location. Essentially, Reddit user ‘AzdarLP’ saw that the game will count your falling damage based on how you entered the rift.

Meaning, if you jump before teleporting to a lower altitude on the map, the game will register the appropriate fall damage as you ‘land’ on the other side of the tether.

You get fall damage if you jump before using Yoru’s Gatecrash (this doesn’t happen if you don’t jump before using it) from VALORANT

In application, AzdarLP showed how it looks like when going from Split’s B Heaven into site. They let the Gatecrash rift tether move near the pillar of the site then jumped before reactivating the ability.

Upon landing, they had shaved off 20 HP from the short fall. That doesn’t seem to be an intended consequence of Yoru’s ability, as some theorized what could be going on behind the curtain.

“I’m not sure if anyone’s noticed, but the way his TP [teleport] works is it literally drags [Yoru’s character] model down, or to wherever his TP is,” user ‘Launchers’ said. “Sometimes, when on his team, you can see his model flying through the map lol.”

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A bug has been found with Yoru’s Gatecrasher ability.

The Valorant community is hoping this is the result of a bug, but we’ve seen a similar interaction with Omen’s Shrouded Step before where players would similarly take damage as they jump while teleporting to a lower lever.

Dexerto tested out the bug in the Firing Range, and at the right distance, you can easily get chunked down to 1 HP or worse as a result of the interaction.

It’ll be interesting to see if Riot patches out the apparent glitch since Yoru, in particular, is an incredibly agile Agent, this bug can deter from fast or creative play styles that early adopters have been showing.