Valorant

What is the Valorant Night Market? Where it is, skin discounts, more

Published: 11/Feb/2020 17:02 Updated: 11/Feb/2021 17:04

by Alan Bernal

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Riot Games introduced the Night.Market to Valorant during Christmas 2020. Here’s an overview of what to expect from the recurring discount store.

With the rapid updates Riot has implemented in Valorant, community feedback has been turning into real features for the tactical shooter. With that in mind, the studio has also been implementing things that’s worked with League players in the past.

Every once in a while, the League of Legends community gets treated with their personal store called ‘Your Shop’ with similar discounts based on the champions that you own. Night.Market is the Valorant equivalent of the fan favorite feature, and here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is the Valorant Night Market?

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What is Valorant’s elusive Night Market?

The Valorant Night.Market is a rotating store that drops at random in-game. On offer are six different guns skins which are offered to players at a discounted price. Importantly, the skins are entirely randomized.

The Market is available for 32 days, giving you a whole month to decide whether or not you want to spend that all important cash.

There have only been two iterations of the store so far, therefore it’s unclear how often we will see these discounts pop up in-game. As soon as further information drops, it’ll be added right here.

Where is Valorant Night Market?

When available, the Night.Market can be found in the top right hand corner of the game’s opening screen. It’s signified by a little card logo that sparkles to catch your attention.

Simply click this little icon and you’ll be given access to all of the discounted goodies. All you have to do is turn over the cards and that’ll tell you what skin is on offer as well as the percentage discount.

Additionally, the color of the card’s background and the little shape in the bottom right hand corner will indicate the tier of skin that this is. Unsure which is which? Check out our Valorant skin guide for further details on skin tiers.

What skins can I get?

Night Market in Valorant
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Your Night.Market haul will look like this.

Skins are completely randomized, and therefore you can’t choose what skins you will be given.

However, due to particularly scathing criticisms of the feature‘s first run back in December 2020, Riot have implemented a Bad Luck Protection guarantee to make sure you don’t walk away disappointed.

If you don’t own every Premium Edition skin then you will receive at least two Premium skins in your pool. Additionally, you can no longer get two skins for the same weapon to increase the variety on offer.

Can I change my skins?

Once you have rolled a skin in the Night.Market you cannot change them. While this is a feature that fans have been expressing interest in for some time, Riot have not implemented this.

However, now that it’s clear that the feature will be recurring it makes getting a bad run of skins a little less painful that if it was a one off event.


That’s everything we know about the Valorant Night.Market! As we get a little more used to seeing the event in our store we’ll update this with all the information that we can. Until then, stay tuned to all things Valorant with our dedicated hub.

Apex Legends

First Caustic Town Takeover teaser appears in Apex Legends

Published: 24/Feb/2021 2:00

by Alan Bernal

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A teaser for Caustic’s Town Takeover in Apex Legends has appeared on Kings Canyon, giving players a mixed bag of hype and dread for what the Toxic Trapper’s event will play like.

Respawn likes to give their Legends a turn in the spotlight with Town Takeovers that transform a point of interest (POI) in the battle royale to emulate a given character. We’ve seen ones for Octane, Mirage, and Bloodhound, just to name a few.

As the studio makes its way through their catalogue of Legends, there’s always an atmosphere of renewed excitement for who will get the next Town Takeover going into a season.

If previous leaks are to be believed, Season 8’s Town Takeover is centered around Caustic and plenty of teasers should be in the game soon.

Apex Legends Caustic Town Takeover teasers

Apex Legends’ loading screen shows Caustic walking then stopping to overlook the Crash Site location on Kings Canyon. This updated animation came out on February 23, the same day that the Apex data mining community expected to see it.

In early February, a schedule for ‘s08_tt_teaser_phases’ was leaked which pointed to Tuesday the 23rd as the first date people should expect to find the opening teaser.

As it turns out, not only were players greeted with the new loading screen, but some matches are actually rendering a Caustic on the Apex Arena.

Reddit user ‘kittycakekats’ posted a video that shows the character in the same place that he’s seen in the loading screen, only you can’t interact with him.

Went to where caustic is in the loading screen hint, caustic is there?! My friend couldn’t see him. [email protected] take over from apexlegends

Nothing else about the in-game Caustic model suggests there are other teasers or easter eggs to find, but it’s fueling the hype for a Town Takeover all the same.

With all of the discussion going around the Legend, there’s people excited to see what a Caustic Town Takeover would play like. However, players that aren’t loving how strong he is at the moment are dreading to see how toxic the event will be.

According to the schedule, we can expect the next in-game teaser to appear on Feb. 25, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that one too.