Valorant Episode 1: Ignition is underway, but when is Act 2 of the Battle Pass and how long do you have to complete all 50 tiers of Act 1?
Valorant launched on June 2 with Episode 1: Ignition. As part of their launch campaign, Riot Games kickstarted their Battle Pass — an in-game reward system that grants players with a host of cosmetics.
Whether you opt for the Premium version (1,000 Valorant Points) or stick with the free iteration of the Battle Pass, they’re only available for a short period of time.
Valorant’s Battle Pass system
Agent Contracts are completely separate to the Battle Pass, meaning that you can have both running simultaneously.
Each Episode is broken up into its constituent Acts. There are various Acts per Episode, and for each Act is a corresponding Battle Pass. So in short, Act 1 = Battle Pass 1.
Each Act is broken up into 10 Chapters, with each Chapter containing five Premium tier rewards and a Free Chapter completion reward. It’s worth noting that you can opt into Premium retroactively and unlock the rewards you earned while on the free path.
Valorant Episode 1: Act 1 end date
At the end of the Act 1 Battle Pass, you will be rewarded with the ‘Kingdom Melee’ knife.
Valorant Designer, David ‘Milkcow’ Cole, revealed that each Battle Pass will refresh every “about every two months” — and developers have confirmed that we’ll see Act 1 come to an end on August 4.
Get your games in now! The Battle Pass ends August 4th at 14:00 PST. The 14:00 is subject to change as it is based on when we patch, but August 4th is the right date. pic.twitter.com/00tx2iLxas
While no details on Act 2 have been officially confirmed, a dataminer previously shared a leak from the game’s files that indicated it could begin on August 4, which is now backed up by the official announcement.
And in terms of what we can expect? Cole added that each Act will have its own content theme, and if a player doesn’t manage to earn the reward they’re after while the Battle Pass is live (like the shiny Kingdom knife in Act 1), they won’t be able to earn the rewards again.
How long will it take to complete Act 1?
According to Valorant’s Revenue Lead, Joe Lee, each Battle Pass takes approximately 100 hours to complete — although this will vary from person to person, depending on how much XP you earn per game.
Seeing some confusion regarding the battle pass but rest assured it will take ~100 hours to complete. https://t.co/4DZ3t7yv9U
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.