VALORANT Episode 1 is finally here, and with it not only did players get new shiny skins, but it also came with the introduction of the Battlepass. Game Designer David Cole walked us through it in the newest article posted on official VALORANT’s website - how it works and what its structure is. The system is a little bit complicated at first, so let us make it a bit simpler and explain what you can get from it!
First of all, VALORANT’s Episode 1 will be divided with acts about every two months, which will have different Battlepasses. There are 50 tiers of rewards in the current Act 1 Battlepass which players can get through gaining XP, that also includes XP from daily missions. You can do your character contracts at the same time as the Battlepass. Everybody has access to it, but to receive all rewards, players have to pay 1000 VALORANT points (about 10$/10€) for the Premium Upgrade. The Battlepass has 10 different chapters with 5 premium tiers and 1 free tier each chapter. Everytime you complete 5 premium tiers (even if you don't own a Premium Upgrade) you earn a free tier as a reward. Players can buy the Premium Upgrade whenever they want to, so all rewards you already have unlocked will be just waiting for you. There is a small catch: when the Battlepass expires, players won’t be able to get rewards from it anymore since it will be replaced with a new one. Every Battlepass will have different and always exclusive rewards. Fortunately, Riot Games have plans to let players get rewards from old battlepasses, but it will be harder to get and they won’t be available in the store.
Let’s talk about rewards and what players actually get from the Premium Battlepass. First of all, for completing all tiers, players get a free Classic Pistol skin! There are 11 weapon skins, one knife skin, 140 Radianite Points (which players can use to upgrade skins), 11 Gun Buddies, and tons of sprays, titles, and player cards.
Lastly, rewards from Agent Contracts also got reworked. Not only does it now take less XP to finish them compared to the Closed Beta, but also we got more and different sprays and player cards. The Tier 10 reward from the Contract is still the same weapon skin.
What do you think of the Battlepass? Do you like this system? Also, do you like reworked sprays from Agent Contracts or do you miss some of them that didn’t make it to VALORANT Episode 1? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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