You only have to look at the massive viewing figures during the Twitch Rivals Showcase to see that the anticipation for Riot's new tactical shooter - Valorant - is reaching epic proportions.
Now we have seen quite a bit of the game, would-be players are starting to think of life with their new shooter and thoughts have sprung to the ranking system and perhaps most importantly - weapon skins and cosmetics.
Thanks to reliable data miner FireMonkey, who has combed the game's files, we have our first look at different weapon skins and cosmetics that will be available at launch.
- Read more: Valorant: Weapons Guide
And it looks like Valorant weapon skins won't simply be a reskinning of the existing model with some taking on new designs and shapes - making these some of the most gorgeous weapon skins seen in any game yet.
Riot Games has reason to show extra care for each and every skin as the game will be free-to-play at launch with money being made through a Battle Pass and cosmetic sales - with a promise that there will be no loot boxes or pay2win items in the game.
There will also be skin bundles which you can buy from the in-game store - these have a unified design and frankly look sick. You can see all the leaked bundles below.
Valorant Battle Pass
FireMonkey has also found info on how the Battle Pass will operate. Players will collect "Radianite Points" as the progress through the Battle Passs and which can be used to "evolve certain weapon skins and other content types in Valorant".
You will also be able to purchase Radiante Points from the in-game store.
It also seems that skins that you unlock will have different colour patterns to chose from, which you can unlock and choose from.
Quick explanation of Chromas VS Weapon Skins in #VALORANT:— 🎄 Santa Ricky 🎄 (@FireMonkey__) April 5, 2020
Pictured below is one of the many weapon skins in Valorant. Let's say you don't like the color of Gold and Green, well you can apply a Chroma such as a red and black Chroma to change the color design on the gun. pic.twitter.com/8LVxe79WR0
Valorant Skin Bundles
Hype Beast Bundle
All Valorant Weapon Skins
- The Shorty
- The Frenzy
- The Ghost
- The Sheriff
- The Bulldog
- The Vandal
- The Guardian
- The Phantom
- The Stinger
- The Spectre
- The Bucky
- The Judge
- The Ares
- The Odin
- The Marshal
- The Operator