Although Valorant's initial entry barrier is super low, with the game being free-to-play, if you want to click heads in style then purchasing premium skins is your best bet. They're usually quite pricey, this is where the Night Market comes in.
Night Market is Riot's way to offer small (or really good, if you're lucky) discounts on some of the game's most luxurious cosmetics. These are available for a fixed period of time, with little to no prior announcement from the developers.
The last Night Market took place in March, which was over two months ago, and fans have been eagerly anticipating another pop-up shop of sorts to appear. Fortunately, Riot Games essentially shadow dropped the latest instalment of the Night Market this 18th May.
The Night Market offers skins of different tiers for all weapons, including melee. Naturally, only skins you've yet to acquire have a chance to pop up in it, although there are some restrictions depending on the rarity of the skin.
Valorant May 2022 Night Market - Schedule
The May 2022 Night Market went live this 18th May (or 19th, depending on where you live) and will continue to run until 30th May.
- Valorant Champions 2022 - Start date, teams, watch live, and more
- Valorant Titanmail bundle - Release date, price, and skins
- Valorant 4.09 patch notes - Chamber nerf, Fade updates, and more
- Valorant Episode 4 Act 3 Agent tier list
This is a prime opportunity to get some of the best skins in the game for discounted prices. As a reminder, Valorant skins are divided by tiers depending on several factors; more importantly, whether they come with variants, finishers, kill banners, and other cosmetic upgrades.
The skin tiers are as follows:
- Select Edition
- Deluxe Edition
- Premium Edition
- Ultra Edition
- Exclusive Edition
As we've mentioned, not all skins are available, as there are certain restrictions, for instance, the Valorant Champions Vandal will never be available on Night Markets, or the general daily rotation for that matter.
How to access Night Market
You don't have to jump any hoops and loops to see your Night Market offers. Simply click on the card that appears next to the store tab and you'll be able to see your own offers.
And that's pretty much everything you need to know about the Valorant Night Market! Don't be upset if you don't get that coveted skin you want, as more Night Markets will show up throughout the year.
If you want to keep up to date with Valorant tier lists, skin collections, and more, check out our dedicated section for more coverage of the ultra-popular title.
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