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Valorant YR1: Schedule, Player Cards, YR1 Event Pass, Episode 3 livestream, wwFest, Community Battlepass, more

Riot Games is celebrating the first anniversary of Valorant with numerous events. Here's everything you need to know about the Valorant YR1 event, including event schedules, Player Cards, YR1 Event Pass, Episode 3 live stream, wwFest, Community Battlepass, and more.
Valorant is about to celebrate its first anniversary, and for that occasion, Riot Games has prepared a full month of events, free content, and other rewards for players.

Valorant YR1 will in fact last for almost two months, but each of the specifics events planned for the anniversary will have its own schedule and start and run times.

From numerous free content and generous discounts for everyone's favourite bundles to charity events and music festivals, there will be something for everyone to celebrate Valorant YR1.

Check out further below to find out the complete schedule for Valorant YR1 events.

Valorant YR1 events and bundles schedule

Most of the events related to Valorant YR1 will start today, 2nd June.

First of all, in Night Market, there will be a collection of six random skins available to purchase which will be personalized to each player, and heavily discounted.

Valorant YR1 Player Cards schedule and how to earn

Valorant YR1 events schedule PLAYER CARDS how to earn
(Picture: Riot Games)

The Limited Edition YR1 set that celebrates Episode 1, 2, and 3 will be available during this period.

Here's how and when you can unlock them:

  • EP1 (9th June) - Redeem via code [YR1] using Riot's code redemption page
  • EP2 (14th June) - Will be available via a special YR1 Prime Gaming Drop
  • EP3 - Collect as part of the first-ever YR1 Event Pass (see more below)

Valorant YR1 Give Back Bundle

With the Give Back Bundle, Valorant players will be able to vote for their favourite gun skins from the past to return and become a part of the Give Back Bundle.

The voting will last until 7th June and the winners will be announced on 16th June.

Players will then be able to buy those skins via the Give Back Bundle from 22nd June until 8th July.

"50% of the proceeds from Weapon skins and 100% from accessories in the Give Back Bundle, will go towards the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, in partnership with Impact Assets," Jeff Landa, Valorant's comms associate, explains.

Valorant YR1 Community Battlepass

Valorant YR1 events schedule community battlepass
(Picture: Riot Games)

With the Valorant YR1 celebration, Riot Games wants to emphasize the uniqueness of each of the global Valorant regions, and thus they introduce Community Battlepass.

Riot will allow players from each region to vote for items like Sprays, Gun Buddies, and titles, that will "best reflect their local region" and later in Episode 4, they will be introduced for the first time in a Community-powered Battlepass.

More details on this, including the voting system and items for each region, will be released at a later date.

Valorant YR1 wwFest festival

 Valorant YR1 events schedule WWFEST
(Picture: Riot Games)

What's a birthday without a party?

That's why wwFest, the experimental music and art festival, is making its return!

There are currently not many details about it, but more will be shared later via Crown Channel and Valorant's official Twitter account.

Valorant YR1 Event Pass 

There is another "pass" included for this occasion, the YR1 Event Pass.

Unlike other passes, this one will be completely free for all players.

It will include 7 levels of exclusive YR1 items like the Episode 3 Player Card, a Gun Buddy, and more, and all will be unlockable with experience, just by playing Valorant. More details will come at a later date.

When is Valorant Episode 3 live stream: How to watch?

If you are as excited as we are about Episode 3, you will not want to miss the Episode 3 live stream.

Valorant devs will talk about various topics, including competitive play, agents, and premium content, and of course, everything that's to come in Episode 3.

The stream is scheduled for 21st June at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 7 pm CET.

Valorant YR1 Squad Boost 

Finally, while you are celebrating the first birthday of Valorant, you will also be able to earn XP faster!

Starting from 22nd June and all the way until 26th July, 8% earn extra XP from a tag team, 12% for trio-queue, 16% if you are a 4-player team, and 20% XP boost for a 5-stack team.

That goes for all modes of play except for custom games.

And there you have it, a full list of events for Valorant's 1st anniversary!