VALORANT Battlepass has a slightly different way of working, and this game also has Contract, VP, and RP so we will explain them in this article.
Like most other free games on the market, VALORANT will have a form of fee through Battlepass. By using this ticket, they will be able to reward players for spending time with the game with unique rewards, helping them customize their characters and show their personalities. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about VALORANT Battlepass, from how it works to what will appear in your account when completing the Battlepass.
How does VALORANT Battle Pass work?
As with similar features in other games, Valorant’s Battlepass will reward gamers based on experience points that they receive and the completed Contracts. There are two types of Battlepass, Free and Premium path, but Riot ensures that the Battlepass Premium path only offers more rewards, not giving powerful items like “Pay to Win”. They also value the quality of rewards rather than its numbers.
- All experience you get while playing VALORANT and Contract you complete is all counted towards the Battlepass.
- If you decide to change from Free to Premium path, you will be “awarded” with the rewards of the Battlepass Premium.
- The Premium path costs 1000 Valorant Point (VP), about $10 depending on the VP package you buy. (To buy VP, click on the small V icon located at the top right of the screen).
- To purchase Battlepass, simply click on the Battlepass menu at the top left of the screen. In the new window that opens, select “Upgrade Battlepass” and you’re done.
Battlepass Act 1
Riot Games calculated that the game’s launch date was the beginning of VALORANT Episode 1. You can view VALORANT Episode as the chapters like Fortnite. Each Episode will include Acts, each Act lasts about 2 months. An Act ends along with its associated Battlepass.
- Battlepass Act 1 will have 50 tiers, applicable to both Free and Paid gamers.
- They are divided into 10 chapters, each chapter includes 5 Premium tier levels (chargeable) and 2 tiers free.
- When unlocked, the chapter will reward gamers 1 tier for free.
- Upon completion of the chapter (it’s mean you gaining enough experience to fill up 5 Premium tiers), the game will give you the reward for completing the chapter and unlocking a new one.
- You can complete the 5 Premium tiers without paying, but you will not receive the reward in the 5 Premium tiers, only get 2 free rewards above.
- If you purchase Battlepass, players will receive all the rewards from the previously unlocked Premium tiers.
- The common reward for both free and paid gamers is a skin called “Kingdom Melee” at the end of chapter 10.
Thus, VALORANT Battlepass Act 1 has a total of 70 rewards for gamers including 50 rewards from Premium, 20 rewards from unlocking and completing chapters. Non-paying gamers will receive 20 rewards later, and those who spend 1000 VP will receive a full 70 rewards.
In the future, Riot will continue to make new contents in Battlepass to collect money from gamers. When a Battlepass expires, the player’s progress will be frozen and the experience points you receive will no longer count toward it. However, you can still go Gremium to receive rewards from the unlocked Premium tier.
Thus, if gamers have plenty of time to play VALORANT, the purchase of Premium is quite profitable because it offers a lot of different rewards, and if you played less, it is unworthy to spend $10 to get some miscellaneous things.
The abbreviation is RP (Radianite Point), this is a special currency unit of VALORANT. It allows gamers to “evolve” special weapon skins to a cooler version, with additional visual effects, sound, motion, finishing moves, new variants… As you can see below, how the Reaver Operator skin changes when you use your RP to upgrade:
In this time, Battlepass is the main method for earning RP points for VALORANT gamers, you can also buy it in the store with VP (80 RP points will cost you about 50 USD).
What is Contract?
This is a feature that will give gamers different rewards for a certain Agent. For example, if you want to unlock some skins or expressions for Sage, you will have to activate Sage’s Contract, play games, gain experience and complete the tier to unlock the rewards in the Contract, similar to the Battlepass. This is also a way to unlock other characters, for example, if you do not have Reyna, you need to activate Reyna’s Contract and when you complete Tier 5 of Contract, you will unlock this character.
Each VALORANT player can activate 2 Contracts at the same time, so the experience points you receive will be calculated for both Contracts (including the Battlepass). In addition, gamers can also use VP to unlock the first 5 tiers immediately. From the 6th to 10th tier, you will have to gain experience as usual.
Hopefully, the information will have you understand how Battlepass, Contract and Radianite (RP) works in VALORANT. If you have any other questions about these features, feel free to ask below!