Valorant, the Riot Games free PC shooter, will soon get its Act 2. The second episode includes the latest skin line, Glitchpop, the character, Killjoy, a new combat pass, and the free-for-all mode Deathmatch.
Although the content does not reflect a competitive advantage, some players like the features of a Battle Pass purchase. You can get deeper into skins with this new update.
Yet there are so many more to it than the skins that come with a Valorant Battle Pass. See all about Valorant’s second act in this blog. Read on to learn more.
What Are the Major Additions?
The most significant change is a new combat pass that lets players unlock a bunch of new accessories, including weapons skins, and keychain-style “gun buddies”, sprays, player names, “player card” artwork, and Radianite Points.
This currency can be spent on individual firearms to access even flashier skins and visual effects. Much like the previous combat pass, released with the general release of the game on June 2, it will cost 1,000 Valorant Points, a premium currency that can be bought for $9.99.
Act II Battle Pass
Players that buy the Valorant Act 2 Combat Pass will receive gun skins, gun buddies, sprays, player cards, player titles, and Radianite Points.
The Battle Pass will cost 1,000 Valorant Points (or around $10) and will be available from inside the game for purchase. Though you do not immediately get the cosmetic products.
You will need to play your way through the ranks, and you’ll unlock the exclusive cosmetic products once you reach those thresholds. Skins from the Act 2 Combat Pass will be called Hivemind, POLYfox, and Red Alert. In the red alert, there are five Hiveminds, and four POLYfoxes.
On top of that, Riot is launching a new skin line called Glitchpop. As you might have guessed, this is a playful take on the theme of cyberpunk, featuring plenty of neon and shimmering holographic effects.
Glitchpop skins will be available as well as the melee assault of the game. Besides the knife, Hysteria, Judge, Bulldog, and Odin are acquiring new skins in Valorant’s Act II.
The visuals in question are the newly revealed Glitchpop line, which brings the cyberpunk theme to Valorant’s universe. The armaments receive vibrant colors and new animations when removing an enemy, as a hologram effect.
Skins are marginally cheaper than the Ancifogo line: the product costs 2,175 Valorant Points, the entire kit is available for 8,700 Valorant Points, and the knife costs 4,350 Valorant Points. On Tuesday, August 4, the excitement hits the servers.
Killjoy is a new Valorant character. The German heroine is introduced to the game as one of the second act novelties. The agent was announced by Riot Games via an exclusive trailer, which also revealed her abilities.
In order to attack enemies, she can prepare an automatic sentry, inflict damage with a silent grenade, detect opponents, and add a sluggish impact to the enemy team if it does not kill its ultimate.
All this will be introduced alongside Killjoy, a new player character capable of deploying cannons, enemy-tracking robots, and grenades from Nanoswarm. Following Reyna’s introduction, she is the twelfth “player” to enter the team.
Valorant has a Deathmatch game back to basics. The developer said in a press release that it will be a “free-for-all” ten-player that offers dedicated gunslingers a chance to test their flicks.
This means no incredible abilities and unlimited money, but players can select and choose weapons at any time. With “dynamic re-spawn point selection”, the new model will have faster re-spawns, which ensure that you are still relatively close to the action.
You should not be reviving in the line of sight of an opponent, but just to be sure, Riot gives you eight seconds of invulnerability (it disappears as soon as you move or fire) after they have re-spawned.
On August 5, the all-against-all mode will be introduced to beta. Valorant Act 2 fall (August 4), and a new Battle Pass comes with it. The Battle Pass allows players to buy a season-long pass exclusive content inside the game.