Game company Riot Games has released information about the new Battlepass for Valorant for Episode 3, Act I.
Senior Producer Preeti Khanolkar shared their goals for designing the Battlepass. She revealed that they wanted to create content that would appeal to a wide and diverse audience. “A player might not love every single thing in the battlepass, but there should always be at least one thing that they absolutely love.”
Khanolkar divulged that the team created the K/TAC and Jigsaw gun skins as callbacks to the lore and agents. They wanted this pass to be a reflection on the past because it has been one year since the game launched. They also wanted to make stuff that players will find funny like the “Too Heavy” and Clutch or Kick” sprays.
The K/TAC skins were actually based/inspired from the old designs of the Kingdom gun skins. The Jigsaw skins was due to their love for the key art for all the agents and they wanted to use it in some way. There are variants for Agents like Killjoy, Skye, Yoru, and Astra.
The senior producer also shared that this particular battlepass was the most fun metagame content they have ever done. Players liked what they did in the past so they added Force and Save Cards, Max Money, Clutch or Kick and No Pen sprays, and Naked Op Card. The Competitive Team has also asked them to add the Greatly Increased and Greatly Decreased sprays as a little thank you to the community for all the feedback on the ranked system.
Here are facts that you need to know for Episode 3, Act I Battlepass:
Battlepass • Price: 1,000 VP • What types of things are available in it: o Weapon Skins o Gun Buddies o Cards o Sprays o Titles • Maybe list some of the marquee items o Free Jigsaw Ghost Greatly Increased? Spray Greatly Decreased? Spray The Key to Ancient Mysteries Buddy Snowbirds Card o Paid K/TAC Vandal K/TAC Melee Jigsaw Bulldog Monarch Bucky Force Card Save Card Clutch or Kick Spray Salmon Nigiri Buddy • What is the duration of the pass? o Episode 3, Act 1 Strat Date 6/22/2021 End Date 8/24/2021 • Any changes to the battlepass mechanics from before? o Squad Boost is coming to VALORANT! Play with your friends to receive bonus experience from each game you play during the VALORANT Year One Event from 6/22/2021 to 7/6/2021. Party of 1: 0% Bonus XP Party of 2: 8% Bonus XP Party of 3: 12% Bonus XP Party of 4: 16% Bonus XP Party of 5: 20% Bonus XP