Free-to-play games have been taking the world by storm over the past decade. From pc to smartphones, everyone can download and play dozens of these games over the internet. Valorant is the first-person shooter competitive game from Riot that took the world by storm. Rising to be one of the top-tier FPS games, Valorant is undoubtedly one of the most played FPS games in the world. Valorant has a diverse set of agents with unique sets of skill sets; one of the most alluring mechanics in games like these is the Battle Pass. Here, we’ll talk about Valorant’s Battle Pass and help you decide if it’s worth buying or not.
Let’s Talk Basics
Every free-to-play game now has its own version of a battle pass. In Valorant, the Battle Pass consists of cosmetic items that give you multiple gun skins, spray paints, weapon buddies, character cards, and the very expensive Radianite Points. But considering this, we still need more information before we forgo purchasing the Battle Pass.
The Battle Pass is composed of ten acts, and each one has five tiers. Players that choose to just drool over the many many perks of the Battle Pass can still get a little of the benefits. As you play and gain XP, you will still progress through the Battle Pass and get a certain number of freebies at the end of every Act. This is a reward for playing the game and are often basic buddies and a small amount of Radianite Points. At Act 10 (Level 50), the freebie is often a permanent pistol skin and a character card.
Let’s Talk Money
So, if you want to gain access to multiple gun skins and a lot of Radianite Points, then purchasing the Battle Pass is the way to go. The Battle Pass costs 1,000 Valorant Points (VP) which is equivalent to $10. You can purchase the Battle Pass at a later time when you’ve progressed through it. The moment you purchase it, you will automatically acquire all the Battle Pass rewards according to your BP Act and Level.
There is an advantage in purchasing the Battle Pass early on. Currently, purchasing the BP will grant you an additional 3% XP so you can progress through the BP Acts and Levels faster. That being said, how long does it take to complete the Battle Pass?
Let’s Talk Time
The Valorant Premium Battle Pass has a total of 50 levels giving you 50 exclusive rewards. Each level is higher by 750 XP than the previous one totaling 1,370,000 XP overall. This is a tall order considering you only have 60 days to try and accomplish this. You need to be able to play a lot and actually WIN. Getting on a losing streak can greatly reduce your speed in completing the Battle Pass and ever so closer to the deadline. However, it is good to know that you have the Daily and Weekly Missions to help you get through the BP a little bit faster.
The game gives you a total of three Daily Missions with 2,000 XP each totaling 6,000 XP. Not bad considering you’d normally play two to three games to get this amount of XP. Then we have the Weekly Missions. You get three per week rewarding you 14,400 XP each. That’s an extra 43,200 XP to propel you up the Battle Pass ladder. Weekly Missions can take anywhere from three to ten games depending on your performance. Some mission requires you kill by 25 headshots. If you can average one headshot per game, then this road will be a long one for you.
Lets Talk About a Verdict
Riot’s relatively new First-Person Shooter game is one of the best out there. Sometimes you might need a little push to work harder and aim better. This is where these game passes come in — to fill the void. And it fills it indeed. If you find your weapons plain and dull, and see yourself playing Valorant for the next few months of your life, then YES. The Battle Pass is worth your money. It will help motivate you to play better by getting that cool weapon skin or that unique character card. If you play on and off and can’t invest a considerable amount of time in the game, then it might be worth taking a raincheck on purchasing the Battle Pass.
Also, did we mention you can pay your way through the Battle Pass? You can, by the way.