Battle Passes are being used more and more in online multiplayer games as a way to reward players for playing, and Valorant is no different. From special skins to exclusive titles, giving out unique items keeps players very engaged with a game, so it’s no surprise that passes like this have become the norm.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Battle Pass concept or just interested in how they work in Valorant, then be sure to stick around, as we’re going to cover everything you need to know about the Valorant Battle Pass in this article.
Let’s jump straight into it.
What the Battle Pass is and how it works
The Battle Pass essentially acts like a leveling system, where you have to earn experience points to go up tiers. In Valorant, the pass is made up of 55 tiers, with each tier having a unique reward associated with it. These items typically can’t be obtained in any other way, making them quite rare and highly sought after by players.
The Valorant Battle Pass changes each act, too, giving you only around 2 months to complete it before new items are introduced. This makes the higher tier items especially rare as only the most dedicated players who put in over 100 hours will have a chance of obtaining them.
Now, you’re probably wondering how to earn experience points, so let’s go over that next.
Earning experience points
Experience points (XP) can be earned in a variety of ways in Valorant, with the main way being, well, just playing the game. Every game mode gives some amount of XP, with the exception of Practice Mode and Custom Games, as outlined below:
- Unrated: 100XP per round, plus an additional 200XP per round that is won.
- Competitive: 100XP per round, plus an additional 200XP per round that is won.
- Spike Rush: 1000XP per game, with no additional XP awarded for winning.
- Deathmatch: 900XP per game, with no additional XP awarded for winning.
- Snowball Fight: 750XP per game, plus an additional 150XP for winning.
- Escalation: 800XP per game, plus an additional 200XP for winning.
- Replication: 100XP per round, plus an additional 200XP per round that is won.
The other way to earn XP is by completing daily and weekly missions. These missions can require you to do a range of things, but some examples include getting headshots, collecting ultimate orbs, or using your ultimate ability a certain number of times.
2 daily missions are available each day and remain active for 24 hours before resetting. These missions grant a set amount of 2000XP each for completion and are unique to you, meaning you’re unlikely to have the exact same ones as your friends.
When it comes to weekly missions, you get 3 per week, and they remain available until completed. New missions are introduced each week, but they pile up rather than overwriting your existing ones, giving you the chance to catch up if you fall behind. Weekly missions are also the same for all players and grant increasing amounts of XP as the weeks go on in each act.
Free vs. premium
Like most Battle Passes, the Valorant Battle Pass offers both a free and premium version. The latter naturally offers more exclusive items.
In the premium version, you get a new item at each tier of the pass, but in the free version, you only get items every 5 tiers. Players that purchase premium will also get the free version items.
So, how do you unlock the Premium Battle Pass? Well, it costs 1000 Valorant Points (VP), which can only be obtained by spending real money. If you’re looking for ways to scratch up some real cash, there are numerous apps that will pay you to play games.
But for those of you in the United States, 1000VP will cost you $9.99 – this price will vary depending on your region. VP can also be spent to unlock tiers of the pass without playing, but at 300VP a pop, it’s quite expensive to do so.
Getting the Battle Pass is by far the cheapest way to get new cosmetics in Valorant, so if you’re looking to get yourself some cool skins, gun buddies, sprays, and player cards without breaking your bank, then definitely consider getting it. You’ll even get a 3% XP boost with the Valorant Battle Pass, letting you unlock items faster than before!
Epilogue and bonus tiers
As of Episode 01: Ignition: Act 3, every pass has an epilogue at the end of it that players can only access after reaching tier 50. This epilogue features the final 5 tiers, which can be completed exclusively by earning XP, meaning players can’t spend VP on them.
The best part, though, is that the epilogue is free to all players! That’s right, even if you don’t purchase the Premium Battle Pass, you can still get all the super rare rewards from the epilogue if you’re dedicated enough. These rewards include Radianite Points as well as gold variants of cosmetic items from earlier in the pass. Pretty awesome, right?
Frequently asked questions
We’ve covered a lot, but there may be a few gaps, so to close out our overview of the Valorant Battle Pass, let’s go over some frequently asked questions.
Unfortunately, no. Once an Act ends and a pass gets replaced, all of the old cosmetic items become no longer obtainable.
Yes! Upon buying the pass, you’ll retroactively obtain all the rewards you would have gotten if you bought the pass from the start.
As you progress through the tiers, more XP will be required to complete them. Completing Tier 2 requires 2000XP, and the amount then increases by 750XP for each tier.
Unfortunately, no. You can buy your way through the tiers using VP, as mentioned earlier, but there’s no way to just get specific items.
Wrapping up the Valorant Battle Pass
There you have it, our complete overview of the Valorant Battle Pass. We hope you’ve learned something new, and hey, maybe now you even feel convinced to get the pass for yourself? It’s an absolute steal for the amount of stuff you get, so it’s definitely worth considering.
Thanks for reading!