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Valorant's Episodes Acts and Battlepass - explained

Published: 21:18, 02 June 2020
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Valorant - Phoenix
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Valorant's own David ‘Milkcow’ Cole - a designer working on some of the progression systems in the game shared a post where he details the new Episode, Act and Battlepass system.

David ‘Milkcow’ Cole, a designer working on some of the progression systems in Valorant recently shared a post describing the game's new Battlepass system.

He started by giving a battlepass summary which revealed that there is no pay to win mechanics in Valorant - if you purchase the Premium version of the Battlepass, you will simply get more rewards. 

Cole explained that people that don’t opt-in to the Premium Battlepass will still be able to earn the rewards that memorialise their participation during the Battlepass' duration. 

The Valorant Battlepass

Cole explained the Battlepass system further by comparing Valorant's launch day to the start of Episode 1. Each Episode will include Acts, and for every Act, the players will get a new Battlepass.

Acts will last for about two months and their Battlepasses will expire when they do.

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The Act I Valorant Battlepass will have 50 tiers open for a limited time with a free and Premium path. It will be active alongside your chosen Character contract, and they will progress simultaneously based on the XP you earn from Missions and matches.

The Battlepass itself will be broken up into 10 Chapters, where each Chapter contains 5 Premium tiers and rewards a free Chapter completion reward when unlocked. 

Once a Chapter is completed, you’ll earn the Free Chapter Completion Rewards and move on to the next Chapter.

You can progress through all 10 Chapters without going Premium, though you won’t unlock the 5 items within the Premium tiers. You can always go Premium and retroactively unlock the rewards you earned while on the free path.

Cole also gave an example of the rewards we'll see in Valorant and they range from Weapon skins and Player Cards to Gun Buddies, Sprays, and Titles.

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