Riot Games has just released Valorant into closed beta, with the first-person shooter already boasting over 1 million viewers on Twitch. The game features Valorant Points (VP) as its in-game microtransaction currency. Players will use these to purchase cosmetics for weapons and to unlock other content for characters.
Similar to how Riot Points work in the multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends, players can only purchase these points using real-world currency.
There are currently six VP options available in the game:
- 475 VP for $4.99
- 1000 VP for $9.99
- 2050 VP for $19.99
- 3650 VP for $34.99
- 5350 VP for $49.99
- 11000 VP for $99.99
Valorant also has several cosmetic skins, content bundles, and character unlocks already available for players to purchase. This ranges from 200 Valorant Points for a character unlock to over 5000 for the Reaver Bundle.
Bonus Points for beta spending
With the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the developer stated in a video that QA testers and infrastructure have been faced with minor delays. While the Valorant closed beta will still proceed in regions like the United States, Canada, and Europe, the performance may not be up to standards. As such, Riot Games is compensating players that decide to purchase and spend their Valorant Points during the closed beta.
“At full launch, we will give you all of your VALORANT Points back, with an additional 20% bonus as a thanks for engaging with our work-in-progress skins and store. Here’s an example: if you buy 10000 VALORANT Points during the closed beta, you will have 12000 VALORANT Points at launch,” wrote Jeff Landa, Communications Associate at Riot Games.
However, the post made a note to mention that the store and pricing details are also a work-in-progress. To keep up to date on all future chances to get a beta key, or for any and all news and updates on Valorant, stay tuned to Daily Esports.