Riot Games announced that June 2 will be the official worldwide release date for Valorant. With the closed beta coming to an end, it’s important to realize the changes coming to your account at launch. You will see changes to your Valorant points, Agent contracts, and beta rewards. The developers have been transparent about the changes coming to launch so that no player is confused when they log in on June 2.
Valorant’s developers have been clear that they wanted to reward players for buying skins during the closed beta. Riot Games explained this about the store and points at the beginning of the 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.” This means that any skins or contracts bought in closed beta won’t be in your collection at launch.
However, you’ll now have more Valorant points than ever before to buy those skins or contracts back. For example, if you bought 1,000 Valorant points during the beta, you will have 1,200 points at launch, 20% more than what you had bought.
At launch, all of the progress you’ve made towards any Agent contract will be set back to zero. If you’ve gained a weapon buddy, player card, or gun skin for a specific Agent, they will not be in your collection at launch. In March, Comms Associate Jeff Landa explained: “Valorant’s current gameplay state may very well change come launch, and it’s better that everyone’s progress begins at the same starting line.”
If you played Valorant during the closed beta, you were given a closed beta contract to progress. The progress you made for this contract won’t be erased at launch. Valorant wanted to recognize closed beta players by giving them five tiers of rewards. If you completed the contract the two titles, player cards, and weapon buddies are yours to keep forever. In addition to these rewards, Valorant is also giving anyone who watched Twitch streams an exclusive player card.
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