Are Valorant Skins Worth It?
Are Valorant skins worth it? This question is quite subjective and heavily opinionated by people. While everything written will be through my perspective, there will also be details on how the store works, how much Valorant skins cost, how to buy Valorant skins and the types of weapon skins available.
What are the different in-game currencies in Valorant
Valorant has two different in-game currencies available, which are Radianite Points and Valorant Points. Valorant skin prices use the Valorant Points currency while Radianite Points are used to unlock different variants or styles for specific skins. Some skins also have VFXs and finisher animations that are unlocked with Radianite Points.
How to get Radianite Points
In order to get Radianite Points, you have to grind out games and finish the Valorant agent tiers in their contract. All Valorant agent contracts have Radianite Points to unlock and can be quite long and tedious to farm.
The Valorant Battle Pass or the story contract is another way to grind out Radianite Points. Whether with the free or the premium story contract, both will have unlockable Radianite Points at certain tiers.
You can also purchase Radianite Points with Valorant Points. The exchange rate for these are the following:
- 20 Radianite Points for 1600 Valorant Points
- 40 Radianite Points for 2800 Valorant Points
- 80 Radianite Points for 4800 Valorant Points
As always, the last tier in every currency shop will have the most value but also happens to be the most expensive one. It would be wise to do so if you are planning on buying future skins that have not been released yet.
How to get Valorant Points
Valorant Points are the more premium currency that are used to buy the actual weapon skins in the store. The only way to get Valorant Points is through real money. The prices will vary depending on the region your account is based in. The prices for the US store are as follows:
- 475 Valorant Points for $4.99.
- 1000 Valorant Points for $9.99.
- 2050 Valorant Points for $19.99.
- 3650 Valorant Points for $34.99.
- 5350 Valorant Points for $49.99.
- 11000 Valorant Points for $99.99.
Again, you can get more extra Valorant Points if you purchase the most expensive one. Purchase it only if you are looking to buy more skins in the future as well.
How to Buy Valorant Skins?
To buy Valorant skins, you should open the game first. There will be ‘Store’ tab on the top of your screen in the main menu. Once you click the store, there will only be a total of 5 things to purchase.
The first one is the featured one and will most likely be a bundle. These featured items or collections usually last for more than a week.
If you want to purchase skins separately from the bundle, you have to click the collection first and navigate through the items in the bundle. They will all have separate prices when selected and will definitely cost more if bought individually.
You can select all the skins that you want to purchase and if it goes below the bundled cost, you can opt to buy it individually.
How Much Are Valorant Skins?
The Elderflame collection costs around 9,900 Valorant Points. Most bundled collections cost the same and will require you to purchase the 11,000 Valorant Points for $99.99. This will not give you room to purchase Radianite Points to unlock some of its features such as VFX, styles and finishers as the cheapest Radianite Points costs 1,600 Valorant Points.
By purchasing them separately from the bundle, the skins in the collection are bought at 2,475 Valorant Points for each weapon skin except for the knife. You can choose the skins you want from the collection and purchase the corresponding Valorant Points needed.
Do not worry about missing out on some items in the bundles as the skins can still go through the specific weapon offers that refreshes daily. These cost the same unless Riot choose to give discounts in the future.
Contains Classic, Spectre, Phantom, Vandal and Marshal skins. Each for 1,275 Valorant Points.
Contains Sheriff, Bulldog and Operator skins. Each for 875 Valorant Points.
Contains Classic and Tactical Knife skin. Each costs 1,275 and 2,550 Valorant Points respectively.
Contains Ghost, Spectre, Ares, Phantom, Tactical Knife and Operator skins. Each costs 1,275 Valorant Points and 2,550 Valorant Points for the knife.
Contains Sheriff, Vandal, Operator and Tactical Knife. Each costs 1,775 Valorant Points and 3,550 Valorant Points for the knife.
Contains Ghost, Judge, Spectre, Vandal, Operator and Tactical Knife. Each costs 875 Valorant Points and 1,750 Valorant Points for the knife.
Contains Classic, Spectre, Guardian, Vandal and Tactical Knife. Each costs 1,775 Valorant Points and 3,550 Valorant Points for the knife.
Contains Frenzy, Judge, Vandal, Operator and Tactical Knife. Each costs 2,475 Valorant Points and 4,950 Valorant Points for the knife.
Are Valorant Skins Worth It?
Purchasing Valorant skins are one way to support the developers for their good job with the game. Valorant is a free game after all. If you are happy with the game and feel like you would play this game for a long time, these skins are definitely worth it. The number of skins you purchase will depend on what your wallet can handle.
If you only have a limited amount of money to spend, I suggest buying a gun you frequently use, as other weapon skins are pointless if you do not really use them. The skins that have more value will be the pistols that you use, the Phantom or the Vandal, the Operator and the knife. These are the most used weapons in the game and you should take this into account when buying weapon skins.
You cannot sell these skins after purchasing as you can with most multiplayer games on Steam, and selling accounts with skins are against Riot’s Terms of Service. You can get banned from both selling and buying accounts.