After the release of Valorant’s 1.09 update this week, players will be granted access to buy particular variants of a weapon’s skins. This was confirmed by developer Riot Games during a question and answer portion where they were asked to answer a few questions from their community.
While other games like CSGO have already implemented weapon skins, Valorant is taking the feature a step further and allows players to transform their weapon’s skins with colorful variants and even add visual effects that are unique to each gun.
However, the developers explained that players will still have to invest time in order to unlock a few of the weapon’s skin animations. The good thing is the upcoming update will let players buy and unlock whatever color variant they want for weapons that they already own.
While some of the game’s rarer skins including the Elderflame, can turn weapons into dragons, other skins such as the Spline come with a set of color swaps that users can purchase independently. This is a great move from the developers since Valorant’s original weapon skins weren’t that exemplary, with some weapons even looking a lot like the ones from CSGO.
With the 1.09 update, Valorant is allowing players to invest their money on skins that are well-designed and alluring to the eye. While other games force players with randomly generated rewards, Valorant’s choose-your-own-look option is a breath of fresh air.
— GameRiv (@GamerivGames) September 10, 2020
Even weapon skins that thoroughly alter the looks of weapons and behavior will have unique color variations thus giving Valorant numerous customization options.
Aside from the ability to buy weapon skin variants, the developers explained a few more changes coming to the 1.09 update. These changes include:
- unique animation for flashbang effects to adapt to epileptic players
- ability to alter the weapon position from right hand to left and vice versa
- possibility of the game’s ranking system to count more than just damage
Valorant is currently still on 1.07 which means these updates are still a few weeks away. However, fans don’t need to worry since these changes will come sooner or later.