Best Player Cards in VALORANT 2022

In VALORANT, Player cards are cosmetic images that appear as a background image on their accounts. Here we will be ranking the best player cards from worst to best.

Player Cards are a cosmetic item in VALORANT, and they can affect your display background in different ways. The player portraits are displayed in three different ways: as a portrait image in the lobby, as a horizontal banner on the loading screen as well as on the kill cam, and as an avatar that is shown in the leaderboards. Most player cards have an image ranging from simple agent drawings to memes to full-blown animated ones.

This article will discuss all the Player Cards released in the game so far, the ways you can obtain Player Cards, including free methods, and finally, our top 10 best VALORANT Player Card rankings.

How to obtain Player Cards in VALORANT?

The main source of obtaining Player Cards is through the battle pass system, where the devs add an assortment of unique player cards with every act. You can also get a few of these as a part of end-of-tier bonuses for free without needing to purchase the battle pass or get several of them when you purchase the premium battle pass. The next way is by purchasing weapon bundles. When you buy the full collection, you get extra goodies such as a Spray, a player card, and a gun buddy.

The third way is also fully free, which is obtaining Player cards from Agent contracts. You can unlock cool player cards related to their respective agents. This does require a bit of grinding, but these player cards can be obtained entirely for free by anyone. You can get two from each agent contract, one at tier 2 and one at tier 9. Lastly, you can get player cards from promotional or limited-time events. These can range from Amazon Prime gaming bonuses, rewards for watching streams, mini-events, etc. So to summarize, here is how you can obtain Player cards in VALORANT.

  • Battle pass rewards (Both free and premium)
  • Weapon Bundle bonus rewards
  • Agent Contracts
  • Limited time/Promotional offers

All the Player Cards in VALORANT

So far, there have been 274 different Player Cards released in VALORANT. These incorporate everything from Agent artwork, memes, themes, Riot events, and much more. So let’s take a quick glance at all of them and then proceed to our top 10 at the end.

Agent Contract Player Cards

Reaching tier 2 and tier 9 of every agent’s contract unlocks a Player card each. The first one is pretty basic with only the agent itself and the second one is a better one related to their origin or story. These player cards are tied directly to the agent you unlock them for. This is also the only reliable way to get player cards for free, as they are permanently available to unlock at any time. Here are all the Player cards you can obtain for free via the Agent Contracts:

  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Fade
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Fade
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Astra
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Astra
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Breach
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Breach
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Brimstone
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Brimstone
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Chamber
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Chamber
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Cypher
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Cypher
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Jett
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Jett
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Kay/O
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Kay/O
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Killjoy
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Killjoy
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Neon
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Neon
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Omen
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Omen
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Phoenix
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Phoenix
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Raze
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Raze
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Reyna
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Reyna
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Sage
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Sage
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Skye
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Skye
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Sova
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Sova
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Viper
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Viper
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Yoru
  • Valorant Agent Contract Player Card: Yoru

Battle Pass Player Cards

As previously mentioned, this is where you can get the most Player cards. Battle passes are the best source to get a wide variety of unique player cards. Here are all the Player cards you can get from each battle pass:

  • Player Card Episode 1 Act 1
  • Player Banner Episode 1 Act 1
  • Player Avatar Episode 1 Act 1
  • Player Card Episode 1 Act 2
  • Player Banner Episode 1 Act 2
  • Player Avatar Episode 1 Act 2
  • Player Card Episode 1 Act 3
  • Player Banner Episode 1 Act 3
  • Player Avatar Episode 1 Act 3
  • Player Card Episode 2 Act 1
  • Player Banner Episode 2 Act 1
  • Player Avatar Episode 2 Act 1
  • Player Card Episode 2 Act 2
  • Player Banner Episode 2 Act 2
  • Player Avatar Episode 2 Act 2
  • Player Card Episode 2 Act 3
  • Player Banner Episode 2 Act 3
  • Player Avatar Episode 2 Act 3
  • Player Card Episode 3 Act 1
  • Player Banner Episode 3 Act 1
  • Player Avatar Episode 3 Act 1
  • Player Card Episode 3 Act 2
  • Player Banner Episode 3 Act 2
  • Player Avatar Episode 3 Act 2
  • Player Card Episode 3 Act 3
  • Player Banner Episode 3 Act 3
  • Player Avatar Episode 3 Act 3
  • Player Card Episode 4 Act 1
  • Player Banner Episode 4 Act 1
  • Player Avatar Episode 4 Act 1
  • Player Card Episode 4 Act 2
  • Player Banner Episode 4 Act 2
  • Player Avatar Episode 4 Act 2
  • Player Card Episode 4 Act 3
  • Player Banner Episode 4 Act 3
  • Player Avatar Episode 4 Act 3 - Image via Valorant Fandom

Other Battle passes

On special occasions, Riot incorporates mini-events in VALORANT, where you can play the game to unlock a variety of rewards. These battle passes are completely free and available only for a limited time. Here are the Player cards you can obtain in this way:

  • Arcane Embrace Card, obtained from reaching tier 6 in the RiotX Arcane battle pass
  • Welcome to the Undercity Card, obtained from reaching tier 2 in the RiotX Arcane battle pass
  • EP3 // Reflection Card, obtained from reaching tier 4 in the YR1 Anniversary battle pass
  • Wishing you Happiness Card, obtained from reaching tier 7 in the Lunar Celebration event battle pass
  • Year One Card, obtained from reaching tier 1 in the YR1 Anniversary battle pass

Weapon Collection Bundle Player Cards

Now we get to the more premium lineup of Player cards. These are a part of the weapon collections and can either be purchased separately for 375VP or obtained with the purchase of the bundle. When you buy the full bundle, you get the Player card (as well as other goodies) completely for free. The Player card in the Give Back collection was the most expensive so far, coming in at 775VP.

Every weapon collection comes with at least one Player Card with Champions 2021, Doodle Buds, Team Ace, Tethered Realms, and the VALORANT Go! series coming with multiple Player cards. Since these are premium player cards, not only do they look good, some even have animations and cool effects surrounding them. Here are all the Player cards you can obtain as a part of skin bundles in VALORANT:

  • All the premium VALORANT Player cards obtainable via purchasing separately or obtained free from the the purchase of the full skin bundle
  • All the premium VALORANT Player cards obtainable via purchasing separately or obtained free from the the purchase of the full skin bundle

Code redemption Player Cards

For a limited time, you could enter a code from VALORANT’s code redemption site and get a player card for free. It was to celebrate the release of a new animated short, DUALITY. During the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavik Grand Finals, it was released. All existing accounts were also given this card on June 7, 2021

Code redeemable Player card, DUALITY

Miscellaneous Player Card Rewards in VALORANT

Besides the above-mentioned Player cards, you can also obtain a few more of them through special rewards and challenges. They are listed below:

  • Miscellaneous Player cards in VALORANT and how to obtain them

Besides these, a selection of Player cards celebrating Pride month are also available, which can be redeemed in June of every year.

Top 10 Best Player Cards in VALORANT

Now with all that out of the way, we have gathered a list of our favorite Player cards, and we will also be ranking them from good to best.

10. Unstoppable // Reyna Player Card

Unstoppable // Reyna Player Card
Unstoppable // Reyna Player Card

How to Obtain: Tier 17, Episode 3 Act 2 Battle pass reward.

9. Living the Nightmare Player Card

Living the Nightmare Player Card
Living the Nightmare Player Card

How to Obtain: Episode 3 Act 3 Battle pass reward.

8. Epilogue: Mementos Pt.1 Player Card

Epilogue: Mementos Pt.1 Player Card
Epilogue: Mementos Pt.1 Player Card

How to Obtain: Episode 2 Act 3 Battle pass reward.

7. Valorant Go! Vol.1 and Vol.2 Player Cards

  • Valorant Go! Player cards

Some of the best-looking character-based player cards that every main must have. We liked the Vol.1 art style more than Vol.2 as it was closer to the original VALORANT art style, while the second volume leaned too much towards an anime style, which some people might prefer.

How to Obtain: Free items with the purchase of VALORANT Go! Vol.1 or Vol.2 bundles or buy separately for 375VP each.

6. Glitchpop Player Card

Glitchpop Player Card
Glitchpop Player Card

For those who love the Cyberpunk aesthetic.

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Glitchpop bundle or buy separately for 375VP.

5. SPECTRUM Player Card

SPECTRUM Player Card
SPECTRUM Player Card

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the SPECTRUM bundle or buy separately for 375VP.

4. Elderflame Player Card

Elderflame Player Card
Elderflame Player Card

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Elderflame bundle or buy separately for 375VP.

3. RGX 11Z PRO, Ep4 Player Card

RGX 11Z PRO, Ep4 Player Card
RGX 11Z PRO, Ep4 Player Card

This is also the first player card to incorporate animations. A full array of RGB lights glow up this player card.

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the RGX Pro 2 bundle or buy separately for 375VP.

2. Reaver Player Card

Reaver Player Card
Reaver Player Card

This is an epic player card that also gives some insight into the backstory of the origin of the Reaver weapons. Here it shows a Reaver knife being enchanted with the souls of the damned.

How to Obtain: Free items with the purchase of the Reaver bundle or buy each separately for 375VP.

1. Sovereign Player Card

Finally, we have our #1 pick, and it’s none other than the Sovereign Player Card. The winged knight in shining armor definitely takes its much-deserved spot as the best Player card released in VALORANT so far.

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Sovereign bundle or buy separately for 375VP.

So this wraps it up for the 10 best Player Cards in VALORANT. Note that this list is purely subjective, so the rankings might not reflect your own choices.

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