How to Get Free Skins in VALORANT 2023

Ashraful Abedin
By Ashraful Abedin
5 Min Read
Credit: Riot Games

If you’re new to the game or playing for a while and are sick of the default skins, you might be wondering if there was a way to get weapons skins for free. In this article, we aim to answer just that.

VALORANT is Riot Games’ first endeavor into the FPS genre. The game is popular not only for its gameplay but also for its exciting lore and visual elements. Despite its cartoonish appearance, VALORANT has captivated millions of gamers with its vivid and colorful maps, Agents, and weapons.

Your weapon is something that you spend a lot of time looking at, so if you’re spending a lot of time in this game, you might want to have something that looks different and unique from the default weapons. But if you cannot afford to purchase skins for Riots premium offerings, worry not, as you too can get cool skins for yourself absolutely free.

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What Free Weapon Skins You Can Get

Unfortunately, most of the secondary and primary weapons skins in the game need to be bought with VALORANT’s Premium currency, known as VP. This currency cannot be obtained for free in any method and needs to be purchased with real money.

However, you can obtain secondary weapon skins in VALROANT that you can obtain for free. Not only can you get a skin for every single pistol in the game, but you also have multiple skin options for each weapon. There are two main methods to obtain skins for free in the game as of now, and we will be discussing both in detail.

How to Get Free Skins in VALORANT

As previously stated, there are two ways to obtain free skins in the game. They are, however, extremely limited. In any case, we’ll go over the methods below so you can take advantage of the opportunity to obtain some nice-looking free skins in VALORANT.

Method 1: Agent Gear Skins

Agent Gears are a set of cosmetic items you can collect for every Agent for free. There are 10 tiers of items, meaning 10 items for each Agent, and at the very end, there’s always a secondary weapon waiting for you to unlock.

Previously, Agent Gear was known as Agent Contract. More or less, Agent Gear works the same as Agent Contract. However, in the Agent Contract, you had to activate a contract and earn a certain amount of XPs to level up through each tier. With Agent Gear, you need to use Kingdom Points to unlock through the Agent Gears.

After you earn a specific amount of Kingdom Points, you need to go to the specific Agent’s Gear section and navigate to the Chapter 2 page and you’ll see a pistol in Tier 10. If you have sufficient KC, you can just unlock that pistol, which’ll be yours to keep forever.

By following this method, you can unlock as many as 23 secondary weapons for free.

Method 2: Free Battle Pass Chapter Rewards

The Battle pass is one of the best ways to obtain a lot of cosmetic items, especially skins, at a low price. For example, you can get 13 different weapon skins, including a melee, making the Battle Pass the best value purchase in the game, coming in at only 1000 VP.

But the best part about the Battle Pass is that it also has a free route that can be progressed without purchasing the Battle Pass. When you complete tier 40, along with the premium rewards, you also get some free rewards, including a secondary weapon skin from one of the two skin collections in that battle pass.

Free Battle pass Chapter Rewards
Image: Episode 4 Act 3 Battle Pass completion reward – Coalition: Cobra Frenzy

Since the battle pass is progressed by accumulating enough XP to progress the tiers, the suggestions to complete it faster will be the same as previously mentioned. All you need to do is play the game and ensure that you complete the daily and weekly missions.

We hope this article was helpful, and now you, too, can own your very own shiny new weapon skin for absolutely free.

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Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin is a Esports writer at GameRiv. He has a rich background as a former professional CS:GO and Overwatch player. Transitioning from the competitive arena to the world of content creation, Sparta has become a pivotal source for gaming enthusiasts seeking the latest FPS news, comprehensive guides, and in-depth coverage of major tournaments, particularly focusing on Valorant and CS:GO. Not confined to FPS titles, Sparta delves into trending single-player AAA games, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on the gaming landscape. Join Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin on the exciting journey through gaming as he crafts informative and engaging content for GameRiv, connecting gamers to the heart of the industry.