Everything there is to know about all the exclusive edition skins that have been released in Valorant so far in 2021.
Valorant is a free-to-play tactical shooter developed by the developers of League of Legends. Similar to League, Riot Games has adopted a “freemium” model to monetize the game. As such, Valorant has no barrier to entry since this is a free-to-play game.
Instead, players can choose to purchase skins, battle passes, and other in-game virtual items to customize their play session. And Riot Games has already stated that they don’t ever intend to sell powerups in Valorant has that may affect the competitive integrity of the game.
Among these skins, exclusive edition skins are quite special as they have additional sound and VFX that can be upgraded using in-game currencies. They are only behind the ultra edition of skins in Valorant in terms of status.
Table of contents
- How many tiers of skins are there in Valorant?
- How many exclusive edition skins are there in Valorant?
- Exclusive Edition Skins
- Exclusive Edition Skin Price
- How to buy Exclusive Edition skins:
- Do Exclusive Edition skins go on sale?
- Upcoming Exclusive Edition Skins
How many tiers of skins are there in Valorant?
In total, there are five different tiers of skins in Valorant like “Select Edition”, “Deluxe Edition”, “Premium Edition”, “Ultra Edition”, and “Exclusive Edition”. Among these skins, exclusive edition skins are quite unique as their price can vary based on their effects and exclusivity.
How many exclusive edition skins are there in Valorant?
Right now, in 2021, Valorant has released 6 exclusive edition skin bundles if we count Glitchpop 2.0 as an additional entry.
Exclusive Edition Skins
Glitchpop(Can be upgraded using RP)
The original Glitchpop skin bundle was the first exclusive edition skin set Riot Games ever released and it instantly became a massive hit among the Valorant community. This rainbow-colored unicorn-themed skin attracted Jinx mains from League of Legends.
From unique VFX effects to the rainbow explosive finisher, this skin line was tailor-made for players who prefer colorful skins. As this was an exclusive edition skin, it had other color variations that can be unlocked via Radianite points.
The Glitchpop 1.0 features 4 unique color variations like “purple with blue highlights”, “Dark blue and light pink”, “Red with black highlights” and lastly, “Gold with black and subtle red highlights”.
Glitchpop 2.0(Can be upgraded using RP)
Following the massive success of the original Glitchpop skin bundle in Valorant, Riot Games finally came up with a sequel in 2021. The 2.0 version of this skin line featured the same design language as the original bundle. As such, they only added weapon skins that were missing from the original release like Vandal and Phantom.
Glitchpop 2.0 features similar-looking VFX effects as its predecessor. Even the finisher is exactly the same. Since many players were complaining that the original line lacked popular weapons like Vandal, Phantom, and Operator, Riot decided to fill in the gaps by adding more Glitchpop skins and making the fanbase happy in the process.
Similar to the 1.0 version the sequel has four unique color variations like “purple with blue highlights”, “Dark blue and light pink”, “Red with black highlights” and lastly, “Gold with black and subtle red highlights”.
Singularity(Can be upgraded using RP)
Singularity skin bundle in Valorant was another masterstroke from the cosmetic team at Riot Games. They made a unique-looking skin-themed after the black hole. It features really distinct VFX and audio cues. Also, the weapon-equipped animation looks really cool in this skin line.
Unsurprisingly, the finisher animation literally sucks your opponents into a black hole. Similar to other exclusive skin bundles, the singularity bundle also featured four unique color variants like “purple”, “red”, “a mixture of blue and purple”, and lastly, “blue with gold highlights”.
BlastX(Can be upgraded using RP)
BlastX was a holiday-inspired nerf gun-themed skin bundle that instantly inflicted nostalgia among the Valorant player base. From its unique gift-wrapper finisher to weapon tracers that literally leave darts in the game world, Riot’s cosmetic department made an extra effort to make this skin line come alive.
As usual, this skin line also features four unique color variations. For example, “green and purple with subtle white highlights”, “black and blue with the light green highlight, “yellow and blue”, and lastly, “a mixture of purple and pink”.
Ruination(Can be upgraded using RP)
The Ruination skin line was the first direct collaboration between the League of Legends and Valorant teams at Riot Games. The Sentinels of Light event featured the conflict between the dark vs the light side in the League’s extended universe. And the Ruination bundle was representing the dark side during the limited-time event.
This skin line features Ruin king’s sword as a melee weapon. It also features a finisher straight out of a Sentilens of Light event cinematic. As with most other exclusive edition skins, this one also features four unique color variations. For example, “green”, “purple”, “blue”, and lastly “orange” variant.
Sentinels of Light(Can be upgraded using RP)
The Sentinels of Light skin bundle in Valorant was the other part of the whole Sentinels of Light event. If the Ruination represents darkness then the Sentinels of Light are the ally of the light side.
This skin line features finishers and animation that are in stark contrast to the previous skin line. While the Ruination finisher animation sends players to the dark side, the Sentinels of light’s finisher brings players back from the “Ruined” state. In short, it basically performs an exorcism.
As with most other exclusive edition skins, this one also features four unique color variations. like, “black with gold highlights”, “purple”, “light green and red”, and lastly a “blue” variant.
Exclusive Edition Skin Price
The exclusive edition of skin prices can vary depending on its exclusivity and the number of customization options the skin line features. Having said that, a typical exclusive edition skin bundle costs around 2175VP for each individual skin and 8700VP for the whole bundle. Unsurprisingly, they are really expensive skins. And if you want to upgrade these skins to their highest level using Radianite points expect to pay even more.
How to buy Exclusive Edition skins:
If you want to purchase exclusive edition skins in Valorant then you would have to buy them as a whole bundle as soon as they arrive in the Valorant’s digital store. Usually, each new bundle stays in the storefront for two weeks. Unfortunately, players can only purchase the full bundle within that time period.
However, there are two ways you can get your hands on past exclusive edition skins if you somehow missed your chance when they were available in the storefront. The first way is through the rotating skin shop which resides in the Valorant’s digital store.
In the rotating shop, the game client randomly offers 4 different skins from past bundles. And the store rotates every 24 hours. If you get lucky and see an exclusive edition of skin in that lineup, you can get buy that particular skin.
The second way to get previously released exclusive edition skin is through the Night Market that provides random discounts on 6 randomly selected skins ranging from Select to Ultra edition.
Do Exclusive Edition skins go on sale?
Yes, as mentioned earlier, exclusive edition skins in Valorant can go on sale via the Night Market. In short, Night Market provides randomly generated discounts on 6 randomly selected skins. If the RNG god is in your favor then you might catch exclusive edition skins on a sale.
Upcoming Exclusive Edition Skins
As of writing, there is no update on any future exclusive edition skin in Valorant. However, Riot tends to release multiple exclusive edition skins in a year. And since the start of 2021, Riot has already released 3 exclusive edition skin lines. There is a good chance they might release at least one more exclusive skin line this year.