Selling in-game cosmetics and weapon skins are common ways for developers to generate revenue. In the case of Riot, their offering is the VALORANT store, which is also the only way for the players to purchase weapon skins.
Riot has huge plans to mark the 1st anniversary of VALORANT’s official release. Some influencers in the VALORANT community have been receiving care packages from Riot too. Despite all these efforts, the regular players of the VALORANT community aren’t too happy about the current state of the skin store.
In a recent post ,Redditor Solareyez has made a self-explanatory overview of Riot’s ignorance with the VALORANT Store. Obviously, the skin store has failed to satisfy the common interest of the VALORANT player base. Even after offering special “Night Market” features, the skin store is still in need of a dire overhaul.
Solareyez mentioned that there are 180 weapon skins currently present in the game but the store is only designed to offer 4 skin slots per day. Consequently, in most cases, players have no choice but to wait for their favorite skin to somehow show up. According to Riot, there is no cycle behind the rotation of these weapon skins, meaning that none can predict when a specific skin will be available in the store.
This business model might be profitable for Riot; however, there aren’t any 3rd party marketplace to purchase VALORANT weapon skins. So the players are once again left with no decent options. Several other Redditors also fortified Solareyez’s statement by demanding a redesign of the store.
If Riot wants to bring some changes to the store, the first and foremost task would be to increase the number of slots. VALORANT Episode 3 will introduce a plethora of changes to the game. Unless Riot decides to step forward, it’s evident that players will repeatedly demand the overhaul of the skin store.