Everything there is to know about all the ultra edition skins that have been released so far in VALORANT.
As Valorant is a free-to-play tactical shooter, Riot Games opted to use the “freemium” model to monetize the game. As a result, paid skins play a significant role in Riot’s ability to keep the whole operation running.
Ultra Edition skins are top-tier reactive skins that players can purchase in Valorant using VP(Valorant Points). Also, these skins are upgradeable using Radianite points to unlock even more color variations, sound effects, and VFX. These effects range from basic lighting effects to full-fledged animations.
- How many tiers of skins are in Valorant?
- How many ultra edition skins are there in Valorant?
- Ultra Edition Skins
- Ultra Edition skin Price:
- How to buy Ultra Edition skins:
- Do Ultra Edition skins go on sale?
- Upcoming Ultra Edition Skins
How many tiers of skins are 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“. And among them, the ultra edition skins are by far the most unique-looking cosmetic items in any online FPS game.
Also, the pricing of each edition of skins varies drastically from Select to Ultra.
How many ultra edition skins are there in Valorant?
In 2022, there are only two ultra edition skins in VALORANT. Riot Games has finally released a sequel to the Elderflame bundle.
Ultra Edition Skins
Elderflame(Can be upgraded using RP)
- Frenzy (2475 VP)
- Judge (2475 VP)
- Operator (2475 VP)
- Vandal (2475 VP)
- Melee ((4950 VP)
The Elderflame skin bundle was first announced back in 2020, following the global release of Valorant. Riot went all out with their first “Ultra” edition skin as they transformed a living breathing dragon into a skin line.
It looked as if these skins had a personality of their own. Keeping in line with other skins, the Elderflame bundle had upgrades for cool effects as well as four unique color variants like Red with subtle blue highlights, the default grey & orange, a mixture of blue & red, and lastly, a dark variant with purple highlights.
Protocol 781-A(Can be upgraded using RP)
- Sheriff (2475 VP)
- Bulldog (2475 VP)
- Spectre (2475 VP)
- Phantom (2475 VP)
- Melee (4950 VP)
Riot finally released a second ultra edition skin in VALORANT called the Protocol 781-A. As this is an ultra edition skin, Riot went out of its way to make something that feels unique. Even though there are plenty of skins in VALORANT with a futuristic design theme, the release of Protocol 781-A Riot pushed the boundary once again on how much you can do with a weapon skin.
At its core, Protocol 781-A features a dystopian cyberpunk design. On top of that, this skin line features unique voice lines as a fifth upgrade level to make it stand out from other exclusive and premium edition skins.
Like the Elderflame bundle, Protocol 781-A features four different color variants that can be upgraded using Radianite points.
Ultra Edition skin Price:
The release of the first ultra edition skin line was a bit controversial since a single skin from this bundle would cost around 2475 VP and 9900 VP for the full bundle. Meaning this “Ultra” bundle has an eye-watering 100$ price tag. But if you want to upgrade everything to the max using Radianite points then the whole bundle would cost around 292$. So, expect similar pricing for all future ultra edition skins.
How to buy Ultra Edition skins:
Unfortunately, the Elderflame bundle, which is currently the only Ultra Edition skin, can’t be bought as a whole bundle anymore. Riot usually releases a skin bundle as a whole set. And they stay in the digital store for 2 weeks. After that time, the bundle can’t be purchased as a whole skin set anymore.
The only way to get a hold of these ultra skins is to wait for each individual Ultra skin to arrive in your in-game store’s rotating shop, which usually features four unique skins from past bundles. And the store rotates every 24 hours.
So, if you somehow managed to get lucky and the RNG God blessed you with an Ultra skin, go to the store and claim that using Valorant points. Also, you can use Radianite points to unlock additional custom sound effects, animations, color variations, and finishers.
Do Ultra Edition skins go on sale?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase Ultra Edition skins at discounts via the Night Market as they do not spawn in that store due to store policy.
Upcoming Ultra Edition Skins
There has been no new update regarding any upcoming Ultra Edition skin set, as of writing. Since Ultra Edition represents the best of the best from Riot Games, they require a lot of R&D to get right.
As the first one blew players’ minds regarding what a skin set can be, it will be a challenging task ahead for the dev team at Riot to keep on releasing amusing ultra edition skins.