Valorant Elderflame Ultra Skin Set Will Cost $100

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Valorant Elderflame Ultra Skin Set Will Cost $100

Valorant Elderflame Ultra Skin Set Will Cost $100

Valorant, Riot’s CS-like tactical shooter, has just revealed its new line of Elderflame gun skins, which turn your weapons into fiery, roaring, wiggly dragons. They’re fully animated, swinging around to look at you after you get a kill, and you even reload them by politely handing over ammunition for them to consume. You’ll be able to grab the set from Friday but fair warning, it’ll set you back a whopping £100/$100.

 

Remember back in the long-ago days of yore, when everyone got angry because Bethesda was charging a couple of bucks for a suit of armor for your horse? The outrage was real, but as Tom pointed out last year, horse armor won and in case there was any doubt, you’ll soon be able to pay $100 for a pretend dragon you can shoot people with in Valorant.

There are five tiers for skins in Valorant Select, Deluxe, Premium, Ultra, and Exclusive. The Elderflame skins are part of the very first Ultra Edition set, with each skin costing 2475 VP (Valorant Points). Now, if you want to buy just one skin, the lowest amount of VP you can buy to afford one is 3650 for $35 over in the US, or 4000 for £35 here in the UK. Not ideal. If you fancy splashing out and getting all four skins in the bundle, however, it’s going to cost you $100/£100 to buy the largest amount of VP you can to get them.

But wait! There’s more! Skins also have “levels” that can be upgraded with Radianite, a different currency that can be earned through the battle pass (with more to grab if you have the premium pass) or purchased directly with VP through the in-game store. Upgrading weapon skin levels unlocks things like new effects, animations, and finishers like, possibly, the little snort the dragon does on reloads. The $100 gets you in the door, in other words, but if you want all the bells and whistles you could end up having to pay even more.

It’s pretty wild that a set of weapon skins costs as much as two videogames, especially one that to my eye looks like a knock-off of the Tibetan War Cannon from Clive Barker’s Undying.

(with more to grab if you have the premium pass) or purchased directly with VP through the in-game store. Upgrading weapon skin levels unlocks things like new effects, animations, and finishers like, possibly, the little snort the dragon does on reloads. The $100 gets you in the door, in other words, but if you want all the bells and whistles you could end up having to pay even more.

It’s pretty wild that a set of weapon skins costs as much as two videogames, especially one that to my eye looks like a knock-off of the Tibetan War Cannon from Clive Barker’s Undying.

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