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Valorant Episode 3: Act 1 – All You Need To Know

Valorant recently celebrated its 1st anniversary on June 2nd, during which time it was recorded to have 16 million active players. These impressive figures are only bound to soar with the onset of the new Valorant Episode 3: Act 1.

Valorant Episode 3: Act 1

The new valorant update is bound to contain a new battle pass, a special event pass, an exciting bundle, and several nerfs and buffs to its agents, along with some changes to the game’s economy. Besides this, the valorant news of the town is booming with the expected arrival of a new agent, new gun skins, and much more!

Valorant YR1 Event Pass

Firstly, the new battlepass will also distribute bonus rewards to the valorant players for playing with friends during the Valorant Year One Event, which begins on June 22nd and lasts until August 24th. Expect to gain the following rewards based on the number of valorant players in a party:

Valorant Episode 3
  • Party of 1: 0% Bonus XP
  • Party of 2: 8% Bonus XP
  • Party of 3: 12% Bonus XP
  • Party of 4: 16% Bonus XP
  • Party of 5: 20% Bonus XP

The Event pass additionally offers the following in-game rewards to the valorant players:

Valorant Episode 3: Act 1
  • EP 3 Reflection Card
  • Year One Card
  • “YR1” Title
  • “Year One” Title
  • Year One Gun Buddy
  • 20 Radianite Points

Valorant Give Back Bundle

Valorant Episode 3: Act 1

The valorant players’ community has been actively participating in various polls, discussions, fan art festivals, and contests hosted by the Riot Games during the previous year, with numerous entries voting for the valorant player-favorite skins, other battlepass items, and much more.

The Give Back bundle is a good example among the many instances where the developers are receptive to the wishes of the game’s players. By offering community favored items in the bundle, as voted by them, it is another way the creators of valorant are reciprocating their appreciation and gratitude to the community.

Reportedly, 50% of the gross amount obtained from the sale of these bundles will go towards Riot Games Social Impact Fund in partnership with Impact Assets. The total cost of the bundle is stated to be at 6,382 VP.

The list of Valorant Give Back Bundle items are as follows:

Valorant Episode 3: Act 1
  • Reaver Sheriff (Available in Default + 3 Color Variants & Base, VFX, Animation & Finisher Upgrades)
  • VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 Spectre
  • Reaver Vandal (Available in Default + 3 Color Variants & Base + VFX, Animation & Finisher Upgrades)
  • Ion Operator (Available in Base + VFX, Animation & Finisher Upgrades)
Valorant Episode 3: Act 1

Besides these gun skins, the Valorant Give Back Bundle will also contain the following cosmetic items:

Valorant Episode 3: Act 1
  • Give Back Gun Buddy
  • Give Back Card
  • Give Back Spray

All About Valorant Episode 3: Act 1 – Battlepass

The valorant players are in for a delight again with the new valorant battle pass bringing exciting valorant skins, player cards, titles, sprays, and gun buddies. Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 is already released on June 22nd on all server regions whose end date will be August 24th.

As per the previous game system, the valorant players will have to complete various types of missions for XP after the new Episode’s release to advance their valorant rank and obtain new skins, game items, etc. However, those items will only be available after purchasing the valorant battlepass, costing 1000 VP.

Read More: How to Rank Up in Valorant Game?

Valorant Battlepass Episode 3: Act 1 Gun Skins Bundles

The new battlepass has arrived with three gun skin bundles. The foremost in them contains a depiction of the key art of agents Astra, Yoru, Killjoy, and Skye on the gun itself. The other two bundles are also listed as follows:

  • Jigsaw
    1. Ghost
    2. Judge
    3. Ares
    4. Guardian
Valorant Episode 3: Act 1
  • K/TAC
    1. Melee
    2. Vandal
    3. Bulldog
    4. Operator
    5. Sheriff
Valorant Episode 3: Act 1
  • Monarch
    1. Shorty
    2. Frenzy
    3. Bucky
    4. Marshall
Valorant Episode 3: Act 1

Valorant Battlepass Episode 3: Act 1 In-Game Cosmetic Items List

Besides getting the chance to obtain the earlier mentioned bundles of premium gun skins, valorant players still have plenty to gain from the Valorant Battlepass Episode 3: Act 1 in the form of more free and premium new gun buddies, sprays, player cards, and titles apart from Radianite points, of course.

Read More: Guide to Valorant Guns: Damage, Recoil and more

The various valorant in-game cosmetic items are listed below. A few are free, and you can unlock the rest after purchasing the current Valorant Battlepass. Still, even after making the purchase, completing the daily missions to gain XP points will be an unavoidable requirement to acquire either the paid or the free items.

For convenience, these items are listed based on their inclusion in the respective Tiers that you can surpass by advancing in the game by collecting more XP points.

  • Tier 1
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • K/Tac Sheriff
      • 2X Island Dream Side View K/Tac Buddy
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Feel The Rush Player Card
      • Jigsaw Ares
  • Free Items
    • Snowbirds Player Card
    • Cracked Title
  • Tier 2
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Pump Action Spray
      • Cracked Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Naked OP Player Card
      • Monarch Shorty
  • Free Items
    • 2X Episode 3 Act 1 Buddy
  • Tier 3
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Save Player Card
      • Max Money Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • 2X One Direction Buddy
      • Jigsaw Judge
  • Free Items
    • 10X Radianite Points
    • No Breaks Title
  • Tier 4
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Monarch Bucky
      • Force Player Card
      • Sova Says Sorry Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • K/Tac Bulldog
  • Free Items
    • Greatly Increased? Spray
  • Tier 5
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Killjoy! I Choose You! Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • 2X Rubber Ducky Buddy
      • Hardstuck Spray
      • K/Tac Vandal
  • Free Items
    • Dropoff Player Card
    • 10X Radianite Points
  • Tier 6
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • No Pen Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Surprised Spray
      • KAY/O Player Card
      • Monarch Frenzy
  • Free Items
    • 2X Icy Crate Buddy
  • Tier 7
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Best for Last Schema Player Card
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • 2X K/Tac Buddy
      • No Guardian Spray
      • Jigsaw Guardian
  • Free Items
    • 10X Radianite Points
    • Salty Title
  • Tier 8
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Sand Sculpture Spray
      • 2X Island Dreams Buddy
      • Roti Boatie Player Card
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Monarch Marshal
  • Free Items
    • Greatly Decreased? Spray
  • Tier 9
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Testing Grounds Player Card
      • Kick or Clutch Spray
      • Too Heavy Spray
      • K/Tac Operator
  • Free Items
    • 2X The Key to Ancient Mysteries Buddy
  • Tier 10
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Sands of Time Spray
      • 2X Salmon Nigiri Buddy
      • From the Ashes Player Card
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • K/Tac Melee
  • Free Items
    • Jigsaw Ghost
    • Cosmic Connections Player Card
  • Epilogue
    • Premium Battlepass Items
      • Epilogue: Cracked Spray
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • 10X Radianite Points
      • Epilogue: Naked Op Gold Player Card

Valorant Episode 3: Act 2 Timeline

The new Valorant Act 1 from Episode 3 is marked to end on August 24th, following the previously long-established nine-week pattern per Episode Act. Thus, all of the valorant free in-game items and premium items will cease to exist in their respective tiers after the mentioned date, so hurry and beat the trigger to rank up!

Following the culmination of Act 1, it is expected that the subsequent acts from Valorant Episode 3 will begin and terminate on the respective dates provided below:

  • Valorant Episode 3 duration: June 22nd – January 11th
    • Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 : June 22nd – August 24th
    • Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 : August 24th – October 19th
    • Valorant Episode 3 Act 3 : October 19th – January 11th

Note: The provided dates are obtained from the leaks submitted by a Twitter user named Floxayyy. He has previously shared other leaks regarding Valorant, including introducing a new valorant agent KAY/O and recently submitted another piece of information regarding releasing a new valorant agent (after KAY/O). Read more about it by clicking this link.

Read More: Valorant Agents: Versatile yet Legendary FPS Characters

The Takeaway

Alongside the addition to the new in-game items, the Valorant Episode 3: Act 1 will also feature several game updates. Those updates include changes regarding the use of player abilities, currency management, and many other details. You can find all of it and read more about it on our Complete 3.0 Patch Notes page by clicking this link.

Valorant is currently enjoying wide popularity across the globe that seems to dwindle no time soon. It can be attributed greatly to the game developers periodically adding new maps, agents, features, etc. By adding these improvements and closely monitoring the game via the Valorant vanguard anti-cheat system,  Riot games Inc is determined to improve the overall gameplay experience and is further looking forward to setting up a positive game environment for gaming women by hosting regional and international championships and competitions.

Please read all about it here and have a fun time clutching and earning aces in your different game modes like competitive, unranked, deathmatch, etc. Happy Gaming!

Read More: How to Download Valorant for Windows PC?

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