Valorant developers have come up with free content drops for its players via several seasons. Although the 5v5 tactical FPS is free to play, Battle Passes and new seasons make way for the development team to earn money and push out even more content.
But, these content drops in Valorant are not in the form of Seasons. Valorant receives a new Episode around every 6 or 7 months. These Episodes are divided into 3 Acts which last around 2 months each.
- Episode 1: Ignition
- Episode 2: Formation
- Episode 3: Reflection
|EPISODE - ACT||START DATE||END DATE|
|Episode 1 - Act 1||June 20, 2020||August 4, 2020|
|Episode 1 - Act 2||August 4, 2020||October 13, 2020|
|Episode 1 - Act 3||October 13, 2020||January 12, 2021|
|Episode 2 - Act 1||January 12, 2021||March 2, 2021|
|Episode 2 - Act 2||March 2, 2021||April 27, 2021|
|Episode 2 - Act 3||April 27, 2021||June 22, 2021|
|Episode 3 - Act 1||June 22, 2021||September 8, 2021|
|Episode 3 - Act 2||September 8, 2021||November 2, 2021|
|Episode 3 - Act 3||November 2, 2021||-|
Apart from these major content drops, there are some other minor festive events like the Year 1 Anniversary which took place on June 22, 2021. Free DLCs delivered to players include Battle Pass, new maps, new agents, and more.
The Battle Pass is a system by which players can support the Valorant team and receive rewards in-game. Battle Pass costs 1000 Valorant Points, which can be bought from the store. The rewards mainly include cosmetic items such as weapon skins, playercards, weapon charms (gun buddies), sprays, and radianite points.
The rewards are spread throughout the 50 Tiers of the Battle Pass. Players who do not wish to purchase the Battle Pass can also get certain limited gifts through progression.
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