Valorant: How to Get Free Skins

Valorant is a free-to-play, team-based tactical first-person shooter developed by Riot games. Riot first announced the game in October 2019, under the codename Project A. They later launched a closed beta with limited access on April 7, 2020. The game was finally released on June 2, 2020.

Set in the near future, it comes with super-powered agents and multiple weapons of choice. In the main game mode, there are 24 rounds, and the player can choose either to be on the attacking or defending team. A team must win 13 rounds to win the game. 

Riot, the developer of League of Legends, is gaining a large following for its new launch. It has been compared to Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Valorant is equipped with skins that can be purchased or obtained for free. Read on to learn how to get free skins in Valorant.

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Valorant Skins

Valorant offers a wide variety of weapon skins. They do have many character skins currently, but it makes sense to have weapon skins in a first-person shooter, as you spend a lot of time looking at your weapons. 

Weapon skins enable you to customize your guns. It can change the way the gun looks, also adding animations, visual effects, and audio. However, it does not change the gameplay. Though the characteristics of the weapon change, it will not give any positive or negative advantages to the player. 

Riot has also announced a set of skins called the Elderflame line set to release in July. It is super expensive and can literally turn your gun into a dragon. While Elderflame, is still out of reach, there are many great skins that players can get on Valorant, and here is how you can get them for free. 

Battle Pass Tiers 

You can buy a battle pass for Episode 1 with 1000 Valorant points ($10). This pass will give you 12 gun skins and 1 knife skin. 

The pass lets the player earn 130 Radianite points which can be used to purchase weapon skins. Riot also offers a free battle pass. With this pass, the players can obtain rewards, such as sprays, titles, and eventually a free weapon skin. 


Players receive XP and rewards upon completion of contracts. The XP earned can then be used to unlock content. Each player is given 2 contract slots. The first slot is an onboarding pass or an Agent Contract. 

The onboarding pass comes with 10 tiers. Upon completing the onboarding pass, the player can unlock any 2 Agents of his choice and start earning rewards specific to the agent, including gun skins. 

Slot 2 is the battle pass, also called the Story Contract. The players can earn rewards like gun skins and others by completing this contract.

Rewards and Radianite Points

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There are various challenges put out in the game to players on a daily and weekly basis. Upon completing these challenges and objectives, the player can receive rewards, points, and often free skins

And as the player progresses in the game he will keep collecting Valorant Points and Radianite Points. These work like currency in the Valorant game and one can use these points to buy skins at the Valorant store. 

The Bottom Line

Valorant is a thrilling first-person multiplayer shooter that has taken the world by storm. The more you play the game, the more chances you have of getting free skins. 

By quickly completing contracts and challenges, unlocking agents, winning rewards, one can get many free skins to further enhance and customize their experience of the game!