Valorant is a free-to-play game with a GaaS (games as a service) business model. To monetize Valorant, Riot Games creates an assortment of incredible cosmetic items that players can buy using Valorant Points. This guide will explain Valorant Points, how to buy them, what they purchase, prices, and more.
Valorant Points are an in-game currency for purchasing cosmetic items, Radianite Points, and the Battle Pass. Players can buy Valorant Points in the in-game Store or with a prepaid gift card. Valorant Points come in packs, with bonus VP awarded for larger amounts.
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What are Valorant Points?
Valorant Points are an in-game currency for buying weapon skins and other cosmetic items. Since cosmetic items cannot be bought with real-world money in Valorant, players must first purchase Valorant Points to obtain the cosmetics they want.
Valorant Points (VP) can only be procured with real-world currency, unlike Radianite Points (RP), which can be earned in-game. Valorant Points are used to purchase Radianite Points, but not vice versa.
What do Valorant Points buy?
Valorant Points can be used to purchase various in-game items and cosmetics. Here’s a list of the things you can buy with Valorant Points:
- Weapon skins in the Store
- Collection bundles
- Night.Market discount items
- Player cards
- Player titles
- The Premium Battle Pass
- Premium Battle Pass tiers
- Agent contract tiers
- Radianite Points (RP)
How to buy Valorant Points
Let’s look at several methods players can use to purchase Valorant Points.
The easiest way to purchase Valorant Points is with real-world currency in the in-game Store using the following steps:
- Launch Valorant
- From the main menu, click the Valorant Points icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Choose your payment method and the amount of Valorant Points you want to buy.
- The VP will be credited to your account and ready to spend upon purchase.
Prepaid gift cards
The best way to gift Valorant Points to someone else is with a Valorant gift card. Valorant prepaid gift cards are available online or at major retailers nationwide.
According to riotgames.com, physical Valorant gift cards can be found at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Electronics Boutique, Couche-Tard, and more. Digital Valorant gift cards are also available online via major online retailers.
To redeem a physical or digital gift card, find the code associated with the gift card or scratch the back to reveal a code. Launch Valorant, click the Valorant Points icon in the upper right corner of the main menu, select Prepaid Cards & Codes, and enter the code from the back of the card.
Valorant Points prices
The cost of Valorant Points depends on the country you live in and the currency you purchase them with. The following is the cost of Valorant Points in relation to the Dollar.
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Riot Games awards players Bonus VP for purchasing Valorant Points in bulk. Buying more VP at once is always better if you can afford it.
To keep track of the Valorant Points you gain or spend, check out our guide on how to see your Valorant purchase history.
How to get free Valorant Points
Free Valorant Points are hard to come by, and Riot Games doesn’t want to lessen the perceived value of VP, so they don’t often hand out VP for free. Radianite Points are the currency players will earn for free in-game, and they’re used to unlock items and upgrade certain weapon skins.
We recommend purchasing the Battle Pass if you want to get the most value for the VP you have. The Battle Pass costs 1000 VP, or $9.99 if you purchase the VP in the Store. Leveling up the Valorant Battle Pass earns tons of cosmetics, including weapon skins, player banners, sprays, gun buddies, player titles, and more. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better value in the game, considering many individual weapon skins costs upwards of $20.