Valorant Act II to Bring Battle Pass, Deathmatch and New Glitchpop Skin Line

Valorant Act II's battle pass will add plenty of new cosmetics.
Valorant Act II's battle pass will add plenty of new cosmetics. | Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Act II will bring a new battle pass, free-for-all deathmatch, and a new Glitchpop skin line to the game when it launches Tuesday, Riot Games announced Monday.

One of many melee skins that will be available through the Act II battle pass.
One of many melee skins that will be available through the Act II battle pass. | Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Act II Battle Pass Revealed

The new battle pass will contain gun skins, gun buddies, sprays, player cards, player titles, and Radianite Points, all of which are exclusively unlockable through the battle pass. The pass will cost 1,000 VP.

"For the Act II pass, we decided to look a lot more at how the community responded to the quality of the Act I content," said Valorant art lead Sean Marino.

"We tried to include some stuff the community had asked for (bring back the chicken spray!), add more variety (less food-related buddies), create more fun buddies (the toaster and cat were popular), and build off some of the Act I content (like more Tactibear)."

The gun skins in the new pass will also have more variety to placate players who buy the pass but never visits the in-game store.

Valorant Glitchpop Skin Line Revealed

The Glitchpop skin line won't be part of the battle pass. Riot Games describes it as leaning "into a dystopian future where death has no consequence and comes to life through bright, colorful skins and a playful but deadly attitude."

Senior weapons artist Chris Stone said Glitchpop was a chance for the team to counterpoint their more serious skins with something louder and more colorful. They also tied certain effects to gameplay behaviors to deepen the player's connection with the cosmetic.

"A great example is the 1,3,1,3 (primary, knife, primary, knife) fidget that has been around since Counterstrike 1.6," Stone said. "When a player equips the Glitchpop line, they will see a randomized holographic logo appear on the side projector, and a randomized blade color on the knife."

The line includes skins for the Frenzy, Judge, Bulldog and Odin, plus a knife. The pricing is as follows:

  • Frenzy — 2,175 VP
  • Judge — 2,175 VP
  • Bulldog – 2,175 VP
  • Odin — 2,175 VP
  • Melee — 4,350 VP
  • Bundle — 8,700 VP
Deathmatch will pit 10 players in a free-for-all.
Deathmatch will pit 10 players in a free-for-all. | Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Deathmatch Added

Finally, Deathmatch will feature 10 players without abilities and sporting infinite cash in a free-for-all fight. All weapons are available for purchase, and players spawn with heavy armor, but abilities are off-limits. Players respawn after a three-second delay, then have eight seconds of invulnerability to buy that ends early if they move or fire.

Dead players drop health packs their survivors can grab for a full heal, and a radar sweep reveals all enemies once every five seconds. The first player to hit 30 kills, or the player with the most kills at the six-minute mark, will win the match.