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Valorant Episode 5 Act I: Prelude to Chaos Skin Line Revealed: Price, Weapons, Variants Detailed

Prelude to Chaos skin line.
Prelude to Chaos skin line. / Image courtesy of Riot Games

With a new Valorant episode comes some new skins. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming Prelude to Chaos skin line.

Valorant's Episode 5 Act 1 is just around the corner. Kicking off immediately after Episode 4 Act III ends on June 22, players will be thrust into a variety of new content, from a new map, new battlepass, and some brand new skins.

The Prelude to Chaos is one such skin line making its way into the new Act, aiming to bring some dark, sci-fi themes to player arsenals. As for the concept behind the skins, Associate Art Director Sean Marino said, "We noticed that a lot of players loved the Reaver skins but we didn’t have a sci-fi skin that hit the same dark tone as Reaver. We literally asked ourselves, “what would edgelords who love sci-fi want in a skin? What would it feel like to kill a demon?”"

"Looking at Reaver, the audio and animations were what sold the power fantasy the most, so we invested a lot into custom animations and sounds for the reload, equip, idle, and inspect."

What's Included in the Valorant Episode 5 Act I: Prelude to Chaos Skin Bundle?

Blade of Chaos Sword (Melee)
Blade of Chaos Sword (Melee) / Image courtesy of Riot Games

The following skins and cosmetics are included in the Prelude to Chaos skin bundle:

  • Blade of Chaos Sword (melee)
  • Prelude to Chaos Vandal
  • Prelude to Chaos Operator
  • Prelude to Chaos Shorty
  • Prelude to Chaos Stinger
  • Prelude to Chaos gun buddy
  • Prelude to Chaos spray

Valorant Episode 5 Act I: Prelude to Chaos Skin Levels and Variants

The Prelude to Chaos bundle features evolving skins, with both Melee and Gun skins having multiple levels and variants:

Blade of Chaos Sword, variant 2
Blade of Chaos Sword, variant 2 / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Melee

  • Level 1 - Two-handed sword
  • Level 2 - Custom idle, equip, inspect, and swipes visual effects and audio
  • Variant 1 - Green/Red Variant
  • Variant 2 - Silver/Green Variant
  • Variant 3 - Blue Variant
Prelude to Chaos Shorty Level 3-4 base model
Prelude to Chaos Shorty Level 3-4 base model / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Guns

  • Level 1 - Custom model
  • Level 2 - Custom muzzle flash effects and firing audio
  • Level 3 - Custom idle, equip, reload, and inspect animations, visual effects, and audio
  • Level 4 - Kill Banner and Finisher 
  • Variant 1 - Green/Red Variant
  • Variant 2 - Silver/Green Variant
  • Variant 3 - Blue Variant

How Much Does the Prelude to Chaos Skin Bundle Cost?

Prelude to Chaos Stinger, Level 3-4 base model
Prelude to Chaos Stinger, Level 3-4 base model / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant's Episode 5 Act I: Prelude to Chaos skin bundle is a XE Tier bundle and will cost players 8,700 VP.

When Does the Prelude to Chaos Skin Bundle Release?

The Prelude to Chaos skin bundle will be available in Valorant on June 22, 2022, the same day that Episode 5 Act I launches.