Valorant switchback

Valorant players disappointed with new Switchback skin bundle

By Fariha Bhatti


Apr 16, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

The new skin bundle in Valorant, Switchback, has become the target of fans’ criticism, calling it a battle pass-esque collection. 

Valorant patch 8.07 brings in a myriad of fixes for existing agents and their bugs. Clove returns to esports after a quick trip to the workshop, and Omen can now interact with other useables like doors while in the Shade form of From the Shadows (X) without having to cancel the ability. Besides all that, a new bundle has also been added to the game. 

Switchback is the latest Valorant bundle that enters the store in patch 8.07. While it looks pretty decent, some players are positively underwhelmed. 

Switchback is a Select tier bundle, so it makes sense that it doesn’t have over-the-top adornments or animations. With a no-frills orange and white exterior, the weapons are simple while adding a pop of color to your inventory. While the skins are simple, a subtle pattern reminiscent of the Prime bundle runs on the body. 

Switchback comes for: 

  • Classic
  • Phantom
  • Marshal
  • Stinger
  • A melee

The skins are flowery enough for a select tier, but players believe Riot should stop churning out battle-pass-style skins. There’s some truth to this. Select tier skins, including Switchback, share more similarities with cheap and plain battle pass skins than other paid cosmetics in Valorant. At least the bundle’s melee is fancy. 

“This is going to be the next skin that haunts the night market, and nobody wants,” one Valorant fan said on X. 

However, the Select tier is set for minimal skins without animation, so it’s unlikely that the criticism against Switchback will leave a dent in Riot’s skin production decisions. 

Valorant Switchback bundle price

Valorant Switchback bundle is Select tier at 3,500 Valorant points. Players can grab their favorite weapon skin individually for 875 VP, and melee for 1750 VP.