Valorant’s Reaver skin line returns for Vandal, Operator, and knife

Nick Johnson • October 27, 2020 8:51 pm

Riot Games’ artists have put in a ton of work on the re-release of one of Valorant’s beta skin lines, Reaver.

The Reaver skin line was originally only available for purchase during the game’s beta period. The ultra-rare line comes complete with chromas that change the color palette of the weapons and unique kill animations that fit right in with Omen. The original skin line was a modeled in a violent purple, but Riot’s re-release covers the whole spectrum. From ghostly white to a bloody red, Valorant’s next skin line came to impress.

Riot teased fans about Reaver’s return to Valorant’s in-game store with a cryptic “Decode This” tweet, which was followed by the official Polish and Brazilian Valorant accounts showcasing the skins.

Take a look at every one of the new Valorant Reaver skins

Data miners have already posted videos that show off the line and its chromas, which most believe will arrive later this week. The bundle includes skins for the Vandal, Sheriff, Operator, and knife. With many players not sure what to think of Valorant when it released, many decided to take a “wait and see” approach concerning the game’s skins. They were only available during the game’s beta, and players didn’t even get to keep them.

Riot told players they wouldn’t be able to keep the skins after the beta ended, but the developer offered an exchange instead. Players who spent money on Reaver during the beta were credited with the total amount spent on the skins plus 20% in Valorant’s in-game currency, used to purchase skins and their color-changing variations. While some players thought that was a fair trade, there were others who were more hesitant to jump in. 

But now, Valorant is the real deal and it’s likely that the skins’ return to Valorant will make them huge sellers for Riot. The developer is already holding regional qualifiers for its first major tournament, First Strike. Between the hardcore competition online and a brand new skin bundle on its way, it’s a good time to be a Valorant fan. 


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