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What’s New in VALORANT Episode 3 Act I

Birthday’s over. Time for REFLECTION. All caps.

Act I guarantees a KAY/O, your choices from the Give Back Bundle go live, a fresh competitive scene drops, and the next Battlepass is joined by it’s cool older cousin—the totally free YR1 Event Pass.

AGENT: KAY/O

KAY/O is the latest Initiator on the VALORANT roster, stacked with gear to suppress, flash, and explode the smartest of plays. The anti-Radiant weapon is a machine unlike any other.

See all of KAY/O’s abilities on our Agent page.

GIVE BACK BUNDLE

The community voted, and now’s your chance to give back for a good cause.

Purchase the Give Back Bundle from June 22–July 8, and 50% of the proceeds from Weapon skins and 100% from accessories in the Give Back Bundle, will go towards the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, in partnership with Impact Assets.

EP3 ACT I BATTLEPASS

The more you play, the more you earn. Unlock Battlepass tiers filled with exclusive content that line your trophy room. Items like the Jigsaw Ghost and The Key to Ancient Mysteries Gun Buddy.

Or spend VP on the Premium track and unlock the K/TAC Vandal, Jigsaw Bulldog, and Clutch or Kick Spray.

COMPETITIVE

Now with more ways to make the boldest plays. Updates to the Rank Rating system, placements up to Diamond 1 for those that excel, and another season of fresh competition. See yourself on top of the leaderboards.

ACCOUNT LEVELING

Episode 3 will add a new way to recognize and reward you for your time playing in all VALORANT game modes. Your account Player Card will display a numeric level based on how much you play, that goes up the more time you put in.

Read more on how it all works in our breakdown.

YR1 EVENTS CONTINUE

The anniversary party hits closing time but we’re not done yet. You’ve got about two weeks to collect the goods in the free for everyone YR1 Event Pass—7 levels of exclusive YR1 items like the Episode 3 Player Card, a Gun Buddy, and more. Just play VALORANT, earn XP, and unlock.

Don’t forget the Squad Boost, where you can earn more XP with friends, and the return of wwFest.

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