Riot has released the 2021 Valorant Champions Collection Pack to celebrate the very first Valorant Championship. Of the ten thousand who took part in the Masters and Challengers throughout the year, only six qualified to compete in the year-end tournament with an official pack commemorating the event.
This year has seen a number of in-game skins and items in conjunction with other people or games. The recently concluded Arcane gave birth to the RiotX Arcane pass which brought a number of cosmetics to Valorant. Likewise, the Champions 2021 Collection pack comes in tandem with the tournament.
Here’s a look at how the community has responded to the skins now that they’ve been dropped in the official game.
The 2021 Valorant Champions pack was a mixed bag
The Valorant community was rightly excited when news of the exclusive pack arrived. The news followed the release of the official music video, Die for you by Grabbitz, and music features prominently with the bundle.
The pack consists of:
- Vandal skin
- Melee weapon – Karambit
- Out of Greatness – Phoenix Card
- Inspiration – Sage Card
- Unbreakable – Brimstone Card
- Champion title
There have been a few issues that people have reported with the skin set. Besides being quite expensive, another major concern with the skin was the animation of the finisher.
The paver brings a black sphere with a VCT symbol inside. Once the player is inside the sphere while inspecting the gun, the sky turns red and Brimstone is shown in an Atlas pose, which is an Easter egg from the clip.
The intimidating sight of Brimstone carrying the weight on his shoulder appears too slowly after stepping into the sphere. The round starts before it can happen in most cases as mentioned in this Reddit Publish.
With many players keen to get their hands on the Vandal skin because of the animation, it’s pretty disappointing that it doesn’t perform properly.
If players inspected the weapon, a small excerpt from the VALORANT Champs hymn would begin to play. Besides animation and music, the gun skin gets a dazzling golden effect with the “CHAMPIONS” aura when the player currently has the highest number of kills in the game.
The release of another Karambit knife was also warmly welcomed. Being the second higher level Karambit Knife, the animation is much more detailed and realistic this time around. The pack also includes the ability to purchase individual skins separately.
It remains to be seen whether Riot fixes this problem for a set that otherwise looks like an extremely well-designed cosmetic set.
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The Valorant Champions 2021 Collection Pack will be available from November 24 to December 12 and will not return in the future to the Valorant Store or the Night Market.