Valorant’s ‘Night. Market’ event returns this week to offer players some exotic skins at a discounted price.
To access the Night. Market store, head to the top right corner of the Valorant menu screen. You’ll see a small icon that looks like a playing card. Click this, and you’ll be taken to the Night. Market landing page.
Players are guaranteed a discount on six individual weapon skins with at least two of those being a ‘Premium’ item. The amount of discount applied to each item seems to depend on the rarity of the skin and the class of weapon. For example, in my store, two weapons with an RRP of 1775 RP [Riot Points] have different discounts applied to them.
The event runs from April 7th to April 20th, so there’s plenty of time to decide if you’d like to purchase anything. The discounted items are random for each player and remain the same throughout the 14-day event period.
This means that if you don’t like the selection you’ve been given, you’re out of luck. As it stands, there is currently no item trading functionality within Riot’s Valorant client. Item trading is a key aspect of Valve’s competing shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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The trading system in Counter-Strike is enabled by the Steam Community Market which hosts several other digital items that Steam users can trade for store credit. Valorant currently cannot take advantage of a system like this as it exists on Riot Games’ own client.
Trading has never been on Riot’s radar for their other hit multiplayer game, League of Legends. That said, LoL does have an extensive store for in-game items, and even has a gifting system that allows players to purchase Skins, Champions, and other cosmetic items for friends.
Though it’s possible that Riot could implement a store with gifting functionality to Valorant, the developer hasn’t yet said that they will.
Unlike League of Legends and CS:GO, Valorant doesn’t have any items that resemble loot boxes. All of the skins available in the game are attained using RP [Riot Points], an in-game currency that can only be purchased with real money.
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