Good afternoon! This is your friendly neighborhood Olga(@zergtooth on Twitter) here to give you some tips I’ve learned while playing Valorant over the past couple of weeks. As it stands, the game is very new and there’s a lot of things players are still trying to figure out, including me. However, today I’m here to help you avoid some of the many mistakes I made during the early stages of the game. Before we go any further, let me apologize for not having access to proper screenshots at this time. I hope you’ll understand that this game is currently only available to select few people across the world and I’m not one of them. However, if you happen to start playing Valorant and find yourself confused by something or other, feel free to ask away in the comments section below and I will answer as soon as possible.

Now that we’re done with formalities, let’s get down to business! Here are some things that you may not know about Valorant and its mechanics: Valorant needs coins to upgrade their levels, equipment and abilities. Coins can be obtained by completing story missions or purchased from the shop with gems. Gems can be purchased for real money via the store of the same name or acquired as a rare drop after each mission has been completed.

How does valorant ranking work?

As a player’s valorant levels up, they will gain a new title. This title determines how many experience points are needed before the next level can be achieved. For example: To reach rank 1 you need 4 Experience Points. To reach rank 2, you will need 5 Experience Points and so on until you reach rank 10 which requires 10 Experience Points.

How can I obtain PvP gear?

PvP gear is obtained by exchanging the required number of Spar Tokens with a City Councilman in Valorant’s Town Square. For example: To obtain the Blazing Fury set, you will need 100 tokens and 150 tokens for both gloves and boots, which makes 350 tokens in total. When tokens are exchanged, they will go directly to the city councilman and you will not receive them yourself.

What’s my equipment’s DPS?

In my opinion, this is where Valorant becomes a bit too complicated for its own good. In order to determine what kind of damage they deal with each hit, you will need to take into consideration their DPS and the percentage of your Attack Strength which determines how your weapon performs. For example: If your Valorant is level 10 with 1,000 Attack Strength and wielding a 1h sword, it will deal an additional 25 damage per successful hit against non-player targets.

How’s my luck stat impacting my drop rate?

Luck can be upgraded by investing points earned after completing quests. There are three different levels of luck, the higher which you have( up to a maximum of 300), the more likely it is for you to obtain rare drops from monsters or treasure chests that contain money and health potions. It should also be noted that items which are dropped by enemies or obtained through quests will not disappear unless they are used. You can hold up to 99 of any given item, which means that if you pick something like 10 health potions(which you really shouldn’t), the first 9 will be added to your stock and the last one will be consumed.

Conclusion

There you have them! If you’ve managed to read everything up till now, thank you for sticking with me. I hope that I was able to help at least one person not be so lost in this game. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks again and see you soon!