As Valorant’s Episode 7 Act 2 approaches, Riot Games is set to introduce a host of exciting changes. Notably, the popular game developer is retiring the Pearl and Fracture maps, welcoming back Breeze, and debuting a brand-new map named Sunset. Alongside these map adjustments, a new cosmetic line, known as the Imperium Collection, is generating significant buzz among the player base.
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Valorant Imperium Bundle Unveiled
Riot Games recently confirmed the imminent release of the Valorant Imperium Bundle, a dragon-themed cosmetic set that has ignited player curiosity and anticipation. The official announcement by Riot Games on August 27th stated, “Experience Imperium. Four ancient dragon kings drawn into jade and gold–reawakened in your hands.”
Variants and Levels
The Imperium skins come in four distinct variants:
- Jade and Gold (Base skin)
- Red or Ruby
- White or Pearl
- Black or Obsidian
Moreover, the melee weapons showcase two levels, featuring custom models, animations, and audio-visual effects. One level presents a one-handed fist blade, while the other showcases a dual-handed fist blade. In addition, the gun skins offer four progressive levels of customization:
- The custom base model for the gun.
- Unique shooting sounds and muzzle flash visual effects (VFX).
- Custom VFX and audio effects for equip, reload, and inspect animations.
- Custom Kill Banner and Finisher featuring majestic dragons.
Pricing and Inclusions
The Imperium bundle, available for 8,700 Valorant Points (VP), includes four gun skins (Vandal, Judge, Operator, Sheriff), one melee weapon (Blades of Imperium), two gun buddies, a player card, and a static spray. Alternatively, players can opt for individual purchases at the following prices:
- Blades of Imperium (Melee): 4,350 VP
- Vandal: 2,175 VP
- Sheriff: 2,175 VP
- Judge: 2,175 VP
- Operator: 2,175 VP
Design Inspiration of Valorant Imperium Bundle
Senior Game Producer Jean Luc Tin Sive explained that the Imperium skinline draws inspiration from East Asian weaponry and armour, with the dragon as a central element. The team aimed to amplify the fantasy aspect and bring out the skins’ full potential. Art Direction Senior Manager Kerwin Atienza revealed that the dragons of the East and jewel materials sparked inspiration for the development, to infuse the weapons with a magical treasure-like quality. Each variant is rooted in Chinese mythology and symbolizes different dragon kings.
Availability and Release of Valorant Imperium Bundle
Valorant enthusiasts can anticipate the release of the Valorant Imperium bundle alongside Valorant Episode 7 Act 2 on August 29th. With its exquisite dragon-themed designs and customizable features, the Imperium Collection promises to enrich players’ visual experience and further enhance the dynamic world of Valorant.
As Valorant continues to evolve, Riot Games’ commitment to innovation and player engagement shines through the introduction of the Imperium Collection. With its rich themes, captivating designs, and comprehensive customization options, the Imperium skins are poised to become a coveted addition to the diverse landscape of Valorant cosmetics.