VALORANT’s new dragon-themed skin bundle costs an eye-watering $95

Riot has to make money somehow.

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VALORANT’s first Ultra Edition skin bundle releases tomorrow, and as expected, it doesn’t come cheap.

Elderflame, the fiery dragon-themed skin collection, costs an astonishing 9990 VP, or approximately $95. It’s by far the most expensive bundle, with each skin averaging around 2,475 VP ($24).

Ultra Edition is one of five skin tiers in VALORANT, and one step below the highest tier (Exclusive). 

In terms of price, $95 is on the high end, but considering its quality, it’s no wonder. Riot Games has been delivering expensive skins for years in League of Legends, with ultimate skins costing 3,250 RP, or $25. 

The same can’t be said for its free-to-play competition, however. The most expensive Apex Legends weapon skin costs $18, and skins are considerably cheaper in games like Call of Duty: Warzone, and even Fortnite

The Elderflame bundle hits the store on Friday, July 10, and includes weapon skins for the Frenzy, Judge, Vandal, Operator, and a melee weapon. Each of the skins has a unique reload animation and in terms of quality, are far and above anything VALORANT fans have seen before. 

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When the skins are upgraded with Radianite—which is available from leveling up the battle pass or purchased through VALORANT’s store—they gain new animations, sounds, and aesthetics. This includes a Smaug-like fire-breathing finishing blow animation.