Earlier this week Riot Games announced that Split one of the maps from VALORANT will be replaced with the new map Pearl. To celebrate the launch of the new map in Valorant Episode 5, the developers released a new cinematic trailer released on the 20th of June, the trailer helps us to understand more about the VALORANT’s storytelling and mirror verse.
The VALORANT Episode 5 will be released on June 22, 9 AM PST, the new episode will be the introduction of Omega Earth in the VALORANT universe where the new Pearl map will be set in and the concept of mirror verse in the game.
Valorant Crossover Event Pass: Start time and End time
To celebrate the launch of the new map and the episode, the developers will be releasing a limited-time VALORANT Crossover Event Pass. The Crossover Event Pass will be running for three weeks and will be available for all the players for free, starting from June 22 (2:00 PM PT) to July 13 (2:00 PM PT).
Valorant Crossover Event Pass Rewards and How to get them
The VALORANT Crossover Event Pass will be similar to the Battle Pass of the game, earlier also we have witnessed these time of time-limited passes. The Crossover Event Pass can be finished and claim rewards simply by completing the Daily Missions and the Weekly Missions. Completing these missions will help earning XP that will help to complete the VALORANT Crossover Event Pass.
Here is the list of rewards that will be able to claim once they complete the Event Pass:
- 2 Titles (“Dimensional” and “Double Agent”)
- 3 Player Cards (Omen, Killjoy & Raze, and VALORANT Legion)
- 2 Radianite Levels (20 RadP total)
Talking about the launch of Episode 5: Shattered and the Crossover Event Pass Player Cards the developers said there is a comic book shop that plays a part of the story, and can also be found on Pearl. To bring together these worlds, we brought in industry heavyweights like Jim Lee and a diverse group of artists to create stunning comic book-themed Player Cards, adding personality to each piece.
Explaining more about the goals when designing the Comic Book covers?
“The primary goal was to create a few key visuals to support the story, which was very much inspired by the PEARL map itself. Players don’t know too much about the Omega side of this conflict, but it would be easy to assume they’re the “bad guys” based on what we’ve seen so far. What better way to flip that expectation than to throw Alpha into a room literally filled with heroic images of the other side?” said Mike Berry, Video Director.
“When we realized these covers could also be featured in the social campaign, as Battlepass content, and even on PEARL itself—we knew there was a bigger opportunity and reached out to industry folks with a good amount of diversity both in their backgrounds as well as aesthetics. If you’re into comics, you’re excited to see people like Belén Ortega in this world, and if not, you still get some badass art to take with you.”
“We were super excited to make the most use of the location in the cinematic in the most exciting and authentic way possible. Using real, established comics creators to do the art for the store not only made sense but let us embrace our fandom as well” said Shannon Eric Denton, Narrative Writer.
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