Kingdom Credits in Valorant: New In-Game Currency Explained
Riot Games’ free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter Valorant was first teased under the codename Project A in 2019. The game began a closed beta with limited access in April 2020 and was officially released on 2nd June 2020 for players across the globe. Since then, Riot Games has been constantly updating the game, rolling out new features, and introducing new agents and maps, to keep Valorant interesting.
Earlier in May 2023, leaks suggested that Riot Games could be adding a new feature to the game in the form of an in-game currency. A new icon with the initial K (Kingdom) was datamined by leakers. Now, a month later, Riot Games has confirmed that it is adding a new in-game currency called Kingdom Credits.
Here’s all we know about Kingdom Credits in Valorant.
Valorant Kingdom Credits: What is it?
Riot Games announced that Valorant’s progression system will be getting a massive overhaul when Episode 7 launches later this month. Daily missions, agent contracts, and purchasing agent-specific gear, including gun skins, will be completely different following this update. A part of this is the introduction of Kingdom Credits. Players will be able to earn and spend Kingdom Credits in different ways and importantly, this currency will be used to purchase items or accessories from previous battle passes.
On 8th June, Riot Games released a video titled “Progression System Update 101 - Valorant” in which Lead Producer of Premium Content Preeti Khanolkar explained the changes to the progression system. She talked about how the daily mission rewards and agent contracts would be changing.
She said, “I hope these changes are exciting and show you that we are committed to updating all parts of our game. Episode 7 is stacked! We’re announcing everything in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.”
Valorant players will be able to earn Kingdom Credits by playing matches, completing daily and weekly missions, and progressing through the new agent recruitment events.
Khanolkar stated that players will be able to earn Kingdom Credits alongside the usual XP and it can be earned from playing all the modes including Premier, the new Team Deathmatch mode, Unrated and Competitive.
Once you accumulate these Credits, you can use them in two ways:
Accessories store: This will be a new store that will feature items from previous battle passes that the player does not already own. New items will be brought in every week in rotation and you can use your saved-up Kingdom Credits on these.
Agent recruitment: You can use Kingdom Credits as part of the new agent recruitment process. Every time a new agent releases, this agent-recruitment event will come into play. You will automatically unlock the agent during the event by reaching a certain amount of XP, but if you miss out on the new agent during this event, you can choose to either spend your Kingdom Credits or Valorant Points (VP) to unlock them.
Players should note that there is a maximum amount of Kingdom Credits that you can bank and hold onto. So, you will be motivated to use them when you see the right accessory or agent.