Valorant Recon Skins

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Riot Games Introduces New Recon Skin Line for Valorant

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
Riot Games just launched a new skin line for Valorant which includes the first-ever butterfly knife in the game.
The new Valorant Recon Skin Bundle will be available for 7,100 Valorant Points with the option to purchase the bundle's skins individually.
The bundle includes gun skins for Phantom, Ghost, Spectre, and Guardian as well as a butterfly knife melee skin.

Riot Games just introduced a new military-inspired skin line that offers visuals of fully kitted out guns. The new Recon Skin line will be available starting today (24th August) in the in-game store for 7,100 Valorant Points. Valorant Art Lead, Sean Marino, revealed, “Recon naturally was one of the more highly anticipated skins we were developing due to the fact that it has a butterfly knife. We always knew that this would be a thing we would give players and it was really incredible to see it all come together with this skin.” The butterfly knife melee skin has three color variants including red, blue, and green camouflage styles.

Valorant Recon Skin Line overview

Riot Games revealed that the studio had a goal of base guns in Valorant to be realistic and with the new recon skin line, the studio wants to “dive into the experience that players get from games like PubG, Rainbow Six, and others to give that feeling of a fully kitted out gun with all the bells and whistles in attachments.”

Here is everything you need to know about the new skins:

Weapons:

  • Phantom

  • Balisong (Butterfly Knife Melee)

  • Ghost

  • Spectre

  • Guardian

The Premium-tier bundle will include all the skins for 7,100 VP.

Cosmetic levels

Guns

  • Level 1 - Custom model and ADS reticle

  • Level 2 - Randomized Side Attachments (do not change gameplay or give any advantage; are purely cosmetics)

  • Level 3 - Randomized Bottom Attachments (do not change gameplay or give any advantage; are purely cosmetics)

  • Level 4 - Kill Banner

  • Variant 1 - Red Camouflage

  • Variant 2 - Blue Camouflage

  • Variant 3 - Green Camouflage

Balisong (Butterfly Knife Melee)

  • Level 1 - Custom Model

  • Level 2 - Custom Animations and Audio

  • Variant 1 - Red Camouflage

  • Variant 2 - Blue Camouflage

  • Variant 3 - Green Camouflage

Unlike a lot of other skin bundles like Ruination and Elderflame, the Valorant Recon Skin Line is more in tune with traditional shooters. Riot games designed these skins to make them feel more representative of something you might see in modern combat.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.