VALORANT’s cosmetic game is pretty strong. From Reaver to Elderflame (there’s an interesting article on VALORANT skins on Riot’s website; breathing life into Elderflame) and the newly released Champions Bundle, all of them are pretty great collections. However, just like most games, VALORANT skins can be very expensive, especially if you are looking to buy the whole bundle. That’s where the VALORANT Night Market comes in.
At the end of every act, VALORANT releases the Night Market. Night Market is VALORANT’s way of giving us huge discounts on skins at the end of an act. You get six random skins at much lower prices compared to the item store. The discount can vary from 10% to 49%, depending on your luck.
The latest Night Market for Episode 7 Act 1 was released on August 9 and is going to last until August 28. So, if you haven’t already, go check it out and see if you’ve got your favorite skin in it. The next Night Market should, in theory, be released 10–15 days after the start of Episode 7 Act 2, which is going to release on August 29th.
What Does the VALORANT Night Market Offer?
The Night Market offers VALORANT skins at a great discounts. You can get really good prices that can save you a lot of money when compared to the original price. However, the skins are randomized, meaning your Night Market will have different skins than your friend’s Night Market.
The Night Market offers six random skins, including two offers that are guaranteed to either be a Premium Edition gun skin or a knife skin. Skins have to be released at least two acts before the act that the Night Market was opened up in, so you can’t get the hottest new skins in the Night Market. And there’s another slight disappointment: gun skins priced higher than 1775 VP are not included, and the same goes for Tactical Knife skins priced higher than 3550 VP.
You can find the following skins in the Night Market:
1. Select Edition
These skins are the cheapest in the game and are available for a very low price in the Night Market. They have almost no animations or sound effects, which explains the cheap prices. The Select Edition skins include:
- Prism II
2. Deluxe Edition
In terms of aesthetics, Deluxe Edition skins are slightly better than Select Edition skins, but they still don’t have animations or any kind of sound effects. They also come at a really affordable price on the Night Market and are worth buying.
The Deluxe Edition skins include:
- Nunca Olvidados
- Kohaku & Matsuba
- Team Ace
3. Premium Edition
This is the cream of the crop, the best of what VALORANT can offer in terms of cosmetics. They usually come in bundles and have great animations, sound effects, inspect animations, and round-ending animations. If you find a good Premium edition Vandal, Phantom, Operator, Knife, or Sherrif skin, buy it right away!
The Premium Edition skins include:
- Black Market
- Doodle Buds
- Gaia’s Vengeance
- Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster
- Ion, Ion//2.0
- Magepunk (EP 2), Magepunk (EP 3)
- Oni (EP 1), Oni (EP 6)
- Prime, Prime//2.0
- Radiant Crisis 001
- Reaver, Reaver//2.0
- Tethered Realms
- VALORANT Go! Vol. 1, VALORANT Go! Vol. 2
How Do I Access The Night Market in VALORANT?
Now that you know what the Night Market is, you must be excited to explore it. I mean, skins at a discount—who wouldn’t want that?
It is quite simple to access the Night Market. In the top right of your game window, you will see a card with a spade cut out. That’s the icon for the Night Market; you can access it from there.
When inside the Night Market, you will see six cards. Clicking on each of them reveals a skin. If you are lucky and find what you are looking for, then go ahead and buy it.
When Is The Next VALORANT Night Market?
VALORANT’s Episode 7 Act 1’s Night Market, was released on August 9th, and the Act itself was released on July 27th. Since Episode 7 Act 2 is supposed to release on August 29, the next Night Market will be released between September 10 and 15.
This is still just a prediction, and we’ll get more accurate news on the next Night Market release once the current act is nearing its end.