Ion 2.0 reveal, prices and more: The new era of Valorant skins arrives with the 2022 Ion skin set cover image

Ion 2.0 reveal, prices and more: The new era of Valorant skins arrives with the 2022 Ion skin set

The 2022 Ion skin set, or Ion 2.0, in Valorant will include different weapons than the original Ion set that was released in 2020.

If there is one thing Riot Games has excelled at with Valorant, it is the amazing skins available to players. The FPS has some of the best weapon skins in all of gaming. Each day, players flock to their shop to check out the newest bundle and see what individual items are for sale. That won't change in the slightest with the announcement of the 2022 Ion skin set, or what fans have dubbed Ion 2.0. These new Ion skins are for the Vandal, Ares, Spectre, Frenzy and a Karambit Melee, all with multiple variants to unlock.

Valorant introduces the 2022 Ion skin set to usher in the era of Ion

The Ion 2.0 skin set will be a guaranteed fan-favorite (Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)
The Ion 2.0 skin set will be a guaranteed fan-favorite (Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

The brand new skin set will go live alongside the latest Valorant Act. Episode 5 Act 3 brings the next Controller Agent, Harbor, into the game along with a fresh Battlepass full of rewards. The 2022 Ion skin set seems like the cherry on top. The new Act is going to kick off with a bang on October 18, 2022.

The reveal video shared by Valorant's official Twitter and uploaded to the game's YouTube channel showcased all of the weapons in action. A similar finisher to the first set was seen, but the biggest difference is that the 2022 Ion skin set will have color variants.

Differences between Ion 1.0 and Ion 2.0

There is a green, yellow and blue variant to each Ion 2.0 weapon (Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)
There is a green, yellow and blue variant to each Ion 2.0 weapon (Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Leaks dubbed the new line of skins as "Ion 2.0" prior to the official name reveal. This isn't just an upgrade to the weapons from the first Ion release on November 10, 2020. A new slate of weapons will get the Ion makeover.

Valorant treated players to the Sheriff, Bucky, Phantom, Operator and Energy Sword the first time around. The 2022 Ion skin set has a Vandal, Area, Spectre, Frenzy and Karambit Melee weapon. The first line also did not have any variations available to unlock with Radianite.

The 2022 Ion skins have the base white color and variants of yellow, blue and green. Those interested in purchasing the new set will need to spend their precious Valorant points and then use the Radianite most commonly earned in the Battlepass for the upgrades. This includes any VFX, animations and finishing moves.

Karambit variants

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(Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Vandal variants

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(Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Ares variants

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(Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Spectre variants

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(Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Frenzy variants

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(Image via Riot Games/Esports.gg)

Ion 2.0 price for bundle and individual items

The official Ion 2.0 price is 7100 Valorant Points. Each item in the bundle can be purchased individually, however:

  • Vandal: 1775 VP
  • Ares: 1775 VP
  • Spectre: 1775 VP
  • Frenzy: 1775 VP
  • Karambit: 4350 VP
  • EP5 Spray: 325 VP
  • EP5 Card: 375 VP
  • EP5 Buddy: 475 VP

Of course, purchasing the bundle is the better deal overall, but there's no issue with just buying one of the weapons if it is deemed the most appealing.

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