Riot Games has officially revealed the latest VALORANT weapon skin bundle, Gaia's Vengeance, which features mystical aesthetics “born of the magical woods”.
The Gaia's Vengeance bundle comes with stunning new skins for the Vandal, Guardian, Marshal, Ghost, and a new melee. In addition to the base option, each weapon has three variants, and all guns have four upgradeable levels. Just like some of the previous weapon skin bundles, each level adds new details, and level 4 adds a cool kill banner and cool finisher that brings out a huge tree from the corpse of the last enemy you kill for that round.
Each variant has a unique finisher that matches its color: green, fuchsia, turquoise, and red. Players can also upgrade the new ax melee weapon to unlock new VFX and audio when attacking, equipping, and inspecting it. You will need Radianite Points (RP) to upgrade these weapons.
You can watch the teaser for the Gaia's Vengeance bundle from Riot Games here:
VALORANT senior producer Preeti Khanolkar explained how the developers designed the Gaia’s Vengeance bundle and decided on the fresh tone for the new weapon skins.
“We could have made a skin line based on a forest theme and taken it in a lot of directions, but the team found this really wonderful blend of mysterious, magical, intricate, and powerful,” Khanolkar explained. “We named the skin after we’d completed work on it, so at that point we really felt its balance of elegance and danger—a kind of haunting beauty.”
Associate art director Sean Marino revealed that the Gaia's Vengeance bundle was originally going to be released without any equip, inspect, or reload animations, but the developers realized the potential the new skins had and delayed its release to work on a "more ambitious idea."
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The Gaia's Vengeance bundle will be available in the VALORANT in-game store starting March 1, 2022, and it will cost 7,100 VP for the bundle, which comes with an exclusive player card, gun buddy, and spray in addition to the weapon skins.