Valorant Ion Skin Returns in a New Avatar for 2022

This is the first time Riot has brought back a beloved Skin bundle.


One of the Valorant community’s favourite skin bundles makes a return as the era of Ion begins anew in 2022. The Ion skin bundle was an instant hit with the Valorant community back when it launched initially in 2020, so it only makes sense for Riot to bring it back this year.

Included in the 2022 Ion bundle are skins for Vandal, Ares, Spectre, Frenzy, and a Karambit Melee. The new skins bundle will be available in the game from October 18 as part of Episode 5 Act III.

Fan speculation suggests that the Ion Skin bundle will be a Premium bundle, which should cost 7,100 VP in the Store. The Ion Skins feature a futuristic aesthetic with a minimal quality to them as they avoid cluttering up the look – maintaining a rather sleek and elegant form.

Also Read: Valorant’s Agent 21 from India, Harbor: Release Date, Abilities, All Details Here

Valorant Ion Skins Make a Return on October 18 as Part of Episode 5 Act III

The Ion Skin bundle will include the base white variant as well as other variants that can be unlocked, such as blue, green, and yellow. This is the first time Riot has brought back a cosmetic bundle that fans loved during its initial launch. Maybe this sets the precedent of the studio bringing back more cosmetics that fans love.

Episode 5 Act III is one of the more highly-anticipated updates to Valorant, especially in India. That is because the game will finally introduce an Indian Agent, Harbor. Harbor’s kit revolves around his ability to manipulate water, which he can also use offensively, but is primarily a Defensive Agent.

Harbor’s Abilities

  • High Tide (E): EQUIP a wall of water. FIRE to direct water along the ground. HOLD FIRE to manipulate the water’s path in the direction of your aim – creating a wall along its path. ALT FIRE while bending to stop the water early. Players hit are SLOWED.
  • Cove (Q): EQUIP a sphere of shielding water. FIRE to throw. ALT FIRE to underhand throw. Upon impacting the ground, spawn a water shield that blocks bullets.
  • Cascade (C): EQUIP a wave of water. FIRE to send the wave rolling forward and through walls. RE-USE to stop the wave from moving further. Players hit are SLOWED.
  • Reckoning (X): EQUIP the full power of your Artifact. FIRE to summon a geyser pool on the ground. Enemy players in the area are targeted by successive geyser strikes. Players caught within a strike are CONCUSSED.

Riot has also now introduced a server in Mumbai, which has helped resolve network connectivity issues and improved ping across the board for the Indian Valorant community. The game has been growing consistently in popularity in India and has birthed a fledgeling esports scene in the country that is bound to grow bigger over the next few years.