Finance management 101

How Valorant's economy is looking so far

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In order to create a successful FPS esports title, Riot Games will have to borrow certain features from other popular esports games. Of course, one of those is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In this piece, you will find all there is to know about Valorant's economy, so do not miss out!

How does the economy in CS:GO compare to Valorant's economy?

In order to better understand Valorant economy, you need to grasp how it works in CS:GO. Here are the barest basics:

  • Rifle/SMG/Shotgun/Sniper/Knife Kill = $300/$600/$900/$100/$1,500
  • 5 stages while losing are equal to $1,400/$1,900/$2,400/$2,900/$3,400
  • The team that wins the round gets $3,250
  • Planting the bomb will net $300 more to the planter

If you would like to learn more about how to handle the economy in CS:GO, you can check out our more in-depth explanation here. First and foremost, there are various weapons available in CS:GO. The same thing will be true for Valorant but it is not clear yet whether we will have the same kill money reward for all of those weapons.

Just like in CS, Valorant's economy will be focused on the losing team. By losing rounds in a row, the losing team will be entitled to more money. We will talk about numbers a bit later.

Valve took things one step further by stacking the losing bonus up to $3,400. Keep in mind that the team that is on the receiving end of things will earn more money by losing the round once compared to the team that is actually winning.

Last but not least, no money has been staked around planting the spike, Valorant's version of the bomb. This is why we can’t tell how it will affect Valorant's economy.

Riot's shooter is set to take the world by storm. (Video credit: Riot Games)

Final thoughts on Valorant's economy

Truth be told, Riot Games developers have a perfect scheme in front of themselves. Take everything that is good from CS:GO and Overwatch and merge it into one polished product.

Here are some key features we already know about the economy in Valorant:

  • · Round victory yields you $3,000
  • · Kill rewards are $200
  • · Round loss starts with $1,900 up to $2,900*

The path is set by Counter-Strike and at the moment, and Valorant is sticking to it. Despite the novel concept of adding a third bombsite, there is no denying that CS:GO was a pillar for this upcoming esports title.

All in all, getting used to Valorant economy will not be a problem for players that are transitioning from CS:GO. So far, we are expecting a neat and simple adjustment process.

But what about Overwatch players? We'll have to wait and see.

*Keep in mind that all of these numbers could be changed in the coming months as the game is still in development!

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