5 Valorant skin collections with the best SFX

The Prelude to Chaos collection has one of the best sounding SFX in Valorant (Image via Sportskeeda)
The Prelude to Chaos collection has one of the best sounding SFX in Valorant (Image via Sportskeeda)

Valorant skin lines have evolved considerably since the title's release in 2020. Fans have always loved the upgrades that Riot continues to bring to the title in terms of cosmetic items. From gorgeous visuals to neat sound effects, weapon skins have become an important part of Valorant as gamers are often found repeatedly investing in them. While most players drool over the spectacular VFX of these cosmetics, many also appreciate the melodious and funky SFX some of these bundles bring.

In most cases, the SFX on these weapons isn't available by default. However, players can upgrade these by spending Radianite Points in Valorant. This article lists five skin collections that feature the best SFX in Valorant.

Note: This article reflects the opinions of the writer.


Which skin collections have the most exclusive SFX in Valorant?

1) Magepunk

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The Magepunk is the perfect contender for the SFX list, as the collection incorporates some of the best sound effects, including the melee. With the 3.0 collection out, Magepunk flawlessly captivates the Steampunk theme by offering a magnificent SFX to the players with multiple weapons from the game.

Upon equipping a Magepunk weapon, one can immediately feel the weight of the weapon due to its masterfully crafted sound effect, which goes hand in hand with the immersion it offers. The three melees also perfectly fit the collection with their design and inspect-animation sounds.

The weapons included in the collection are as follows:

  • Ghost
  • Spectre
  • Bucky
  • Marshal
  • Sheriff
  • Guardian
  • Operator
  • Ares
  • Phantom
  • Vandal
  • Sparkswitch (Melee)
  • Shock Gauntlet (Melee)
  • Electroblade (Melee)

Fans can no longer purchase the entire Magepunk bundle in Valorant. However, individual weapon skins can be bought when they appear in the shop rotation.


2) Protocol 781-A

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The Protocol 781-A skin line is slightly different from most skin lines in an interesting way. While some skin lines feature SFX and VFX that are very clean and futuristic, the Protocol skin line has a very dystopian approach to it. In fact, there is an AI-powered assistant that comes with the skin line. This assistant is tasked with making sure that everyone follows orders on the battlefield.

Like every other collection, only a few weapons from the Valorant armory would be receiving the Protocol 781-A skins. They are as follows:

  • Sheriff
  • Spectre
  • Bulldog
  • Phantom
  • Personal Administrative Melee Unit (melee)

This skin line probably has the most elaborate SFX throughout the game, rivaled only by the Spectrum skin line.


3) Spectrum

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Interestingly enough, the Spectrum collection in Valorant was born out of a collaboration between Riot Games and DJ Anton "Zedd" Zaslavski. No other skin collection in the game is based off a collaboration with a prominent figure.

That said, since Zedd is a Grammy award winning music producer, it was only natural that the SFX on this skin line would be quite elaborate to begin with.

The overall design of this entire skinline is very simple. But the animations, VFX and SFX associated with this collection make it stand apart from the rest of the collections in Valorant. The weapons included in this collection are as follows:

  • Classic
  • Bulldog
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Waveform (Melee)

The SFX isn't available by default in this collection. Players will have to spend Radianite Points in order to unlock the SFX on the weapons included in this collection.


4) Radiant Entertainment System

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The Radiant Entertainment System is one of the best Ultra Edition skin lines introduced to Valorant. Apart from delivering top-tier visual effects and a trip to nostalgia, the bundle also provides a masterfully crafted sound effect that perfectly captures the arcade-gaming era from the 90s.

Fans will also be able to witness the beautiful finisher that comes in three different variants. The weapons included in the bundle are as follows:

  • Ghost
  • Bulldog
  • Phantom
  • Operator
  • Powerfist (Default melee)
  • Dance Fever (Variant 1)
  • K.nock O.ut! (Variant 2)

While the collection will not appear in the Night Market rotation due to its price and tier, fans can still grab weapons from it in the default shop rotation.


5) Prelude to Chaos

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This is probably the scariest collection in the entire game. The skins in this collection ooze power from each and every angle, with an SFX quality to match. Just as the name suggests, the weapons indeed sound very chaotic in Valorant.

Introduced with the Episode 5 patch, the Prelude to Chaos bundle is one of the newest collections in the game. Although it has left the item shop, many players have managed to purchase the bundle when it was in the store.

This assumption can be made, based off the number of players seen using the weapons featured in this bundle in-game. That said, here are a list of weapons that are a part of this collection in Valorant:

  • Shorty
  • Stinger
  • Vandal
  • Operator
  • Blade of Chaos (melee)

Like each and every collection mentioned in this list, the Prelude to Chaos bundle has left the in-game store. It is unlikely that either of these bundles will ever return to the item shop. However, that will not stop individual weapon skins from making an appearance in the item shop.

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Edited by Saman