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How to Get Valorant Rank Gun Buddy For Episode 5

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How to Get Valorant Rank Gun Buddy For Episode 5

Hard work pays off!

The start of a brand new Valorant Episode has most players excited to begin the grind all over again, but first, there’s the small matter of redeeming your reward from last season’s progress. For those wondering, here’s how to get your Valorant Act rank gun buddy for Episode 5.

Valorant Rank Gun Buddy Explained

How to Get Valorant Rank Gun Buddy For Episode 5
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There are nine Valorant gun buddies to collect (one for each rank in the game), but you’ll only receive one per Episode, and it will be the highest rank you achieved across all three Acts. Remember, it’s a gun buddy for the Episode and not the Act. If, for example, you spent most of the Episode in Silver but very briefly managed to achieve Gold at some point over the three Acts, you will still get a Gold gun buddy as a reward.

So, how do you actually get a rank gun buddy? Well, you don’t need to do anything at all. The whole process is automatic! If you haven’t yet received one after first downloading the new Patch 6.0 then fear not, it usually takes a couple of days for them to be sent out. There’s no glitch or bug; the process just takes a bit of time. When the buddy is ready you will get a notification after having logged in and you can immediately equip it to whatever weapon(s) you like — plural because you’ll actually get two copies.

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Why Is Valorant Ascendant Gun Buddy Glitched? Answered

Now, I know we just said that the whole getting a Valorant gun buddy for Episode 5 process was easy, but apparently, it’s not if you were Ascendant. There is an issue right now affecting those who peaked green rank in that they’re not receiving the correct gun buddy. We’ve heard many have been sent Diamond ones! Thankfully, Riot Games is well aware of the problem already and are on the case. You should get your Ascendant gun buddy over the next 48 hours, so don’t worry. We’ll keep you posted with any important updates on the matter.

That does it for everything you need to know about how to get your Valorant Act rank gun buddy for Episode 5. For more useful tips and information on the game, search Twinfinite or check out the related content listed below.

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