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What Does Thrifty Mean in Valorant? Answered

Here's what Thrifty means in Valorant in case you're confused after seeing it pop up during a game or after someone said it about your team.

While Valorant borrows heavily from Counter-Strike in respect to its core design, its cartoonish aesthetic and colorful range of Agents really set it apart as something unique. Tying into that unique style are various voice narrations you’ll hear during games, which spotlight special plays as they happen. Here’s what Thrifty means in Valorant in case you’re confused.

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What Thrifty Means in Valorant

If you’ve played Counter-Strike, you’ll be familiar with the term “eco” or “save” rounds, which are terms used to describe the practice of either not purchasing any weapons or purchasing a cheap selection of weapons due to having lost a previous round.

This is a decision your team will make in order to ensure that, win or lose, you will all have a decent amount of money in the next round. You are not expected to win eco/save rounds.

However, if you do manage to win an eco/save round, you will hear the term “Thrifty” at the end of the round.

Why? Because you have beaten the enemy team despite having spent less money. You have been thrifty in your investment, and yet you still won. Valorant is basically giving you a pat on the back, champ, so enjoy it!

There are other voice narrations that you’ll hear after having won a round of Valorant, too, including “Ace” and “Team Ace.” The former is when you’ve single-handedly defeated the entire enemy team, while the latter means each member of the team scored at least one kill.

That’s all there is to understanding what Thrifty means in Valorant. Now you know what’s going on when you win an eco/save round! Twinfinite has plenty of useful content about the game, so be sure to use the search engine to find what you’re looking for. Always feel free to reach out in the comment section for help if you can’t find answers to any questions you have.


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Alex Gibson
Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action