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Valorant has received Pride cards – here’s how to redeem them

Back in April it was hinted that Valorant players might be receiving Pride cards for Pride Month. Well, now we know that not only is that true, but you’re able to redeem said cards right now and show off your Pride to your fellow players.

There are seven cards altogether, representing the colors of gay, transgender, pansexual, non-binary, bisexual, asexual and lesbian.

The codes for these cards are:

  • Prismatic
  • Cottoncandy
  • Primary
  • Galactic
  • Sunset
  • Twilight
  • Sherbet

To redeem the cards for yourself, head to the website redeem.playvalorant.com, log in via your Riot account and then use the codes listed above. You’ll then equip it via your personal profile.

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Riot’s popular, multiplayer shooter game Valorant may be receiving Pride cards for Pride Month. That is, if the rumours and leaks are to be believed.

The leak comes from well-known dataminer ValorLeaks, who posted to their Twitter that the Valorant Pride cards would be available for players via a code redemption on June 3rd. This would coincide with the very start of Pride Month.

With these cards being redeemed via a code, this would mean that players won’t need to grind for it via battle pass.

Here are what the player Pride cards supposedly look like:

Source: Twitter via ValorLeaks

As you can see, the Valorant Pride cards include representational flags of the LGBT+ community, such as: gay, transgender, pansexual, non-binary, bisexual, asexual and lesbian.

How player cards in Valorant work is that they appear behind the player’s name tag, which you can see when you load into a game, or are in the lobby. Think of them almost as a background image that makes your username stand out against the crowd.

Of course, reactions to this leak has been mixed. Some fans are worried that this will just lead to unnecessary targeting by homophobes online, and considering that is indeed a real thing that does happen whilst online, it’s not an unfounded concern. ValorLeaks themselves had to close comments because some ‘opinions’ were starting to get wild and hateful.

And then there’s Riot themselves. While they’ve no doubt improved since the damning report on rampant sexism within their company, it’s clear that they still have a lot of work to do. As PinkNews pointed out, co-founder Marc Merrill has recently deleted a controversial tweet he posted about critical race theory. The developer clearly still has issues it needs to iron out.

Adding these player cards is beneficial for the LGBTQIA+ players involved in Valorant, but we shouldn’t forget Riot’s troubling past in the process.

Of course until the developer itself confirms that Valorant will indeed be getting Pride player cards, take this with a pinch of salt. Anything could change from here until June.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.

One thought on “Valorant has received Pride cards – here’s how to redeem them

  • Dobrý den, chtěla bych se zeptat jak tyto karty mohu získat na Valorantu děkuji za odpověď .
    Harlley

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