Valorant Snowball Fight is a casual deathmatch-style game mode that was originally introduced to Valorant for two weeks back in December 2020 as part of a holiday event. Now, it’s part of the rotating game mode queue alongside Replication and Escalation, meaning it can only be played on a limited-time basis. So, if you happen to see it when you log in to Valorant, be sure to give it a go.
Now, without further ado, let’s go over some more details surrounding this game mode.
In Snowball Fight, instead of regular Valorant weapons, players all get their own snowball launchers that they can use to shoot fast-flying snowballs at other players. If you get hit, you die instantly, making for some exciting and fast-paced action akin to what you see in the deathmatch game mode.
Snowballs can also only be shot one at a time, with a small reload animation playing between each shot, so just bear this in mind!
Players are split into teams of 5 in the Valorant Snowball Fight game mode, with the first team to reach 50 kills being crowned the winning team. This may seem like a lot of kills, but they rack up fast, with games lasting only around 5-10 minutes each. If you’re just looking to have some fun and mess around with friends for a short while without too much pressure on you, then definitely give this game mode a go. It’s great fun and a nice change of pace from the longer and more serious Valorant game modes.
To keep things exciting, temporary power-ups will occasionally drop around the map via gift rifts. When collected, these power-ups give a range of interesting buffs, which are all listed out below:
- Growball: Snowballs grow in size after being shot, making it easier to hit opponents.
- Rapid Fire: Snowballs can be shot in rapid succession for a short time without any reload animation playing.
- Ricochet: Snowballs can bounce off of surfaces, allowing for bank shots and more creative kills.
- Skates: Movement speed and jump height are dramatically increased.
For every game of Snowball Fight you complete, you earn 750XP towards both your battle pass and agent contracts. Players on the winning team also earn an additional 150XP for a total of 900XP. Though 750XP is the lowest amount of base XP you get from any game mode, the potential for bonus XP and the speed at which you get through Snowball Fight games makes it worthwhile.
One last thing to mention is that missions aren’t active in Snowball Fight, so if you’re looking to grind up kills or whatever else for your missions, you should play a different game mode.
Well, there you have it, our complete overview of the Valorant Snowball Fight game mode. There isn’t a huge amount to it, but regardless of its simplicity, it’s still a whole load of fun to play, especially if you’re looking for a more casual FPS experience. Thanks for reading!