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Valorant’s current Battlepass includes companion-in-arms “Corbin’s Light” to honor a fan who died of cancer

Valorant: Battlepass Episode 5 of Act III features a gun buddy called “Corbin’s Light” which honors a fan named Corbin who recently passed away after a battle with cancer.

The Valorant team shared Corbin’s news and story in a blog for what’s new in the new season of Valorant. The words reveal that the Gun Buddy itself was inspired by design notes from Corbin and his older brother, and it includes the coordinates of a star that was named after Corbin by the Make-A-Foundation. Wish.

In Corbin’s honor, Riot Games will also donate through its Riot Games Social Impact Fund to the C-Squad Foundation, a charity that was established in Corbin’s honor before his passing.

If you want to add Corbin’s Light to your collection, you’ll need to earn 23,000 XP in Valorant’s latest free Battlepass. That’s the equivalent of about 30 Tiers on the paid Battlepass.

On the C-Squad Foundation’s Instagram, the folks behind the page mentioned a GameRevolution post that includes a quote from Riot Games Associate Embed Artist Catalina Faerman explaining more about the coin.

“Corbin’s Light has deep personal meaning. It was made for one of our players who sadly passed away during his battle with cancer,” Faerman said. “The Make-a-Wish Foundation named a star after Corbin, so we decided to honor him by creating a Gun Buddy inspired by his star and additional design notes from his brother. In some ways, it was incredibly easy to design. Corbin and I are kindred spirits in our love of astronomy. I had long dreamed of working at Riot, and it was my Star Guardian fan art for League of Legends that finally led me here.

“So Corbin’s Gun Buddy felt almost destined to be. In other ways it was an overwhelming task. I wanted to do something that he would have been proud of but that would also represent him. Fortunately, I had With the help of our amazing concept artists, we chose blue for the crystal because it was Corbin’s favorite color, and I added the Make-a-Wish star coordinates engraved on the frame.

“I haven’t been part of the VALORANT team for a long time, so I’m honored and grateful beyond words to the team that entrusted and supported me in this task. Above all, I am indebted to Corbin and our players for inspiring me and giving me the opportunity to make art for them. I am incredibly proud of Corbin’s Light and will always carry that experience with me.

Elsewhere in the world of Valorant is the Give Back Bundle! which will take place from November 16 to 30. During this time, “50% of weapon skin proceeds and 100% of accessory proceeds from the Give Back // 2022 bundle will go to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund in partnership with ImpactAssets.”

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