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How to earn extra XP in Valorant’s Squad Boost event

It’s time to get the gang back together.

Rally the Valorant-playing troops, because the tactical shooter has an upcoming Squad Boost event that it’s time for you and your friends to make the most out of.

Catch Valorant's latest agent, Harbor, in his reveal trailer here.

Patch 5.12 for Valorant is due to be dished out tomorrow, Wednesday 14 December, and with it, the Squad Boost event will arrive. The event will run from for one month, starting on December 14 and concluding on January 14.

During this rather lengthy period of time, players will be duly rewarded for hopping on Valorant and playing alongside a squad of friends. What’s the reward, however? Well, plenty of XP, so finishing the Battle Pass over the holiday season should be no issue at all for players.

Who knows, maybe I’ll even dive in again and take advantage of the festive treat. It’s been a while, after all, and what better excuse to return to Valorant than earning extra XP for playing with my friends?

The XP boosts will vary depending on your squad. For example, duos will get an 8% XP boost, trios get a 12% XP boost, quads get a 16% XP boost, and finally, a full stack of five will earn everyone in the squad a hefty 20% XP boost.

This event, paired with Riot Games launching its biggest titles - including Valorant - on Xbox Game Pass, makes it the perfect time to hop into that Discord server or group chat and convince your pals to gear up for some Valorant. That said, the Chamber mains among your friends might not be happy with the nerfs for the agent also arriving tomorrow…

Will you be hopping into Valorant over the festive period, or has a different game already caught your fancy this season? For more on Valorant, check out Riot Games’ latest endeavour to sue NetEase over its Valorant clone, and how Secretlabs Valorant chair got me sitting straight for once.

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Kelsey's (she/they) passion for gaming began with Resident Evil, and it's been rather difficult to get them to shut up about horror games since. When they're not scoping out new scares or commiserating the cancellation of Silent Hills, they can often be found fawning over cute Pokémon and Kirby, or being very average at FPS games. They've been in games media for 3 years.
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