River Vials

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River vials are cosmetic items that alter the appearance of the in-game river. Navigate to a vial's page to see screenshot previews.

Information[edit]

  • Vials appear as items in the armory, as a tool.
  • River vials can only be used in matchmaking. They cannot be used in lobbies or in custom game modes.
  • Upon using a vial, a global ▶️ sound effect plays and a message appears on screen, reading: "Player has painted the river with River vial: type!".

Obtaining[edit]

River Vials are awarded for achieving certain levels on a Battle Pass.

The International 2019 Battle Pass The International 2018 Battle Pass The International 2017 Battle Pass The International 2016 Battle Pass
Battle Pass level River Vials Battle Pass level River Vials Battle Pass level River Vials Battle Pass level River Vials
66 River Vial Chrome icon.png River Vial: Chrome 65 River Vial Chrome icon.png River Vial: Chrome 68 River Vial Chrome icon.png River Vial: Chrome 89,122 River Vial Chrome icon.png River Vial: Chrome (10 charges)
123 River Vial Dry icon.png River Vial: Dry 124 River Vial Dry icon.png River Vial: Dry 122 River Vial Dry icon.png River Vial: Dry 158, 245 River Vial Dry icon.png River Vial: Dry (10 charges)
347 River Vial Oil icon.png River Vial: Oil 347 River Vial Oil icon.png River Vial: Oil 315 River Vial Slime icon.png River Vial: Slime 325, 475 River Vial Slime icon.png River Vial: Slime (10 charges)
506 River Vial Electric icon.png River Vial: Electric 508 River Vial Electric icon.png River Vial: Electric 465 River Vial Oil icon.png River Vial: Oil 575, 655 River Vial Oil icon.png River Vial: Oil (10 charges)
637 River Vial Slime icon.png River Vial: Slime 637 River Vial Slime icon.png River Vial: Slime 575 River Vial Electric icon.png River Vial: Electric 735, 855 River Vial Electric icon.png River Vial: Electric (10 charges)
876 River Vial Potion icon.png River Vial: Potion 878 River Vial Potion icon.png River Vial: Potion 1905 River Vial Blood icon.png River Vial: Blood 1250, 1500 River Vial Potion icon.png River Vial: Potion (10 charges)
1905 River Vial Blood icon.png River Vial: Blood 1905 River Vial Blood icon.png River Vial: Blood ??? River Vial Potion icon.png River Vial: Potion 2500 River Vial Blood icon.png River Vial: Blood (10 charges)

2017 and later[edit]

  • When standing within the river, a pop-up appears on the right side of the screen, showing the available vials. Clicking on a vial applies it to the river.
  • The altered river appearance lasts 3 minutes.
  • A vial can only be used once per match.
  • Vials are not expended on use and can be used again in a new match.

2016[edit]

  • While in-game, the player must purchase the vial from the shop. It is a consumable with 1 charge. It can only be used while standing within the river.
  • The altered river appearance lasts 15 minutes.
  • Using a vial consumes one charge from the tool in the armory.
    • Once all charges are spent, the tool disappears.
    • Charges are only consumed if the river effect lasted its full 15-minute duration.
    • Charges are not consumed if they are overridden by a stronger vial, or if the game ends before their full duration.

Priority[edit]

  • Rarer vials are considered "stronger" than more common ones.
  • Using a stronger vial will override an existing effect from a weaker vial.
  • A weaker vial cannot be used if a stronger vial is already in effect.
  • The following is a list of vial priorities, from strongest to weakest:
Rank River vial
1 River Vial Blood icon.png River Vial: Blood
2 River Vial Potion icon.png River Vial: Potion
3 River Vial Electric icon.png River Vial: Electric
4 River Vial Oil icon.png River Vial: Oil
5 River Vial Slime icon.png River Vial: Slime
6 River Vial Dry icon.png River Vial: Dry
7 River Vial Chrome icon.png River Vial: Chrome