2 weeks after Act III launches, Valorant's new agent will be added to the game. Here's what Riot has shared so far, and what people are strongly speculating.
Act III changes
In a blog post today on PlayValorant.com, Jeff Landa explains what's coming in Act III of Valorant.
- A brand new map arriving 1 episode early: Icebox
- A new Battlepass with 50 new tiers of goodies to unlock
- Changes to competitive ranked
- A new weapon skin called SINGULARITY for your Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and melee weapons
- A new agent on October 27th
Who is the new agent?
Update: Here is new leaked gameplay footage that seems to confirm the speculation about Skye's name and abilities:
well......... pic.twitter.com/1TiFPsJ9mO— floxay (@floxayyy) October 7, 2020
The abilities in the video are described as:
Guiding Light (Skye's E ability)
Cost: 100 EQUIP a hawk trinket. FIRE to send it forward. HOLD FIRE to guide the hawk in the direction of your crosshair. RE-USE while the hawk is in flight to transform it into a flash.
Trailblazer (Skye's Q ability)
Cost: 200 EQUIP a Tasmanian tiger trinket. FIRE to send out and take control of the predator. While in control, FIRE to leap forward, exploding in a concussive blast and damaging directly hit enemies.
Seekers (Skye's X ultimate ability)
EQUIP a Seeker trinker. FIRE to send out three Seekers to track down the three closest enemies. If a Seeker reaches its target it nearsights them.
Regrowth (Skye's C ability)
Cost: 200 EQUIP a healing trinket. HOLD FIRE to channel, healing allies in raange and line of sight. Can be reused until her healing pool is depleted. Skye cannot heal herself.
Here are the teaser images from @PlayVALORANT today and the PlayValorant.com blog post:
A new map that's ice cold, an update about our next Agent, upcoming competitive changes, and more.— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) October 7, 2020
Get the info on what's coming when Act III drops on October 13th and beyond: https://t.co/YXjzFF0x8fpic.twitter.com/CAAVueBUVJ
According to @Valomemer on Twitter, the Valorant Season 3's new agent is named Skye.
They explain her abilities as:
- AOE heal, can't self heal
- Wolf drone that can be controlled and shot down
- Sends out a bird ability (like Sova's recon bolt)
- Releases 3 wolves that chase enemies
NEW AGENT NAME IS SKYE— Valomemes/Leaks (@Valomemer) October 7, 2020
1. AOE heal, can't self heal
2. Wolf drone that can be controlled and shot down
3. Sends out a Birb (bird) ability (like Sova recon bolt)
4. Releases 3 wolves that chase enemies
"No worries, I'll forge us a path"
This name and ability info are not 100% confirmed, but have been shared by several sources and seem specific enough to be believeable.
When will the new agent be added?
Valorant has said that the new agent will be added to the game on October 27th, 2 weeks after Act III begins on October 13th.
We hope you're as excited as we are to try out Skye and compete our way up the ladder!
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