The Riot Games studio has shown a teaser for the future Valorant agent. The video was tweeted as part of the Summer Game Fest. A short clip showed a new robot agent booting up in the background while its head activated on a nearby table during today’s Summer Game Fest live event. Fans have already begun to piece together the agent’s possible talents based on the information provided in the clip.
The movie showed a robot that had been largely dismantled; its head was separated from its body, and instead of a face, there was a screen showing the loading process. Valorant enthusiasts already discovered clues to the next hero on the Breeze map, including an operational teleporter and a dagger wedged in one of the containers.
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The new robotic Valorant agent will most likely come equipped with daggers or blades that may be used to disable other agent abilities, such as Killjoy’s Alarmbot. The new agent’s ability to block all other abilities or only physical abilities like Killjoy’s Alarmbot and Raze’s Boom Bot is unknown.
Meanwhile, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek praised the developers. Shroud went on to discuss why Riot Games has been succeeded so far in keeping Valorant “fresh.” He praised the company’s continuous upgrades, which included “new agents, maps, and pushing meta adjustments,” as well as its “competitive scene” support.
On June 2, 2020, Valorant was released for PC. Riot Games announced the commencement of development of a mobile version of the shooter on the first anniversary of the game, citing a 14 million player audience.