A little clip showing a new robot agent loading in the background during the last Summer Game Festival appeared yesterday when his head activated at a table nearby. The video didn’t reveal much about the agent, but fans have already begun to put together its probable skills. Riot Games has unveiled its latest teaser for a new agent in Valorant, its strategic shooter game. A droid is awakened by an unknown force in the short footage, which then tilts down to reveal a robotic head lit up.
The video was first shown at the Summer Game Fest inaugural presentation yesterday (June 10) and then shared on social media. It’s unclear whether the droid is the new agent or the machine is controlled by the agent; further information will be provided in the following weeks. Riot Games is expected to release the new Valorant agent alongside the tactical shooter’s third episode, which will be released on June 22. After the Astra publishes in Episode 2: Act 2 (in March), in Episode 2: Act 1 ( in January), and Episode 1: Act 3 (in August), the upcoming actors will be the 16th playable person in the game (in October 2020). Earlier this week, Riot Games announced plans for a new mobile Valorant edition that coincides with a year-long celebration for the PC game.
On June 10 Killjoy took over the official VALORANT Twitter and has been posting cryptic photos on a regular basis. “Variable removed,” the caption reads. Alarmbot is down,” most likely referring to one of the new agent’s powers. “We’re just as willing to keep the PC experience at or above its current level of quality, and we’re not going to sacrifice it to cater to the mobile market.” The short clip of the robot operating suggests that Killjoy most likely designed it to assist in the defense against the mirrored operatives attempting to steal Earth-1’s Radiant. He mentioned the company’s regular upgrades with “new agents, maps, and pushing meta shifts,” along with its massive support in the “competition scene.” The new robot agent will quite certainly contain usable daggers or knives which can be used to disable other agent capabilities, such as Killjoy’s Alarmbot.
It’s unsure whether the new agent can block all capabilities or just physical ones like Killjoy’s Alarmbot and Raze’s Boom Bot. Heretics have added German player Felix “al0rante” Brandl to its VALORANT roster, the company announced. After failing to qualify for the VCT Masters Stage Two Reykjavik, Heretics altered nearly all of its squad. In early May, Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel was demoted to the bench. The Spanish company moved Melih “pAura” Karaduran to Blaze Esports and ultimately traded ygimantas “nukkye” Chmieliauskas and Auni “AvovA” Chahade to G2 Esports earlier in the month for Patryk “paTiTek” Fabrowski and Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks. At almost the same time when ardiis and paTiTek came, the Spanish company obtained LDN UTD’s Ondej “MONSTEERR” Petr.
Their effective lineup will also be led by a different coach. In May, former FunPlus Phoenix captain Ivan “Johnta” Shevtsov was hired to replace Tanishq “Tanizhq” Sabharwal. With so many modifications, the Heretics will start the second half of the VALIANT events in 2021 with only Christian “lowel” Garcia remaining from the original team that dominated the European competition in 2020, more memorably conquering the First Strike Europe in December. If they wish to compete in the Champions event at the end of 2021, they must at least qualified for the Master’s Three Berlin.