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Cloud9’s Tenz and Vice explain why Valorant’s new Agent Skye is scary

Published: 10/Oct/2020 23:04 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 23:05

by Alan Bernal

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Valorant’s new Agent for Act 3 has been piquing everyone’s interest, including Cloud9’s Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo and Daniel ‘vice’ Kim who both were thoroughly impressed with Skye’s utility-heavy abilities.

Agent 13 will be the second (team) healer in the game’s lineup. Unlike Sage, however, Skye is going to come well-equipped to scout ahead or expose players on the battlefield to great effect.

Getting an early look at all of what the new character will be able to accomplish, the C9 duo examined every ability under the Skye and Tenz was baffled at some of the tricks she could pull off.

“Follow the Hawk and see how it flashes,” Tenz said, stress testing Skye’s tracking flash ability and discovering it could blind inside of Market on Ascent all the way from B link. “This is scary, dude.”

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With her many trinkets, Skye is primed to disrupt the Valorant meta once she releases.

Though there are some pitfalls to her kit, such as her line-of-sight heal or the aforementioned flash that isn’t exactly a walk in the park to control.

In any case, there are myriad uses to the kit, especially Regrowth that, admittedly, isn’t as strong as its first impression might suggest. The AoE heal gives Skye four charges to play with and can hold down the ability to slowly replenish teammates’ health bars.

While any heals in the middle of a round are always welcomed, the C9 pros agreed that this was “much worse” than it could have been.

But when it comes to offensive scouting, Skye is going to be pretty popular with some players. Her Trailblazer trinket summons a Tasmanian tiger that can be controlled to run ahead and do a leap attack that inflicts some damage while dealing “a concussive blast.”

Meanwhile her Seekers is a cross-map homing ultimate that can tail people from wherever they are on the map. Be warned, however, as these sprites do have a range at which they disappear, but if they land on their target, they get near-sighted for a moment.

“(Seekers) is six charges and it basically is nuts for just following it and entry-ing with it,” Tenz said. “It’s basically a Sova Drone on crack.”

Vice still needs some convincing that this Agent will replace any of the others in team comps, but does say that the Guiding Light flash is “insane.”

Syke will be able to give teams an extremely versatile flash that can be used to both blind opponents or to get people off an angle.

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Pro players are already dissecting how to best use Skye in Valorant.

While the flash can sometimes lead the Agent to blind herself, the ability to completely manipulate its trajectory (like Jett’s Cloudburst smokes) is an exciting prospect.

It’ll be interesting how the Valorant community and its pro players integrate her kit in a match once she releases in the highly-anticipated Act 3 patch.

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Valorant Act 3 Battlepass Epilogue Chapter: Rewards & how to complete

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:57

by Nate Searl

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Valorant’s Act 3 Battlepass includes a new Epilogue Chapter where you can earn bonus rewards. Here is a look at the bonus rewards and how you can add them to your collection. 

Act 3 in Valorant is in full swing and Riot is giving players more ways to earn rewards with the Act 3 Battlepass. Like with all Battlepass rewards, these items will be exclusive and you won’t be able to get them any other way. Here are the rewards and how you can earn them.

How to get to the Epilogue Chapter

The Battlepass currently consists of 10 chapters with five tiers per chapter. You can begin the Act 3 epilogue chapter after you complete the first 50 tiers of the Battlepass. There are two ways to complete the Battlepass:

  1. Gain tiers by getting experience from playing and completing daily and weekly quests.
  2. Pay 300 Valorant Points to gain an individual tier.

If you want to complete the Battlepass and reach the epilogue without paying real money for Valorant Points, you will need to play a lot.

Completing the daily quests every day is extremely important, as you can earn 4,000 extra experience per day doing this. Getting the weekly quests done is absolutely mandatory, as this is where you get a huge bulk of your experience.

Rewards

Like the other chapters, the Epilogue Chapter has five tiers, each with an exclusive reward. Here they are:

  1. Discotech Gun Buddy
  2. 10 Radianite Points
  3. 10 Radianite Points
  4. 10 Radianite Points
  5. Versus // Vandal + Phantom Card
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Epilogue Chapter Rewards

You will only be able to earn these rewards through experience and you cannot pay Valorant Points for them. This means that you will need to get them started as soon as possible to ensure you have time to finish them up.

You aren’t in too much of a rush yet, however, as Act 3 in Valorant doesn’t end for another 77 days. This should give you plenty of time to get through the Battlepass and get the rewards. Just remember to keep grinding away those games and quests each day to get as much experience as you can.