Valorant

New Valorant Agent 15 teasers spotted in-game after 2.03 update

Published: 18/Feb/2021 6:40

by Brad Norton

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The first hints at Valorant’s next Agent have appeared in-game following patch 2.03, as players have spotted peculiar visuals across a number of maps.

While the latest Valorant patch introduced plenty of key balance changes, there was more to the update than first meets the eye. A new game type, Reyna changes, and Yoru buffs headlined the latest overhaul, though a handful of secrets were also bundled in.

We’ve already been handed some information on Agent 15, but these new secrets are the first in-game teasers for what comes next in Valorant.

Agent 15 is set to be the fourth Controller and cause a “cosmic shift” in the game. With unique visuals now appearing across Valorant, cosmic definitely seems like an appropriate label.

One of the first teasers was spotted by Valorant player ‘cynprel’ on Haven. After loading into the map, they noticed something out of the ordinary behind the Defender spawn. Atop a green crate wedged into the wall was a glowing yellow effect, currently being labeled as an Ember.

This Ember is unlike anything else in the game today. It appears similar to a flash effect but with a few extra details. There are spherical outlines surrounding the bright centre, along with a smoke effect emanating from within.

While there’s no confirmation on what this means for now, these teasers lend perfectly to early speculation. If Agent 15 has been designed for “galaxy brain players,” as Riot explained, a blend of abilities could be in the cards. Perhaps this mix of a flash and a smoke could indicate the upcoming kit.

Agent 15 might be able to wield both powerful effects, flashing enemies where appropriate while smoking sight lines as well. With Act 2 of Episode 2 loosely set for March 2, we shouldn’t have to wait much longer to find out if this is indeed the case.

Valorant Agent 15 teaser
Twitter: cynprel
Agent 15 could drop into battle with a mixture of stuns and smokes.

These Embers didn’t just appear on Haven. Players have begun noticing the exact same visuals on Icebox and Bind as well. It’s entirely likely they’re hidden away throughout Split and Ascent as well.

With the first in-game teasers now appearing, be sure to keep your eyes peeled over the coming days. Riot could drop further easter eggs without letting anyone know. 

FIFA

FIFA 21 February Premier League POTM predictions

Published: 24/Feb/2021 6:50

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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EA SPORTS is set to announce FIFA 21’s Premier League Player of the Month (POTM) card for February, and after keeping an eye on player performances throughout the month, we’ve got some ideas on who it could be.

Manchester City, Chelsea, and Leicester City dominated in February. However, Manchester United performed reasonably well, too. Naturally, that means February’s Premier League Player of the Month is likely to come from one of them.

But it’s not all about how the team performs. Standout performances from individual players make a difference, too. After all, it’s an individual reward. Still, banging in goals and getting assists often gives players an edge, and there’s been plenty of those in the past few weeks.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the top contenders. The list includes some familiar names who have continued to perform well.

However, there might be one or two surprises, too.

FIFA 21 POTM predictions: Premier League (February)

United's star playmaker Bruno Fernandes could be one Premier League star to make this week's TOTW.
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Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes could be February’s Premier League Player of the Month and earn himself a FIFA 21 POTM card.

Ilkay Gundogan was January’s Premier League Player of the Month, and Bruno Fernandes won it the month before. But their stellar form hasn’t slowed down at all. They’re bound to be on the short-list once again.

Gundogan has four goals and one assist, while Bruno has four and three.

Jesse Lingard, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Raheem Sterling are also in the mix with three goals each. However, James Maddison and Luke Shaw have been rock-solid, too.

It’s a stacked list. But, although every one of these players deserves praise, only one of them can be February’s Premier League Player of the Month.

Our Premier League POTM predictions

  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • James Maddison 
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Luke Shaw
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Raheem Sterling

We think our list of candidates is right on the money. However, it’s all speculation until an official announcement has been made.

Once we know, we’ll be the first to inform you on @UltimateTeamUK.