Who is Jett in Valorant? Abilities, gameplay, lore
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Who is Jett in Valorant?

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:04 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 2:07

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant is a tactical shooter that demands players to calculate every movement and firefight to come out on top. Jett, however, is an Agent that can slightly bend those rules with her extremely mobile ability kit, and she’s a strong pick to take into New Earth.

With a variety of picks to choose from, Riot’s Valorant roster has something in it for everybody. Whether you’re trying to anchor a reactor site or be the first one in the action once a fight breaks out, there’s plenty of options to choose from.

Duelists, the character class in Valorant meant to be more offensively-minded, have abilities that facilitate that first engagement with tools to get picks or survive once you manage to get a kill or two.

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Jett is an agile fighter from South Korea, prioritizing movement, mobility and stealth over everything else when in battle. This is obvious in the gameplay reveal when we first saw Jett use Cloudbursts to sneak around the bomb site, and fast movement to confuse opponents.

Jett gameplay

More than anyone in the game, Jett lets people play around with angles that aren’t so straight forward. She has the ability to quickly dash in a linear direction to get out of trouble, or propel upwards to discover completely new vantage points to take advantage of.

If you’re on defense, that allows you to change up your position to keep the opponent guessing. On offense, it gives you everything you need to open a round with a kill for a quick 4v5 and make a safe escape.

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Jett players should get used to high-risk, high-reward gameplay to really unlock the potential of the South Korean Agent.

Jett’s abilities in Valorant

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Jett’s ability symbols can be seen along the lower edge of the screen.

Jett has two abilities that empower her agility and a smoke projectile that lets her create a brief window of cover to hunt for opponents or to quickly abandon a position if she gets overrun.

  • Q – Updraft: Instantly propel Jett high into the air.
  • E – Tailwind: Instantly propel Jett in the direction she is moving. If Jett is standing still she will propel forward.
  • C – Cloudburst: Instantly throw a projectile that expands into a brief vision
  •  X – Blade Storm: Equip a set of highly accurate knives that recharge on killing an opponent. Fire

Jett’s lore & personality

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Jett’s aesthetic matches her gameplay perfectly.

Jett’s motto is short and sweet: “Keep up.” And it encapsulates the kind of Agent Jett is completely – to the point, discrete and a nuisance to play against when her abilities are utilized correctly.

Jett’s outfit, complete with a handy utility belt and a hooded cloak, shows what kind of Agent you’re dealing with, and she’s clearly always prepared for battle but able to make a quick getaway if need be.

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It’s easy to draw similarities between Jett and League of Legends’ Akali, an incredibly mobile champion who also uses smoke to stay hidden from enemies. On top of that, Akali also throws daggers at her enemy, so there may be some inspiration from LoL’s flagship champion in Jett.