New Valorant Agent Jett revealed: Abilities, gameplay and lore - Dexerto
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New Valorant Agent Jett revealed: Abilities, gameplay and lore

Published: 2/Apr/2020 18:04

by Jacob Hale

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Riot Games’ upcoming first-person shooter Valorant is one of the most exciting things in gaming right now, and they’ve now revealed another one of around ten Agents that will be available at launch: Jett.

Riot Games’ slow reveal of different aspects of the game has been spectacular, giving fans just enough to sink their teeth into and maintaining interest on an ever-growing basis.

This includes the Agents, or playable characters, that will be available in the game at launch, including the likes of Sova and Viper in recent reveals. Now, though, we get to take a closer look at Jett.

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, where we see Jett use smoke bombs to sneak around the bomb site, and fast movement to confuse opponents.

Jett gameplay reveal

Now, many of the Agents available in Valorant have been revealed and as such we’ve seen a huge mixture of different abilities and playstyles, and players are already starting to pick who they want to play as in the April 7 closed beta.

Jett is for the players who value their life above all else and aren’t willing to count themselves out until the final whistle blows, and she has all the utility available to her to make that possible.

Jett’s abilities in Valorant

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

Like the other Agents in Valorant, Jett has two Basic abilities, one Signature ability, and one Ultimate ability.

  • Cloudburst: Throw out a cloud of fog that obscures vision on impact. Hold down the ability button to bend the cloud’s in-flight trajectory.
  • Updraft: After a brief wind up, propel yourself upwards.
  • Signature Ability – Tailwind: Immediately dash a short distance in the direction you’re moving.
  • Ultimate Ability – Blade Storm: Arm yourself with several deadly throwing knives that deal moderate damage and kill on headshots. Scoring a kill restores all daggers. Left click throws a single dagger. Right click throws all remaining daggers in a short-ranged burst.

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.

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.

With around half of Valorant’s playable Agents now revealed, there’s not a lot more for players to do except wait for the beta and hope they get in – there will be thousands trying to get in on April 7, but it’s not yet clear how many Riot will allow in.

So far, though, it seems some of the top streamers who were involved in the playtest absolutely love it, with Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek even describing it as one of the greatest games he’s ever played.

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Valorant leak reveals fan-favorite Reaver skins returning for Halloween

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:24 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 3:01

by Andrew Amos

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The Reaver skins have been long requested in Valorant since the beta. After being an option for players to buy, they suddenly disappeared with no intention of coming back. Except, they are, with a leak revealing the skin line is returning in time for Halloween.

When the Valorant closed beta ended, everyone lost all of their progress. This included Agents and skins, which players were forced to grind for again.

However, while most of the closed beta contents made the full release, the Reaver skin line didn’t. The deep purple and gold skins for the Operator, Vandal, Sheriff, and Melee were left in the closed beta, and players weren’t happy.

Reaver collection in Valorant
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The Reaver skins disappeared after the closed beta, but they’re coming back.

Every skin release since has had a dedicated chorus of complaints about where the Reaver collection is. That chorus may be silenced now though, as a Valorant leak has revealed Reaver skins could be returning for Halloween.

According to dataminer ‘ValorLeaks,’ the Reaver skin collection has been spotted in the main Valorant files under the codename “SoulStealerV2.” They’ll be launching in time for the spooky season, and will be “new and improved.”

“The Reaver Skin set will be the Halloween Skins for Valorant this holiday. They will be new and improved. A few updates ago I spotted ‘SoulStealerV2’, [and] Soul Stealer was the code name for Reaver,” they added.

New and improved could mean more skins to bolster the collection ⁠— most Valorant skin lines have five skins, while Reaver only has four. It could also mean new effects on reload, draw, and more.

It also comes after the Valorant account tweeted out a teaser on October 23. With the caption “decode this,” the image hint had six phrases ⁠— all saying “I’m returning” in different languages ⁠— alongside the scoped-in reticle for the Reaver skin.

Almost immediately the puzzle was solved, and the hype is unbearably real. However, there’s still a couple of questions: what guns will be a part of the Reaver collection, and when exactly is it coming?

Given Halloween is less than 10 days away, players can probably expect the Reaver skins to drop shortly. Patch 1.12 is set to release on October 27, and if we were to hazard a guess, it could be coming after the update. Keep your eyes peeled though, because Reaver is back.