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New Valorant gameplay reveals in-depth look at Ultimate abilities

Published: 2/Mar/2020 14:17

by Andy Williams

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Exclusive Valorant gameplay from popular Overwatch YouTube channel HITSCAN has provided us with an in-depth look at Ultimate abilities in Riot’s upcoming FPS.

The hype is real for Valorant. The Agent-based, 5v5 tactical shooter takes place on a near-future Earth, where teams will take turns to attack and defend reactor sites in a best-of-24 round format.

Following on from Riot Games’ March 2 press release, plenty have been dissecting the footage of the game’s round preview. However, thanks to the guys over at HITSCAN, we have some extended footage to breakdown.

Valorant's characters.
Riot Games
Valorant’s gameplay will largely revolve around character abilities.

While it is already known that Agent abilities will rely on a player’s economic resources, little is known about a player’s ultimate (ULT) ability and how they’ll work in-game.

However, an in-depth look at HITSCAN’s footage shows Agent Jett’s ‘Blade Storm’ ULT in full effect (and more importantly, how this is earned).

After earning a flurry of kills at one of the reactor sites, Jett’s Ultimate ability becomes available to deploy.

Segment starts at 10:34 for mobile users.

Per Riot’s character descriptions, the developers describe the Blade Storm ability as “several deadly throwing knives that deal moderate damage and kill on headshots. Scoring a kill restores all daggers.”

While we don’t see Jett deploy her Blade Storm ability in HITSCAN’s extended gameplay video, we can deduce that kills count towards Jett’s Ultimate ability and cannot be purchased between rounds.

Moreover, this doesn’t appear to be exclusive to Jett. Other Agents, such as Brimstone, appear to be reliant on kills to charge their ULT.

Brimstone in Valorant.
HITSCAN (YouTube) / Riot Games
Kills count towards Ultimate abilities, which can turn the round’s tide in your team’s favor.

On top of delving into the mechanics of Jett’s Ultimate ability, HITSCAN’s video also highlights how abilities work for Viper, Sage, Brimstone and Phoenix.

Of course, Agent abilities are designed to add an additional tactical element to gameplay, and can dictate the outcome of a round.

This means that teams will have to manage their economy efficiently, to ensure that those Agents who are poised to earn their Ultimate ability have the best possible chance of earning it.

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Valorant Sensation skin bundle revealed: price, release date

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:43

by Lauren Bergin

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Just in time for the First Strike Global Finals, Riot Games have released the new rainbow-themed Valorant Sensation skins. Here’s everything you need to know, including skin prices and release date. 

Valorant fans have long been awaiting some new skins, especially after the patch 1.11 disaster has left Riot devs a little reluctant to release biweekly patches and updates.

The last notable skin bundle were the Ion skins, a futuristic take on the in-game weapons. This time, however, in the spirit of celebration the new Valorant skins certainly live up to their name: the Sensation Skins.

A very different look from anything we’ve seen before, here’s everything you need to know about the Sensation skin line.

Sensation bundle price

Each gun skin in the Sensation bundle will cost 875 VP.

For those looking to celebrate first strike rainbow style, the Sensation bundle is available for 2930 VP, which puts it in the ‘Select Edition’ Tier.

Here are the weapons with skins in this bundle:

  • Frenzy
  • Judge
  • Odin
  • Stinger
  • Vandal

Release date

The Sensation skins will be available to purchase on December 3, so you can jump into Valorant right now and pick them up.

Check out some of the images of the weapons and variants:

Frenzy

Valorant Frenzy Sensation Skin

Judge

Valorant Sensation Judge Skin

Odin

Valorant Odin Sensation Skin

Stinger

Valorant Sensation Stinger

Vandal

Vandal Sensation Valorant

The Sensation bundle joins the massive array of skins now available in Valorant, as Riot are still adding cosmetics at a remarkable rate. You can see every skin bundle in Valorant here.