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New vampire Valorant Agent supposedly leaked

Published: 28/Apr/2020 21:00 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 21:01

by Bill Cooney

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Over the last week or so, various leaks regarding an upcoming Valorant character have come out and now a brand new clue has apparently been discovered on Haven.

Valorant players have noticed that several heroes have voice lines referencing a character named “Sabine” during their pre-round voice lines.

A lot of people thought at first that Sabine was simply the first name of Viper, and that’s who characters were referring to, but new evidence might prove otherwise.

First off, Viper doesn’t have the ability to “suck the life” out of enemies, as the voice lines imply that Sabine can, her poison only damages enemies.

Plus, Viper has lines of her own referencing the unreleased character: “Sabine, Sabine, what have you been working on over there?”

Images of what seem to be a profile picture have also appeared, and show the agent wearing a helmet that resembles Boba Fett, with only her mouth showing.

Reddit user Jakeskics added fuel to the Sabine conspiracy fire when they discovered an in-game image of the upcoming agent on Haven.

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Sabine, is that you?

Riot themselves have said we’ll be getting two more agents released during the beta, along with two new maps, and at this point we would put money on Sabine being one of the new characters to be released.

As far as her abilities or kit goes, we don’t know much more than what’s been given to us in the voice lines. She’s called a vampire and references to a “life-stealing” ability are have been heard, so she might be able to sap life from enemies to heal herself and her team, possibly sort of similar to Moira in Overwatch.

This is all just speculation at this point, as nothing specific has been revealed yet about her kit, but Sage is the only Sentinel agent so far, so it would make sense to add another healer/support before the end of the beta.

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Sage could definitely use some backup in the healing category.

We saw Valorant beta patch 0.49 announced on April 28 which finally brings ranked play to Valorant, but didn’t include any new agents or maps.

With Riot sticking to a weekly update schedule for the game though, we might not have to wait too long to figure out what makes the mysterious Sabine tick.

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Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
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The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.