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Riot Games reveal first-look at new Valorant Agent and map

Published: 21/May/2020 19:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Riot Games appears to have shown off a brief glimpse at the upcoming eleventh Valorant Agent in an image posted to the game’s official website.

In a blog post detailing information about the launch on June 2, 2020, Riot also included an image showing off the ten agents currently in the game, and a little something or someone extra.

While the image shows every Agent side-by-side, on the far right next to Sage, there’s an empty slot where a shoe is visible.

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Could this shoe belong to Sabine?

The black shoe appears to have a slight heel and is colored in black and either bronze or gold. Additionally, there’s some purple added too.

Aside from that, however, there’s not much to go off, but it’s clear that Riot included this brief glimpse at the new Agent on purpose, especially as they revealed the new character will be available when the game launches.

Some Valorant players have also reported Agents having voice lines directed towards a character known as “Sabine.” Additionally, it seems she could be vampire-like as some comments reference a “life-stealing” ability.

Besides the new Agent, Riot also showed off what seems to be the new map in the CGI trailer released on May 21.

The new map had already been featured in some screenshots, but the trailer shows off Jett and Phoenix using their abilities before the video transitions to the release date reveal.

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Riot teased a new Valorant map in the launch

It’s possible that the new map, rumored to be called “Ascent,” will be for a new game mode. Not much is known about the map or even what the game mode will be, but it seems to have a clear Venetian theme.

The Valorant closed beta will end on May 28, so you better get in all the rounds you can until then, but keep in mind that your progress will reset once the game goes live.

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Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.