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Tribal Valorant Initiator Agent Chenoa would be perfect for Episode 2

Published: 9/Sep/2020 12:35

by Andy Williams

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With Riot being vocal about their Agent release schedule in Valorant, fans are keen to see how they expand Future Earth’s roster. And this animal-loving character might be the perfect fit.

Following the introduction of Killyjoy in Episode 1: Act 2, fans are now anticipating what Riot have up their sleeve for Act 3’s Agent.

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Of course, given that Act 3 is merely weeks away, Riot will have ironed out the creases and already be set on which character will make their debut. With many believing that the Act 2 Battlepass has already teased an insect-based Agent for the final installment of Episode 1.

But what about Episode 2? Given that we’ve already seen a soul-absorbing Duelist and a techy Sentinel added to the mix, one savvy fan has created a more traditional Initiator Agent — and she might just fit right into the meta.

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Killjoy on computer in Valorant
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Killyjoy’s technology certainly shook up the Episode 1 meta during Act 2.

Chenoa: Valorant Initiator Agent concept

Moving away from the far-fetched reality of Future Earth’s Agents, ‘bayleaf97’ created a concept based on the character’s tribal roots — where instead of bionic arms or flashy tech, the character harnesses their abilities from Radianite.

Chenoa’s abilities revolved around her bond with her owl sidekick, Wahu. Each of her abilities are either inspired by traits from an owl or involve Wahu to get involved within the thick of the action.

Specifically, her ‘Screech’ ability would naturally lend itself into her Initiator style, since the ability to break past enemy lines without making a sound would definitely prove handy when on Attack.

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  • Ability 1 (Q) — Ghost Tracks: Reveal the most recent footprints that the enemy has left within the last 10 seconds.
  • Ability 2 (E) — Screech: Deafen every enemy for a short duration within hearing distance.
  • Signature Ability (C) — Third Eye: Place Wahu on your shoulder for a short duration to have him watch your back.
  • Ultimate Ability (X) — Soaring Owl: Send Wahu to a deceased ally anywhere on the map to turn them into a spirit who can roam the battleground. Wahu can be shot in the air by the enemy team if spotted.
Valorant Initiator Agent concept.
bayleaf97 (Reddit)
Chenoa’s abilities would allow her to push through enemy lines with ease.

Interestingly, her Signature Ability seems to take inspiration from Apex Legends’ Wraith, whose Passive Ability allows her to hear voices from ‘The Void,’ which essentially provides a verbal cue whenever an enemy locks onto her.

While there would definitely need to be some tweaks before Chenoa would slot into the meta (such as balancing her ability to identify enemy footprints while simultaneously being able to rush without being heard), there’s definitely scope for the tribal Initiator in Future Earth.

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Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battle pass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26

by Calum Patterson

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Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.

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In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Act 3:

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New Map: Icebox

Because the new map is being pushed live early, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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We’re still closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish. On top of our newest map, you’ll unlock 50-tiers of fresh Battlepass goods to personalize your play, have another go at your Rank with refined Competitive matchmaking, and try the latest Agent just one patch later.

MAP: ICEBOX (OCT. 13 UNRATED, OCT. 27 COMPETITIVE)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.

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COMPETITIVE REFRESH (OCT. 27)

These Act III Competitive changes hope to make your Rank climb tighter as we work on the long term health of organized team play:

  • Upgrade that Act Rank Badge with the next Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers, for tighter matchmaking
  • Select your preferred server and improve your ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

Watch our latest Dev Diary for more detail and a peek into Joe Ziegler’s living room.

ACT III BATTLEPASS (OCT. 13)

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.

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Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

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Learn more about VALORANT’s Battlepass system here.

WEAPON SKIN: SINGULARITY (OCT. 13)

Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.

GUN BUDDY: WELCOME, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

Valorant Act 3 agent teaser
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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.