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Valorant 1.09 leaks reveal new details about unreleased Agents & mobile

Published: 30/Sep/2020 0:01 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 0:15

by Alan Bernal

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The Valorant 1.09 patch update introduced new information in the game’s backend files for dataminers to sift through, leading to new information on an Agent codenamed ‘Stealth,’ as well as more details on a mobile version.

There was also an updated audio file for another Agent called ‘Necro,’ although indications for that character haven’t been seen since Reyna was released in Valorant. In either case, there are assets that show some of the progress Riot could be making on Agent 13.

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When it comes to these kinds of files, dataminers only have obscure images and sounds to work off of. This can sometimes make the names of the files more pertinent than what’s actually found in a given game’s backend.

Dataminer ‘Mang0eleaks’ rummaged through the Valorant 1.09 patch to see what the files contained, and it’s showing steady progress for possible Agents and a Mobile addition to go with the tactical shooter.

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Textures that were linked to ‘Stealth’ and its abilities.

Agent codenamed ‘Stealth’

Files for a proposed Agent named ‘Stealth’ are currently being worked on, according to the leaks. This time, there’s only some images of different textures and mentions of ‘Invisibility’ in other files to clue us in about the new character, but nothing more than that.

“Based on the files, this agent has been in development since Alpha. Only materials and textures have been added for this agent,” Mang0eleaks said.

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A ‘geo tear’ effect that’s linked to a Valorant character named Stealth.

They noted that some of the leaks are labeled with ‘Radianite,’ the as-of-yet detailed material in Riot’s lore that likely has something to do with how Valorant Agents get their abilities.

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The dataminer found a ‘geometrical mesh’ that they think could be a ‘Tunnel’ ability for Stealth, although nothing is certain just yet.

Valorant on Mobile?

Along with the leaks, there were new strings of information that had to do with a mobile companion.

It’s unclear what kind of app Riot would have in mind, but the files suggest simple commands are being worked on.

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For example, the phrases “action to perform when double tapping on left hand side of screen” and “BaseProfileName” along with “iPhoneXS Device Profile” could range from the beginning of a mobile Valorant port to a simple companion app like Riot has with League of Legends.

The studio has long-term plans for Valorant, so keep it locked on @Dexerto and our Valorant feed for more information as it comes out.

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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.