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Valorant leak reveals new agent Raze and her abilities

Published: 5/Apr/2020 11:07

by Connor Bennett

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A set of leakers have uncovered a yet to be announced Valorant agent apparently known as ‘Raze’ from the game’s files. 

Back at the start of March 2019, Riot Games announced that the highly-anticipated Project A was going to be called Valorant – revealing short snippets of gameplay that immediately intrigued outsiders. 

Since then, there have been set drops of information about the first-person hero shooter, with the floodgates being opened on April 3 after content creators got their hands on it. However, despite plenty of revealed information, it appears as if Riot still has a few surprises up their sleeve.

Valorant gameplay.
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Fans will be able to get a feel for Valorant for the first time on April 7.

According to leakers FortTory and iFireMonkey, who are more used to data mining Fortnite details and cosmetics, there is an unreleased agent in Valorant known only as Raze. 

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As the leakers found out, Raze is set to be a female agent with a love for explosives – carrying a huge rocket launcher on her shoulders and an apparent set of fire grenades strapped to her utility belt. 

The initial leaked skin for the character also shows her with hints of red and yellow mixed into her clothing, as well as the word ‘BOOM’ scrawled over her t-shirt. 

Aside from just focusing on what the agent looks like and what weapon she might use, FortTory went one step further and revealed Raze’s supposed set of abilities – with, again, plenty of explosives to see. 

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Raze abilities in Valorant

  • Ability 1 – Blast Pack: Instantly throw a Blast Pack that will stick to surfaces. Re-use the ability after deployment to detonate, damaging and moving anything hit. 
  • Ability 2 – Cluster Grenade: Fire to throw the grenade, which does damage and creates sub-munitions, each doing damage to anyone in range
  • Ability 3 – Boom Bot: Fire will deploy the bot, causing it to travel in a straight line on the ground, bouncing off walls. The Boom Bot will lock on to any enemies in its frontal cone and chase them, exploding for heavy damage if it reaches them.
  • Ultimate Ability – Showstopper: Fire shoots a rocket that does massive area damage on contact with anything.

Now, while the pair of leakers have been proven to be pretty reliable in the past with Fortnite, it remains to be seen as to whether or not players will meet Raze in Valorant – especially in the state that has been leaked.

As with all data mined leaks, it must be noted that the game is still in development, and changes could be made before the game launches in Summer.

Until Riot announces the character, things could very well change, so we’ll just have to wait and see.