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Valorant leak reveals unreleased agent “Bombshell”

Published: 30/Apr/2020 11:26

by Jacob Hale

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A new Valorant leak has revealed an unreleased and possibly scrapped Agent called ‘Bombshell’, with voice lines directly addressing the character suggesting an interesting backstory and utility, too.

Valorant is still in its beta phase, but it has quickly become one of the biggest games in the world, as Riot Games look to capitalize on their name by spreading into new genres and markets.

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While players have been discussing the best Valorant Agents, the most overpowered abilities and who needs a fix, this leak could show one character that we’re missing out on.

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Valorant will likely have many potential Agents in their backlogs.

As first showcased by PlayerIGN in a video posted on April 29, it looks like there’s an unreleased Agent called Bombshell, and it sounds like he could have changed up the meta slightly.

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The leak comes in the form of voice lines from various characters in the game directly addressing “Bombshell,” who PlayerIGN believes to be an engineer character he spoke about in a previous leak.

Two voice lines come from Breach, suggesting that there is a close relationship between the two that might have been somewhat nefarious in nature, while an unheard Sage voice line says “Ignite this place, Bombshell,” hinting at an explosive and fiery Agent.

It’s unclear why the Agent is not currently in the game – it could hint at the future release of Bombshell throughout the game’s lifecycle, but some fans believe it was likely scrapped due to some hints given from the lines.

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One unreleased Cypher voice line addresses a “little engineer,” while Jett says she takes back what she said about his height, so some fans are theorizing that Bombshell was considerably shorter than other characters, thus making him slightly unfair due to having a smaller hitbox than others.

PlayerIGN believes that a codename he has found, Killjoy, may belong to Bombshell, alongside some abilities that it appears would be Bombshell’s should he arrive in the game.

The abilities include a deployable turret and “equipping lasers,” though it’s not clear what exactly that would entail. It’s also said that he would likely have an energy or electric hammer of some kind.

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Whether or not Bombshell ends up in Valorant remains to be seen, and we’ll just have to wait and see whether Riot Games decide to put him in, rework him entirely or get rid of him altogether.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:58

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. There’s also the new map, Icebox, and first details of the battle pass.

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 Episode 1, Act 3:

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ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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Riot says they’re “closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish.” A new Map, fresh 50-tiered Battlepass, changes to competitive mode, and the next Agent coming 2 weeks into the act.

New Map: Icebox (October 13 Unrated, October 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 a 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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Because the new map is being pushed live earlier than was planned, 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.

Competitive Refresh (October 27)

Riot is making some changes to how ranking works in the competitive mode of Valorant. The developers say they are working “on the long term health of organized team play.”

  • New Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers
  • Select preferred server, to improve ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

You can check out a full breakdown of the changes coming in Act III and beyond here.

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Act III Battlepass (October 13)

As with each new act, a fresh Battlepass is also dropping on October 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!).

New weapon skin: Singularity (October 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)

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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.