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Valorant ‘Spike Rush’ could be the next game mode coming soon

Published: 22/May/2020 8:47 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:45

by Brad Norton


Valorant’s next game mode could be right around the corner, with a recent data mine potentially revealing its name, ‘Spike Rush,’ as well as a few potentially key details about the new playlist as well.

A June 2 release date is now set in stone for Riot’s FPS title and a heap of fresh content appears to be in the pipeline. Not only will a new Agent and a new map be available at the full launch of Valorant, but a new mode is also expected.

While references to a deathmatch variant have been leaked already, new files appear to reveal another objective-based game type on the way.

Prominent dataminer ‘FloxaY’ originally leaked Valorant’s ranks on April 23. Now they appear to have revealed the name of the new mode: ‘Spike Rush.’

While this information should be taken with a grain of salt until official confirmation, a few key lines of text in-game could confirm the existence of this upcoming mode.

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Players may have to be quick on their feet in this new mode.

Riot’s latest blog post outlined how “intense” the current modes can be. “Having an alternative by launch (or a few weeks thereafter)” is a key focus for the developers.

Current competitive matches can last 30-40 minutes on average. However, a few data mined strings of code point to a more rapid alternative.

The duration of this Spike Rush mode has been pinpointed at only 8-12 minutes in comparison. Not only that, but gameplay could be in for a major shakeup through the form of temporary buffs.

“Speed boost” is one such power-up found in the Closed Beta files. This could hint at a movement speed buff for individual Agents, or even entire teams.

While this particular dataminer has been accurate with leaks in the past, plans could always change. Developers test all sorts of things behind the scenes and Spike Rush might never see the light of day. 

With Valorant’s full release just weeks away, however, there’s a good chance this will be the new addition at launch.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
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Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.