New Agent Yoru arrives next week in Valorant

The character was unofficially revealed by a Russian YouTube channel earlier this week, but now Riot Games have made him official. It looks like the leak was right: Valorants next agent is a tricky teleporter named Yoru. Episode 2 Act 1 will introduce a new battle pass, as well as Yoru, a new infiltrating duelist. Edgy lad Yoru is set to debut in the tactical FPS next week on January 12th. New Agent Yoru arrives

New Agent Yoru arrives
New Agent Yoru arrives

Which just so happens to be the start date of the game’s new Episode and Act to boot. Japanese native Yoru rips holes straight through reality to infiltrate enemy lines unseen. Using deception and aggression in equal measure, he gets the drop on each target before they know where to look.

Judging from his bio, he sounds like he’ll be some proper stealthy fun (though I don’t fancy playing against him). He also has a flash ability called Blindside. This throws a little ball of rift energy out, which has to hit a wall for the flash to pop. In a press release, Riot has given the full lo-down on his abilities too. The first is Fake out.

Which fires out some ghostly footsteps that mimic the noise characters make when they stomp around. Next is Gatecrash.

A move that fires out a “rift tether” that Yoru can teleport to (it reminds me a little of the translocation Sombra uses in Overwatch).

This new Episode and Act come with a new battle pass as well, with 12 different gun skins to earn, and a load of gun buddies sprays. It’ll cost you 1000 Valorant Points (which cost around £10/$10 to buy).

Then his ultimate ability is called Dimensional Drift, which makes him completely invisible and invulnerable to enemies (kind of like Apex Legends’ Wraith’s tactical ability, Into the Void).


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