“… it was time to shake issues up.”
Riot has unveiled Valorant’s new character: Yoru, an infiltrating duelist.
Yoru makes use of numerous instruments to reposition himself and create fakeouts, Riot stated.
“Yoru gamers will likely be lurking across the map, inflicting chaos, and getting frags,” reads the official blurb.
Riot has but to point out off Yoru gameplay, nevertheless it did launch a few screenshots in addition to a brand new cinematic, all beneath.
Riot additionally launched Yoru’s skill descriptions:
- C: FAKEOUT Equip an echo that mimics footsteps when activated. Fireplace to activate and ship the echo ahead. Alt hearth to position an echo in place. Use the inactive echo to ship it ahead.
- E: GATECRASH Equip to harness a rift tether. Fireplace to ship the tether out shifting ahead. Alt hearth to position a tether in place. Activate to teleport to the tether’s location.
- Q: BLINDSIDE Equip to tear an unstable dimensional fragment from actuality. Fireplace to throw the fragment, activating a flash that winds up as soon as it collides with a tough floor in world.
- X: DIMENSIONAL DRIFT Equip a masks that may see between dimensions. Fireplace to float into Yoru’s dimension, unable to be affected or seen by enemies from the skin.
“Once we began speaking concerning the objectives for this agent we knew it was time to shake issues up in Valorant,” stated Valorant product lead John Goscicki.
“The concept of ‘Stealthly Infiltration’ is one thing we toyed round with for years, however might by no means match within the recreation. We felt that if we began from the bottom up, we might create an agent that revolved across the thought of ‘Stealthly Infiltration’ indirectly.
“With that in thoughts we additionally needed Yoru to be an agent that might create some actually excessive moments all through the sport. The type of rounds the place if you happen to pull every little thing off appropriately you’re feeling like the best participant ever. The group has been tremendous stoked to get this man in gamers’ palms, he’s positively going to trigger some disruption inside the recreation.”
Yoru arrives as a part of Episode 2 Act 1 of the aggressive multiplayer shooter, which kicks off on twelfth January and runs till 1st March. There is a new battlepass, which incorporates 12 gun skins, one melee pores and skin, gun buddies, playing cards, sprays and titles.