Valorant Devs tease new agent and State of agents for May 2021

Valorant devs tease new Agents in the upcoming patch 3.0 and also plan to change the state of valorant agents In the game for May 2021.

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Valorant State of Agents

The new Valorant State of agents May 2021: Viper’s recent balance was a test of a new approach where we go all-in with Agents that are struggling. Now that the newest version of Viper has been out for a while, we’ve had enough time to evaluate whether this first attempt worked. 

We’re noticing that Viper’s niche is more distinctly carved out across all skill bands. Now that we’re seeing her play rate increase, we’ll monitor to see if she’s still too oppressive post-nerf, as both sides are playing against her utility. 

why all should be able to appreciate and succeed within the unique playspace that each Agent occupies, and this approach for Viper is a nudge in that direction. That said, there are some rough edges here we may need to smooth out. 

FUTURE BALANCE

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We are looking into releasing updates to Breach, Skye, Yoru, and Astra. 

Breach / Skye

The goal here is to provide Breach and Skye with more self-sufficiency, to do so, we’re looking to remove their ability to dish out 3 consecutive flashes. For Breach, we are looking to balance power across his kit, instead of it all sitting on his flash.

Yoru

We’re exploring an increase in the power within his unique playspace. One of the big opportunities here is to make “Fakeout” a more impactful ability.

Astra

The galaxy brain Agent provides a specific playstyle to the game, but we’re looking to take some steps to add more counterplay to some of Astra play patterns that are too oppressive in coordinated play.

Barring resource constraints or development hiccups, you should start to see these changes roll out around Patch 3.0, and hopefully no later than 3.02.

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NEW AGENTS

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As you saw in the latest Act, there was no new Agent bundled with the launch of Breeze. To reiterate; this is because we’re prioritizing quality over speed—VALORANT is a game played on the slimmest of margins and we want to make sure everything we put out has the level of refinement you expect. That said, expect a new Agent for Patch 3.0. 

This time around we are throwing in some abilities that should feel familiar to folks who’ve played traditional FPS games their whole lives, but with added elements that will make those recognizable abilities unique within our roster. This is an Agent who’s utility can create moments where you must rely on your gunplay.

The new Agent is coming soon enough, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you think when they finally say hello! 

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