Valorant: New Agent coming alongside Balance changes in Patch 3.0

Valorant players were pretty upset for not getting a new agent last act. Riot said they were focusing on quality over quantity, But now gamers don't have to wait any longer because it seems like a new agent coming and is already on board and just about to land on Valorant maps with patch 3.0.

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New Agent coming
New Agent coming

Valorant is Riot Games’ 5v5 Competitive shooter that is taking the eSports world by storm, and each agent has its strength and weakness in different maps each agent is useful in their own ways. Valorant lets its players pick from a wide range of variety from a roster of 15 unique agents to play in 6 different maps.

Valorant: New Agent coming
Valorant: New Agent coming

New Agent coming

Valorant players were pretty upset for not getting a new agent last act. Riot said they were focusing on quality over quantity, But now gamers don’t have to wait any longer because it seems like a new agent coming and is already on board and just about to land on Valorant maps with patch 3.0.

New Agent coming
New Agent coming

In a recent Valorant blog post, Riot Character Producer Josh Goscicki confirmed that New Agent coming in patch 3.0. He said,

As you saw 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.

Our hope is that the @*&#*&!(&H! #$ &*! *%# &@! *U&^A! “@*!!*(@@*&^” (@&* ^@!^& &@! *&# &^C#^ANG W*^@ $O )(E&# *[email protected]! S!T#$

Huh, I’m sorry my keyboard just stopped working there… oh well. 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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Balance changes in Patch 3.0

Riot Character Producer Josh Goscicki confirmed with the New Agent coming there will be also some balance changes in the upcoming update. He stated,

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 to 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 her 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.”

And we can also expect a series of Viper changes as well as he also mentioned,

Per the last State of the Agents, 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 playrate increase, we’ll monitor to see if she’s still too oppressive post-nerf, as both sides are playing against her utility. 

Y’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.

New Agent coming

So, What you think about these new changes? Will these change the META? Let us know.

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Also Read: Top 3 Best Agents in Valorant for Each Map.