Episode 2 Act 1 of Valorant is set to kick off on January 12, and with it arrives a new Infiltrator Duelist named Yoru.
As reported by Eurogamer, Yoru is a stealthy agent who can turn invisible and send out fake footsteps to confuse and distract enemies.
Riot released a new cinematic featuring Yoru and the descriptions of all of his abilities, which are as follows;
- C: Fakeout – Equip an echo that mimics footsteps when activated. Fire to activate and send the echo forward. Alt fire to place an echo in place. Use the inactive echo to send it forward.
- E: Gatecrash – Equip to harness a rift tether. Fire to send the tether out moving forward. Alt fire to place a tether in place. Activate to teleport to the tether’s location.
- Q: Blindside – Equip to rip an unstable dimensional fragment from reality. Fire to throw the fragment, activating a flash that winds up once it collides with a hard surface in world.
- X: Dimensional Drift – Equip a mask that can see between dimensions. Fire to drift into Yoru’s dimension, unable to be affected or seen by enemies from the outside.
“When we started talking about the goals for this agent we knew it was time to shake things up in Valorant,” said Valorant product lead John Goscicki. “The idea of ‘Stealthly Infiltration’ is something we toyed around with for years, but could never fit in the game. We felt that if we started from the ground up, we could create an agent that revolved around the idea of ‘Stealthly Infiltration’ in some way.
“With that in mind we also wanted Yoru to be an agent that could create some really high moments throughout the game. The kind of rounds where if you pull everything off correctly you feel like the greatest player ever. The team has been super stoked to get this guy in players’ hands, he is definitely going to cause some disruption within the game.”
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