is a new Episode 2 cinematic for VALORANT
teasing new content coming to
Riot's first-person shooter on January 12th, including a new battle pass and a
new agent. There are details on this in
The Washington Post
(may require registration or subscription), explaining the new character is named Yoru, a
stealthy infiltrator. Or rather "stealthly," as they explain: "While teams often
play together in 'Valorant,' there is sometimes value in one or several players
splitting off from the group and trying to flank or surprise the opponent.
Yoru’s kit, which includes abilities that allow him to teleport, create
misleading decoy sources of noise and blind opponents, makes him an ideal agent
for that kind of play. The game’s developers refer to this skill set as
'Stealthly Infiltration,' and no, that’s not a typo." Here's more:
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- Fakeout: An ability that plays on the importance of sound cues,
Fakeout triggers decoy footsteps walking in a direction chosen by the
player, mimicking the sound of a real player.
- Gatecrash: This ability works as a teleport beacon. Yoru can
either fire a tether forward and teleport to its location, or drop it in a
safe spot and teleport back to it after walking away.
- Blindside: This ability is easier to explain than the previous
two. It’s a flash grenade that only activates once it has bounced against a
surface. In effect, this forces Yoru players to flash around corners, or to
bounce their flash against the ground before activating it.
- Dimensional Drift: Yoru’s ultimate ability makes him temporarily
invisible and invulnerable to opponents, allowing him to relocate and
reposition or scout ahead without being noticed.