Riot has revealed the first details on Valorant’s new Episode, which will include a new character. While Riot is sure to detail some of the other changes that are likely arriving with the new update on Jan. 12, the developer has already given us a look at Yoru, Valorant’s newest Agent.
Yoru is an Infiltrator Duelist who specializes in misdirection and movement. He can do things like teleport for short distances, blind his opponents with a flash, and turn himself invisible with his Ultimate. The new Agent can even fake the sound of footsteps to throw off his enemies completely.
Along with Yoru, Riot is also releasing a new battle pass that will run until March 1, and a skin bundle called the Run-It-Back bundle, which will include some of the fan-favorite skins from Valorant’s first Episode.
Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 will go live on Jan. 12, and will likely come with some other patch notes and balance changes. For now, you can check out Yoru’s full kit so you know what to expect from the tricky new Agent.
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.
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.
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 the world.
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.
Valorant Episode 2 will introduce a new character called Yoru The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Polygon.