Fade, the newest agent of Valorant
For several weeks, the teasing of the new Agent has been in full swing. Until then his name, like his appearance were unknown. We now know that it is a female Agent named Fade.
In mid-March, John Goscicki, Character Producers, revealed important information about the next Valorant Agent: Agent number 20 would probably be an initiator. This information was finally confirmed, since the visual above does indeed mention the Initiator role.
In the 4.07 patch notes released this Tuesday, April 12, the game’s teams invited players to the training ground with the following sentence: “While we tracked down the bugs, the agents tracked down their own prey. Head to the training ground to find out more.”
As soon as the patch was deployed, some players rushed to the said field. They were able to discover a multitude of new elements intended to tease the new Agent.
As John Goscicki, one of the developers of Valorant, had more or less announced, this new character seems really related to the theme of fear. Indeed, everything has been done to stay in the oppressive and frightening atmosphere of the Become the Nighmare video, recently unveiled for the Reykjavik Masters.
UPDATED: Read the complete guide to the new Agent Fade
As you descend the stairs that lead to Brimstone’s office and enter the basement, a shrill sound is heard. Once in the office, your field of vision goes almost black for several seconds and chilling whispers are heard. Additionally, an unfriendly female voice sounds to tell you “You’re trapped” or “Contemplate the darkness.” Will the next Agent be a woman?
Because of the various elements left in game and in the Agent States article, a hypothesis appeared: Fade would be a tracker dedicated to collecting information. Moreover, according to the communications published in the office of Brimstone, in the training ground, she would have tracked down all the Agents and recovered information on each of them in order to blackmail them.
The hypothesis that Fade is a hunter has not been validated by Riot Games for the moment, however the reveal of the Agent is accompanied by a sentence which seems to go in this direction:
You really don’t want to stumble upon Fade in the Dark, but you need to know where this trail leads.Riot Games – Valorant
Fade’s skills are not yet known. However, several clues were revealed in the training ground. If it comes to bridles of its abilities, the new Agent could well alter the vision of the opponents by blackening it, but also leave purple / yellow marks at their feet.
Fade gameplay will be revealed to the community following the Reykjavik Masters Grand Final. Let’s meet on April 24 to discover this new character in pictures and through an interview with the developers of Valorant.
The Valorant Twitch channel, stream in English
*Note: These have not been officially confirmed and could change or be completely wrong.
EQUIP. Fire to send a creature out which will travel in a straight line looking for enemies AND/OR Trails. HOLD FIRE AND MOVE MOUSE to steer the creature in the direction you are facing. When the creature finds a trail or enemy, it will move toward them.
Upon reaching the enemy, it will start a .5s cooktime and the NEARSIGHT the closest enemy for 3s. Only one Creature can latch onto a TRAIL ever.
EQUIP an orb. FIRE to throw the orb. The orb will travel in the air for a max time of 1.5s until dropping to the ground. Upon hitting the ground, it will lock in place and begin to cook for .5s. After .5s a zone will expand out to 7m and all enemies caught will be tethered to the center.
Tethered enemies suffer 75 decay damage, are deafened, and cannot escape the zone by normal means for 5s. Can be reactivated in flight to drop earlier.
EQUIP an orb. FIRE to throw the orb. The orb will travel in the air for a max time of 1.5s until dropping to the ground. Once it hits the ground, it raises back up and turns into an Eye that can be destroyed.
If the Eye sees opponents, it will REVEAL them and apply a TRAIL debuff that lasts 12s. Can be reactivated in the flight to drop the projectile earlier.
Fade’s Nightfall, Fade’s Ultimate
EQUIP this ability. FIRE to send out a wave of dark mist. If the mist comes in contact with an enemy, they will be TRAILED, DEAF, and DECAYED for 12s.
Executive Producer Anna Donlon confirmed there won’t be any new Valorant Agent until Episode 4 Act 3. Act 2 is scheduled to end around 26th April, however, keep in mind the new Agent might not release as soon as Act 3 starts.
We’re sure Riot will reveal her official launch date during the gameplay showcase so you won’t want to miss the Valorant Masters stream.
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