New Valorant Agent "Killjoy" Leaked on Official Website
Whether someone at Riot Games did an oopsie, or some fans just have super sleuthing skills, we'll never know - either way, the result is a leak of what appears to be Valorant's newest agent.
Her name is Killjoy, and she's here to ruin your day. Much like Torbjorn in Overwatch and The Engineer in Team Fortress 2, Killjoy is a turret-deployer and utility character.
The leak was found on Valorant's official website, along with a banner that says 'Enter Killjoy', along with short descriptions and videos showcasing her abilities. Unfortunately, no image of the agent in question was available.
Someone has kindly saved all the ability showcase videos into a handy compilation, which is great, since the original page has since been taken down. You can watch it here:
Killjoy Skills and Abilities
Along with the ability showcase videos, there were short descriptions accompanying each one, apparently written from Killjoy's perspective. Here they are in their original glory:
Ability 1 (C) - Alarmbot
Equip and deploy a bot that hunts down enemies who dare to get in range. When my killer robot friend reaches its target, boom goes the idiot. Alarmbot not only deals damage, it temporarily leaves affected targets vulnerable to double damage from all sources. Hold equip if you want to recall your deployed bot.
Ability 2 (Q) - Turret
Sometimes it's good to plant some roots. Deploy a turret that fires at enemies within its 180-degree cone. Hold equip to recall the deployed turret. With my turret, I can hold an area pretty well myself while the others cover the angles I can't.
Signature Ability (E) - Nanoswarm
OK check this out. Throw the grenade. When it lands, it goes quiet. Then, activate the Nanoswarm to deploy a damaging swarm of nanobots and catch the enemy crying.I love this trick!
Ultimate Ability (X) - Lockdown
You’ll have to adjust your timing for the windup, but once you get this device going, it detains all enemies caught in its radius for about 8 seconds. Yeah, enemies can destroy it — except I built plenty more.
No word from Riot Games when or whether Killjoy will be released, but seeing how far along the development pipeline she is, it will probably be soon!
Updated 28 July 2020, 11.27pm: Valorant's official Twitter account has pretty much confirmed Killjoy is on her way. Note the words 'Killjoy' in the background of the 3rd picture. The caption also appears to be in German - a possible indicator that Killjoy is German?