Rumors around a new agent in Valorant have been going around for quite some time now. With Riot’s tendency to launch a new agent with every new act, players around the globe are looking forward to the 16th agent in Valorant. Finally, fresh news on the same has popped up. Well-known leakster Mike, on Twitter, gave us the first look at the new agent in Valorant named KAY/O.
Valorant, first hinted towards the inclusion of the new agent by showcasing an icon. It is also interesting to note, the icon reminded us of the “Sombra” from overwatch. Players then began to picture the new agent design similar to that of Sombra. Keeping in mind the fact that both the games are developed by Riot, this might have been the case, but it is not.
Recently, Valorant gave a teaser on the new agent during the Summer Games Fest live event. The teaser includes a 2-3 second clip of what seems like a robot’s torso hanging around in the room. However, the main focus was on the head of the robot. The head was lying separately on a table and carried the previously mentioned icon on it.
However, with the recent leaks, the final appearance of the KAY/O is out in Valorant. The appearance goes on par with what we saw in the teaser during the Summer Game Fest live event. The KAY/O has the appearance that of a Robot, with light similar to the color of Radianite coming out from his body. The similarities with the Radianite color are surely connected to the Valorant’s official Lore, about which we might get to know more in the agent’s official trailer.
KAY/O Abilities in Valorant
As earlier stated by Valorant, the new agent game style primarily relies more on gunplay. The abilities of KAY/O will be unique and will feel similar to players who’ve played traditional FPS games their whole lives. So it will be interesting to note what KAY/O might have in his arsenal. Moreover, KAY/O plays the role of an Initiator, so we can’t expect any aggressive utilities with the likes of a duelist.
Moreover, in the leaks, KAY/O is seen holding what may be an EMP. Leaks suggest KAY/O will have the inclusion of EMP in his abilities that will help him counter any enemies utilities in the area.
The official reveal trailer for KAY/O is out. The Agent got some new abilities added in the game, that are discussed below:
ZERO/POINT: Equips a suppression blade. FIRE to throw. The blade sticks to the first surface it hits, then winds up, and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.
FLASH/DRIVE: Equips a flash grenade. FIRE to throw. The flash grenade will explode after a short fuse, blinding anyone in the line of sight.
FRAG/MENT: Equips an explosive fragment. FIRE to throw. The fragment sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing near-lethal damage at the center with each explosion.
NULL/CMD: His ultimate ability. Overload with polarized Radianite energy that empowers KAY/O and causes large energy pulses to emit from his location. Enemies hit with these pulses are suppressed for a short duration.
In his ultimate, KAY/O gains Combat Stim. Moreover, If KAY/O is killed in his ultimate, he is downed and enters a destabilized state, allowing allies to stabilize his core and revive him.
KAY/O Release Date in Valorant
KAY/O is expected to launch with the Patch 3.0 in Valorant.