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Riot Officially Reveals New Valorant Agent KAY/O

The latest leaks became official; Riot Games revealed Valorant’s upcoming new agent KAY/O, who will be released with the start of Episode 3. The game’s new robot was announced with a video clip where their abilities are displayed alongside some lore hints.

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Courtesy of Riot Games

There are only five days left until the end of Episode 2 Act 3, and we’re going to meet with our new robot in the beginning of the new episode of Valorant. KAY/O has some interesting abilities in their pocket, and it looks like they will find a spot in the competitive meta right away. PS: Yes, it has an ability which disables others’ abilities for a while.

Ability 1 – Flash/drive

KAY/O equips a flash grenade which explodes after a short time and blinds anyone who is affected by it. Right clicking the flashbang throws a charged flash, which only cooks for 1.0 second, as opposed to the left click throwing a flash that cooks in 1.6 seconds.

Ability 2 – ZERO/point

KAY/O equips a suppression blade which sticks to the first surface it hits, winds up and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.

Ability 3 – FRAG/ment

KAY/O throws a cluster grenade. The grenade is shattered into fragments which stick to the floor and explode multiple times. It deals lethal damage at the center with each explosion.

Ability 4 – NULL/cmd

KAY/O instantly overloads with polarized radianite energy that empowers it and causes large energy pulses to emit from his location. Enemies hit with these pulses are suppressed for a short duration. While overloaded, the robot gains Combat Stim. If KAY/O is killed while overloaded, he is downed and enters a destabilized state, allowing allies to stabilize his core and revive him.

KAY/O will be playable starting June 22, 2021.

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