Valorant Leak Reveals Two Unannounced Agents, Riot Shoots It Down

Riot confirms both are "super old cancelled characters".

Update: Ryan 'Morello' Scott, the game's lead character designer has revealed that both characters were cancelled entirely. In the Tweet below, he noted that both characters a "super old" and "cancelled".

Still, we can't wait to see what Riot does have up its sleeves for us.

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Valorant is still one of the hottest games on the planet, and as Act 2 approaches, it looks to get better and better.

A new leak from @ValorantExpress has revealed the abilities of two more agents, known as Shatter and Crusader, likely for their additions in the next Act.

Valorant: New Agents Leaked

Shatter was previously uncovered during the game's closed beta several months ago, and their abilities are focused on confusing enemies. "Decoy" is pretty straightforward, suggesting a duplicate version of Shatter that can draw enemy fire, while "Clone Explode" suggests a more explosive version of the decoy that could be good for clearing an objective.

In fact, there's even a leaked audio file for the ability. Check it out below.

Crusader, on the other hand, could be an unused prototype that eventually morphed into Breach. According to the leak, Crusader was equipped with a shield that would be able to block incoming damage (even when planting the Spike) and be throwable. The prospect of hurling a shield at an enemy gives us Captain America vibes, and we're here for it.

They'd also have a throwable grenade with as-yet-unidentified properties.

Valorant's meta seems nicely poised at present, but Riot's previous commitment to a new agent every couple of months could require them to fine-tune what's already there at the same time as introducing fresh tactical opportunities.

In any case, it's been fascinating to see the game grow from beta onwards.

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