29 Jun 2021 2:19 PM +00:00

The Mysterious Robot Named KAY/O

KAY/O is the newest agent that is scheduled to join the Valorant roster. The agent will be available to everyone from June 22nd. The Episode 3 Act 1 battle pass goes live on that day as well.

But what's the story behind this mysterious robot?

KAY/O origins

There are a few plausible theories surrounding the origins of KAY/O. Here's the one that I found most convincing.

In the trailer, we see Brimstone leading KAY/O into battle. We also see him dying a couple of times before he manages to clear house after restarting the sequence.

This just proves that KAY/O is a robot powered by artificial intelligence, allowing him to learn and improve accuracy.

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There's a player card that Brimstone has, and it's called "No Man Left Behind." This card shows a figure carrying another figure out from a battle field. On the contrary, KAY/O also has a similar card called "Memory Log" that has the same image of the two figures.

KAY/O also comes equipped with a dog tag that is similar to a gun buddy exclusive to Brimstone. Not only that, there's another player card called "Memento Mori" that features this dog tag.

Putting all these together, we realise that KAY/O is indeed from the future and has travelled to the current time through the portal. This KAY/O sides with the Valorant Protocol.

We also get a glipmse of a dystopian earth in the trailer. The condition of Earth turns bad after the mirrored agents start mining for Radianite. We also see KAY/O going head to head against Reyna in the trailer.

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Reyna is the Spanish word for Queen, so it can be assumed that she's the leader of the resistance that defeated Kingdom in the alternate world, and KAY/O is going head to head with her.

However, since the Valorant Protocol failed to stop the Kingdom from destroying the Earth, they sent KAY/O back in time to help nip the bud. KAY/O coming back in time makes more sense because he's just a robot and will be immune to all of Reyna's powers.

This is also backed up by the voice lines that KAY/O has in the game currently. He's got a few interesting voice lines with Skye, Sage and Reyna too.

This is one of the most believe-able theories about the origins of KAY/O in Valorant. We'll update this bit if something more interesting pops up!

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