Valorant reveals its new agent ‘Fade’ with the gameplay trailer and storyline. Previously the Fade agent was being released as a bounty hunter with abilities that will help the attacker to enter the site as well as disrupt the opponent’s defensive setups.
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Valorant Fade Agent
The Fade agent is categorized as an initiator, which initiates the engagements first with the enemy team with its abilities.
The agent can be considered as a revealer for short ranges such as Sova, Kayo, and Skye. According to designer Nicholas Smith, Fade was conceived as a more close-ranged Sova Agent. “We wanted to keep the player close to the action and always in-body, So that meant no possible utility or different states of being (i.e., Drone/Wolf/Astral Form). Also wanted to have a recont character that was less reliant on line-ups.”
- Equip and Fire an Orb which will stay in the air for a max of 1.5s, and then slam to the ground. When the orb hits the ground Enemies within the radius will be tethered, and will take damage and be deafened.
- Equip and Fire an Orb which will stay in the air and then hit the ground. Then it will go back into the air and turn into an eye. If Enemies get seen by the eye they will be revealed and a trail debuff is applied.
- Send out a creature that can follow trails OR be controlled by moving your mouse. Upon reaching an enemy, they will be Nearsighted for 3s. Only 1 Creature per Trail.
- Send out a wave of dark mist. If the mist hits an enemy, they will be Deafened, Trailed, and Decayed.
Fade Release Date
As the Episode 4 Act 2 is about to end on 26 April, With the new update and act 3, the Riot game will be releasing the Agent Fade in the update patch on about 27th April.
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