Riot Games kick-off Valorant’s Episode 2 Act 1 with a new Agent – Yoru

Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 has started and with it came a new Infiltrator Duelist named Yoru, who made his debut in a Valorant cinematic announced by Riot Games.

Yoru is a Japanese native that rips holes straight through reality to infiltrate enemy lines unseen with a kit as follows:

C: FAKEOUT – Equip an echo that mimics footsteps when activated. Fire to activate and send the echo forward. Alt Fire to place an echo in place. Use the inactive echo to send it forward

E: GATECRASH – Equip to harness a rift tether. To send the tether out moving forward, use fire. Alt fire to place a tether in place. Activate to teleport to the tehter’s location.

Q: BLINDSIDE – Equip to rip an unstable dimensional frament from reality. Fire to throw the fragment, activating a flash that winds up once it collides with a hard surface in the world.

X: DIMENSIONAL DRIFT – Equip a mask that can see between dimensions. Fire to drift into Yoru’s dimension, unable to be affected or seen by enemies from the outside.


“When we started talking about the goals for this Agent we knew it was time to shake things up in Valorant. The idea of “Stealthly Infiltration” is something we toyed around with for years, but could never fit in the game. We felt that if we started from the ground up, we could create an Agent that revolved around the idea of “Stealthly Infiltration” in some way.”

John “Riot MEMEMEMEME” Goscicki, Product Lead – Characters

“With that in mind we also wanted Yoru to be an Agent that could create some really HIGH moments throughout the game. The kind of rounds where if you pull everything off correctly you feel like the greatest player ever,” he added.


The new Valorant season is now live and comes with a new Battle Pass and a Run-It-Back bundle that brings back some of the best cosmetics from the first episode.

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