Riot Games has unveiled the newest agent coming to VALORANT, the shadowy hunter Fade.
Revealed during Masters Reykjavik, Fade is a initiator that is adept at finding and keeping enemy agents in place using her powers. Hailing from Turkey, Fade can unleash nightmarish powers to seize enemy secrets as she is attuned with terror itself.
Designer Nicholas Smith said that Fade’s intent is to create a competitor to Sova, saying “Fade brings recon to a personal level, more potent in a localized area (doesn’t have mapwide potential like Sova). 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 recon character that was less reliant on line-ups.”
You can watch the short gameplay reveal trailer below:
VALORANT Fade Ability Kit
See the full ability kit below courtesy of Riot Games:
- Equip a nightmarish entity. FIRE to throw the orb which will plummet to the ground after a set amount of time. Upon hitting the ground, the orb will turn into a nightmarish entity that will reveal the location of enemies caught in its line of sight. Enemies can destroy this entity. RE-USE the ability to drop the projectile early in-flight.
- Equip an orb of nightmare ink. FIRE to throw the orb which will plummet to the ground after a set amount of time. Upon hitting the ground, the ink will explode and create a zone in which enemies who are caught in it cannot escape the zone by normal means. RE-USE the ability to drop the projectile early in-flight.
- Equip a Prowler. FIRE will send the Prowler out, causing it to travel in a straight line. The Prowler will lock onto any enemies or trails in their frontal vision cone and chase them, nearsighting them if it reaches them. HOLD the FIRE button to steer the Prowler in the direction of your crosshair.
- Equip the power of Fear. FIRE to send out a wave of nightmare energy that can traverse through walls. The energy creates a trail to the opponent as well as deafens and decays them.
Fade is expected to join the VALORANT roster when Episode Four, Act Three releases next week.