VALORANT Episode 2 Act I is released on January 12, and it will introduce a new character called Yoru.
According to a report from Eurogamer, Yoru is an infiltrating duelist, who uses stealth and can hide and make false step sounds to confuse and distract the enemy.
John Goscicki the Valorant product lead said: “When we started talking about the goals for this agent we knew it was time to shake things up in Valorant.” And he added: “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.” And he continued: “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. The team has been super stoked to get this guy in players’ hands, he is definitely going to cause some disruption within the game.”
Riot has released a new gameplay trailer of Yoru, which you can see below:
Riot also released Yoru’s ability descriptions:
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. Fire to send the tether out moving forward. Alt fire to place a tether in place. Activate to teleport to the tether’s location.
Q: BLINDSIDE Equip to rip an unstable dimensional fragment 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.
The latest season of Valorant releases with a new battle ticket and a run-It-back package that includes some of the best customization items from the first Valorant episode.