New Valorant Agent And His Abilities Reportedly Leaked, Here’s ‘BountyHunter’
Valorant has, frankly, taken the tactical first-person shooter genre by storm since its initial launch in June 2020. What started as a title with just five agents now has 19, all with unique abilities, and supposedly, the twentieth agent is on their way.
Renowned Valorant leaker, ValorLeaks, was the one that sent fans into a frenzy. Still, the new agent’s codename isn’t all that new to us. When KAY/O was set to release as the seventeenth agent, we witnessed two codenames leak: Grenadier and BountyHunter.
Now that we know KAY/O was actually the Grenadier, we’ve yet to figure out who BountyHunter might be. It’s clear that they’re not Chamber or Neon, the two agents since KAY/O, so it’s become apparent that this is a code name for a future agent. ValorLeaks says the codename has “officially been added to the files,” and they later shared more information about the new agent, including his class and abilities.
Now, while ValorLeaks has a reputation for being often correct, it’s still a leak. Therefore, I advise you to take this information with a grain of salt, for now!
Thus, the BountyHunter codename was officially added to the files, along with a new default name for totems (Think Skye’s wolf).
I expect BountyHunter to have a Totem ability where they are able to spawn something, similar to Skye’s wolf.
— Valorleaks | Leaks & Info (@ValorLeaks) March 25, 2022
Riot Games itself has stated that a new Agent is on the way in the latest State of Play. The next agent is said to give you a “more intimate feeling when hunting down enemies,” and Riot even dropped a few more “hints” about the character.
The update focused on how reconnaissance and initiation tools have changed since the game was developed and ended with “Herkesin bir korkusu var”. It’s Turkish for “everyone is scared”. ValorLeaks has already suggested that the BountyHunter would be an initiator, but does that mean the twentieth agent will also be Turkish?
Riot Games has always focused on bringing characters from diverse backgrounds to both Valorant and League of Legends, so that the Riot team and players feel seen and included in video games. .and there is no Turkish agent in the mix yet. . Lots of thinking.
Also, let’s not forget a few details from the Act 2 Episode 4 Battlepass that hint at what’s to come from the next Agent – the first map arguably looks rather BountyHunter-esque, the second map looking pretty appropriate for the supposed “Haunt” ability noted below.
Without further ado, here are the abilities that the new agent, BountyHunter, would have.
- ranger – Send a creature that can follow trails OR be controlled using your mouse. When hitting an enemy, he will be myopic.
- Seize – Equip and fire an orb that temporarily stays in the air before crashing to the ground. Nearby agents will be tethered, deafened, and take damage.
- Haunt – Equip and fire an orb that will temporarily stay in the air before crashing to the ground. It will then return to the air in the form of an eye – if an enemy is seen with the eye, then a trail debuff is applied.
- NightFall (Ultimate) – Send a wave of dark mist. If the mist hits an enemy, they will be deafened, dragged, and broken down.
As mentioned, take these details with a grain of salt. While I’m a main Raze and don’t see that changing anytime soon, I’m pretty excited to see how this new agent pans out. What do you think?