Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero
Jul 29, 2020, 03:55 AM 1,202 read

A New Agent Approaches: Killjoy's Abilities (Updated)

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In the past month, many hand gestures have been leaked claiming to be the newest agent coming in Act II of Valorant. A recent leak shows actual footage of Killjoy’s abilities, and it seems like there will be a new Sentinel (think Sage and Cypher) on the scene. Her abilities seem exceptional for stalling and holding positions, so maybe she’ll shift the Cypher meta a bit.     Alarm Bot:

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The first ability is a little robot trap that does damage and leaves enemies vulnerable. This status effect of vulnerability makes agents take double damage from bullets. This is a perfect alternative to Cypher’s tripwires, but I assume there will only be one charge. This ability is retrievable.     Turret:

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Killjoy deploys a turret that deals damage to enemies in its radius. The ability doesn’t appear to do much damage, but it can at least alert you of incoming enemies. It’ll be especially good for solo holding sites, and it seems that Killjoy may be one of the best for doing so.     Nanoswarm:

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This ability is like an activatable Molotov so it triggers like Cypher’s Cybercage or Viper’s Toxic Cloud, unlike any other Molotov in the game. The tick-rate damage seems to be much higher than other Molotovs as well, dealing tons of damage; at least 33 or so per second.     Lockdown:

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True to its name, Lockdown is a ticking timebomb of a debuff. It slows and disarms enemies in its radius for 8 seconds after the long countdown timer. It can be destroyed, so there is counterplay involved. This is a great tool for flushing out enemies in an area, it’s almost as good as Breach in this respect. A lot can happen in 8 seconds, so it is sure to be reduced by a bit after everyone digs into the new Agent.    

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With everything out in the open now, I’m curious to see how this shifts the competitive meta. Do you feel that Killjoy can make any ripples in the meta, or are Cypher, Sage, and Brimstone too good for any single Agent to overcome? Are these abilities broken given the current context of the game, or is an 8 second disarm and slow justifiable in Valorant? Defending will get even easier with the addition of this futuristic addition of an Agent.   Killjoy's Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1jKuG_sQ8

  Follow @Main Omen He's a nice guy that helped out with revamping this a bit. Chow o/

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  • HeeYeet LV.11 Walked the Plank Jul 29, 2020, 05:23 PM

    Cypher and Killjoy teams will be an anti-flank and defensive force to fear

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 09:03 PM

    Indeed. Omen mains, watch out.

  • Relliance LV.6 Nomad Jul 30, 2020, 01:52 AM

    true

  • Epic san LV.1 Mootie Jul 29, 2020, 05:09 AM

    more agentzzz

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 05:18 AM

    yas

  • LordAyaan LV.5 Lurker Jul 29, 2020, 05:57 AM

    he is going to be sick

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 01:33 PM

    It's a she actually

  • ZeekThatSavage LV.13 Chief Jul 29, 2020, 10:03 AM

    It might be my new main

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 01:33 PM

    Good luck with that.

  • H@rsh LV.14 Chief Jul 29, 2020, 03:16 PM

    ultimately it slowes down the opponent's. movements

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 03:33 PM

    and disarms them. Look at the Phoenix. His weapon disappears at the beginning of the status effect and then comes back at the end.

  • Anton_OMG LV.6 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 04:11 AM

    thats very good!

  • swap LV.7 Deadeye Jul 29, 2020, 01:41 PM

    is it just me or that I think he is too overpowered¿!

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 01:56 PM

    We'll see pretty soon if she's overpowered.

  • swap LV.7 Deadeye Jul 30, 2020, 12:01 AM

    oh it's a she then smh

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 30, 2020, 12:06 AM

    wouldn't want you getting your pronouns wrong on the internet of all places *wink wink*

  • Keroppie LV.7 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 09:01 PM

    Very exciting! When will Killjoy come out? (Estimation?)

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 09:03 PM

    August 4th, 2020.

  • Keroppie LV.7 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 09:04 PM

    Oooo thanks

  • CatPlayer47 LV.6 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

    She seems really strong in locking down rotations and stalling.

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 10:34 PM

    If there's one thing she can do, it's definitely stalling

  • Rhone LV.3 Lurker Jul 29, 2020, 11:11 PM

    I think I am going to main Killjoy if I see this abilities, I only hope there are coming more maps to the game.

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 11:13 PM

    Yeah, hopefully they don't do it like League of Legends and keep the same map over the course of the game

  • Red_Panda18 LV.1 Mootie Aug 3, 2020, 02:12 PM

    Ikr? The same map over and over gets annoying. Like when Ascent was a "featured" map and I played it so many times. Ascent isn't that fun to play anymore to me because of this. I will be looking forward to what Valorant has next for us.

  • Senpai Buzz ツ LV.4 Lurker Jul 29, 2020, 03:31 PM

    woah

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 03:34 PM

    That's one word for it.

  • Senpai Buzz ツ LV.4 Lurker Jul 29, 2020, 03:34 PM

    lmao thanks

  • WilsonDGoat01 LV.3 Lurker Jul 29, 2020, 09:01 PM

    ooo

  • Fading LV.16 Professional Noob Jul 29, 2020, 09:47 PM

    Sick!

  • Fading LV.16 Professional Noob Jul 29, 2020, 09:47 PM

    When does it come out?

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 30, 2020, 12:55 AM

    Should be August 4th when Act II is live.

  • Fading LV.16 Professional Noob Jul 30, 2020, 02:54 AM

    Ty

  • Main Omen LV.6 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 10:46 PM

    can't wait to test her

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 10:47 PM

    Maybe she'll test your patience instead xD

  • Main Omen LV.6 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 10:50 PM

    naw,she will show up in the next 7 days

  • Yusuf "Alex" Harris verified LV.26 Hero Jul 29, 2020, 10:51 PM

    Yeah, I know that. I mean she might be broken enough to make you uninstall lol

  • Main Omen LV.6 Nomad Jul 29, 2020, 10:53 PM

    Make sense

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