Killjoy revealed – A look at VALORANT’s next agent

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Killjoy, VALORANT’s next agent, has been officially revealed in a video on VALORANT’s YouTube channel. Killjoy’s trailer video gives us a full look at the upcoming agent who hails from Germany. Previously, Killjoy’s silhouette was on Split as an Easter egg. Her trailer described her as “a genius inventor that brings the chill of the Berlin nightlife and deploys her killer tech for some potent defensive impact”. The trailer also showcased Killjoy’s abilities, featuring the various robots that she deploys. Based off her description, Killjoy is most likely a sentinel. Sentinels are VALORANT’s defensive experts who specialize in watching flanks, holding down areas, and stalling enemies. She’s set to be VALORANT’s next agent coming in the game’s second act next month.

Killjoy's character model

Abilities

VALORANT data-miner floxay leaked Killjoy’s abilities a day before the official trailer released. Her abilities named in the leak are Alarm Bot, Turret, Nanoswarm, and Lockdown. These names further support Killjoy’s identity as a genius inventor. Next, let’s go over what her abilities do.

Alarm Bot

  • Killjoy deploys an alarm bot to watch over an area. The alarm bot will detonate if an enemy walks within its sensor radius. All enemies in the detonation area will get a vulnerability debuff as as a result. Moreover, Killjoy can recall her alarm bot similar to Cypher’s tools.

Turret

  • Deploy a stationary turret at a location. Then, the turret will watch over an area and will fire in a 180 degree cone. Killjoy can also recall her turret for redeployment.

Nanoswarm

  • Killjoy throws a trap that can be activated like Cypher’s cyber cage. When activated, it deals damage in an area.

Lockdown

  • Deploy a device that captures all enemies within its radius after an eight-second setup time. Enemies can destroy the device while its setting up.

Based on her abilities and their descriptions, Killjoy looks like another sentinel. Killjoy’s abilities seem more offensive when compared to Cypher’s and Sage’s. Her tools either deal damage or leave enemies more vulnerable. As such, it will be interesting to see how Killjoy’s release will affect VALORANT’s current meta.

Watch out for Killjoy’s release in VALORANT this coming August, when act two starts.

 

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