‘Valorant’ reveals Fade – a shadowy recon agent coming this week

Along with a new battlepass and skins

Riot Games has unveiled Fade, the latest agent to make an entrance in Valorant as part of Episode 4, Act 3.

Fade is a Turkish bounty hunter agent whose playstyle will be all about reconnaissance. This gives players more choice on who to play, as currently Sova is the only other recon-heavy agent. Fade is set to be released on Wednesday (April 27) along with the Episode 4, Act 3 update.

Her abilities allow her to reveal the location of enemies and either blind them or keep them in place once she does find them. According to Riot’s description: “Fade unleashes the power of raw nightmares to seize enemy secrets. Attuned with terror itself, she hunts targets and reveals their deepest fears—before crushing them in the dark.”

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One of her primary skills allows you to throw a ball of shadow to reveal the location of nearby enemy players, while another creates a small circle on the ground that will keep players trapped if they get too close.

Fade also has an ability called Prowler that sends out a creature to seek out enemy players, causing them to be temporarily near-sighted.

The Valorant update also features a new battlepass which will cost 1000VP (£9.00) and includes new skins, player skins and sprays.

There’s also a new skin line called the RGX 11z Pro, which is inspired by gaming hardware and features emissive RGB LED lights, spinning tactile mechanical components, and reinforced plastic.

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Recently, Riot also announced that the game’s next patch will significantly nerf the agent Jett.

In patch 4.08, Jett’s Tailwind ability will have a brief delay when the player activates it. Jett will then have a 12-second window where she can immediately dash, though this will use up a charge that needs two kills to re-activate.

In other news, GOG is now offering employees menstrual leave.

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