We are getting close to Valorant Act 2 which will bring us many new things into the game, including a new Act based rank system.
As expected, we are also getting Valorant's 12th Agent, which will join the roster of available characters when the new Act starts.
The Agent's name is Killjoy, and we already know a lot about her thanks to the leaker known as Valorant Express.
There is still not much in the game files about Killjoy, but someone in Riot has messed up with Killjoy's promo videos.
They were delisted for a short period of time, enough for leakers to pick them up, and thanks to that we can now see all of Killjoy's abilities in action.
Killjoy is a "tech" type of a character, with a lot of "toys"(Picture: Riot Games)
Killjoy is a woman, and she comes from Germany.
This is what she says about herself: "I love robots but that doesn’t mean I am one. That tech is only as good as my skill. So, analyze, then improve. Meine güte...I’m starting to sound like you, Brimstone. Hey, if all that doesn’t work out—just remember to delete my hard drive."
Unfortunately, her model is not yet available, so we don't know how she looks, but we do know how her abilities look and work, thanks to the above-mentioned videos!
Her first ability is called Alarm Bot.
Killjoy's Introduction & Abilities Videos were unlisted on Youtube. It's great to say we've leaked most of the sounds effects.— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 28, 2020
First Ability: Alarm Bot
More info under each post.
It is a small "mine" which you equip and then you deploy on the map. When an enemy target gets close, Alarm Bot locks on them and explodes, dealing damage and making them take double damage for some time after the explosion.
If you want to redeploy your Alarm Bot, hold equip to recall it.
The second ability is called Turret.
Second Ability: Turret— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 28, 2020
Sometimes it's good to plant some roots. Deploy a turret that fires at enemies within its 180 degree cone. Hold equip to recall the deployed turret.
With my turret, I can hold an area pretty well myself while the others cover the angles I can't. pic.twitter.com/u2iggpx2uh
Quite a straightforward ability - it is a turret which you deploy and it shots at the enemies within its 180-degree cone.
If you want to redeploy your Turret, hold equip to recall it.
Killjoy's third ability is NanoSwarm.
Third Ability: NanoSwarm— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 28, 2020
OK check this out. Throw the grenade. When it lands, it goes quiet. Then, activate the Nanoswarm to deploy a damaging swarm of nanobots and catch the enemy crying.I love this trick! pic.twitter.com/D2Dgx3F4Fu
NanoSwarm is a grenade you throw and when it lands it does nothing for about a second, but then it explodes in a swarming vortex of Nano Bots which deals quite a lot of damage.
Finally, Killjoy's ultimate ability is called Lockdown.
Killjoy's ultimate ability: LOCKDOWN— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 28, 2020
You’ll have to adjust your timing for the windup, but once you get this device going, it detains all enemies caught in its radius for about 8 seconds. Yeah, enemies can destroy it—except I built plenty more. pic.twitter.com/9Dvqexhjzs
You deploy a device which has a long windup time, but once it goes off, it explodes and heavily cripples all the enemies caught in its range.
Enemies can destroy it and it takes some time to activate, so you need to be smart with how you use it in order to maximise its powerful effect.
NanoSwarm explodes and disrupts the movement of the enemies(Picture: Riot Games)
So that's it. As you can see, Killjoy is predominately a zoning Agent with a really strong set of zoning tools which will help you to control huge areas of the map and make of your enemies lives harder.
And if you want to hear all these abilities with sounds, Valorant Express combined leaked sound effects with videos of the abilities.
All of Killjoy's abilities in order with sound.— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 28, 2020
Killjoy is the upcoming new agent in Act 2. It's a Female Agent and She is from Germany.
Thoughts on Killjoy ? pic.twitter.com/8Au6BWgOVi
Last week her voice lines were leaked, which you can listen to below.
New Voicelines were added for some characters, and they all reference Killjoy! I have included a summary of the audio below the title in the video. Super Cool! pic.twitter.com/Lt4eN9Eho7— Valorant Express - Valorant Leaks And News (@ValorantExpress) July 22, 2020