A lot is new in Valorant town right now as Riot has rolled out the 1.05 update patch. And yes, we finally have the new agent Killjoy in the game! Apart from this, devs have made some interesting new changes in the game too. We now have a Deathmatch mode, although as a beta. Apart from this, we have a lot of Quality of Life fixes and bug fixes, overall.
Here, we will be focusing on the new agent. So, let’s get to it!
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Valorant gets another techy agent with the 1.05 Update patch
From what we have gathered, Killjoy is a support agent that you can always use on your squad. Tech-savvy like Raze, Killjoy is more of a sassy robot person than a people person. She knows what she is doing and is good at it. The way we see it, her tactful methods of destruction and holding her ground are a good alternative to Raze’s chaotic methods of wreaking havoc.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-iIRQDY8g]
As for her abilities, it’s like we said. Killjoy is more of a robot person. First off, we have the Alarmbot. This one is a bit like Raze’s Boombot. When enemies get into the Alarmbot’s range, it reaches its target and detonates a non-lethal explosion. From the moment of detonation, the target becomes vulnerable, receiving double damage from any source.
In addition to this, she can deploy a turret using her ability. This turret covers an angle of 180 degrees, so placing one can help you hold your ground and cover a site, all by yourself. For both the abilities we talked about, you can hold the equip button to call them off.
Apart from this, there is the Nanoswarm ability. This is somewhat similar to the H.I.V.E weapon from Call of Duty Black Ops 3, if you recall it. After you throw this grenade, it goes silent. Once an enemy reaches the detonation zone, a swarm of nanobots rise and attack the target. Pretty cool, huh?
Slow ’em down with Killjoy’s Ult ability
To be honest, her ult ability looks like planting a spike and we do not really know how to feel about it. No, not about how it looks like, but it’s effectiveness. Known as Lockdown, her ult involves planting a device on the ground and waiting for it to detonate. Once it does, it will make the enemies, caught in its radius, extremely slow for about 8 seconds.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dj2LqGHFxU]
Not to complain, but you would think that a character with such quirky and strong abilities would have an ult which was a bit more interesting and effective. However, it’s still early days and we are yet to figgure out how to bets use Killjoy. Considering everything, it looks like Killjoy is one of the more balanced agents in Valorant.