Valorant: Character Lead Debunks New Agent Rumors

Published 07/23/2020, 2:06 PM EDT

Valorant fans and players all around responded with mixed feelings when a rumor, stemming out from a piece of leaked news, suggested the inclusion of two new agents in the game. The character design lead of Riot Games, Ryan “Morello” Scott, had earlier said in one of his Twitch streams that Valorant will be getting new agents soon. As far as adding new agents is concerned, Riot plans to release one new agent after the completion of each ‘act’ (spanning roughly two months).

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But back to the topic about Crusader and Shatter, they are certainly not the new agents that we are hoping for. Morello recently confirmed on Twitter that Crusader and Shatter were “Super old cancelled characters”.

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Shatter and Crusader were meant to be an attacker and a tank respectively

The rumors began when popular Valorant leaker, Valorant Express found audio files hinting at the aforementioned agents. Data miners keep digging into these files to sniff out the upcoming changes in a game. However, these files did not hint at the upcoming agents. Rather, the files pertained to two agents the devs scrapped. Crusader was to be a melee attacker as well as serve the role of the tank, as we gather from the info. On the other hand, Shatter seems more like a steady attacker.

How come the files still remained in Valorant?

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On the reply thread of the above tweet, Morello replies to this question.

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So, removing all the files about a scrapped agent or in-game content may give rise to certain bugs in the game. Moreover, devs can further use the content on the new elements they wish to include. A fan replied to Morello’s tweet citing the possible problems regarding Crusader, to which he agreed.

These two agents are not making the game, at least anytime soon. Will the upcoming new agent have certain abilities scrapped from these 2 agents? What do you think?

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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