Valorant: Twitter Reacts to the Upcoming Addition of ‘Agent 14’

Published 01/03/2021, 6:42 AM EST


Although the popularity of Valorant has been faltering lately, players will always agree on the fact that the tactical FPS title from Riot Games features a certain balance in gameplay. The FPS title has the amalgamation of elements from both competitive FPS and MMORPG titles. In a game that has this many elements to consider, Riot has always seen to it that none of the agents, abilities, or weapons put the opposing players at a disadvantage.

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This is the product of constant update patches that Riot is so regular in rolling out, in order to see to it that none of the gameplay elements attain saturation. Valorant gets a new agent every new episode, and in a few days the game will be kicking off Episode 2 as well.

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Riot has already teased the upcoming agent, tentatively named Agent 14, and leaks have further hinted at the abilities this new agent might have.

On that note, Hunter “SicK” Mims, of the Valo roster of the eSports org Sentinels, posted a tweet recently, praising Riot for “always coming up with new and creative agents that don’t seem game-breaking“.

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Twitter reacts to the upcoming ‘Agent 14’ in Valorant

SicK’s tweet got a mixed bag of responses from other players, most of who agree with him. But before we get into that, let us take a look at what we know of this agent’s abilities.

As per the leaks from various data miners, here is what we know:

  • This new agent, whose name is supposedly ‘Shatter’, according to leaks, will have the ability to flash his opponents. Now, this is something the community was not hoping would be the case, since we already have the flash ability of Phoenix and Breach. However, with the buff that Breach recently received, let us see how Shatter’s ability fits in with the roster.
  • Shatter will have the ability to mute the sound of his footsteps, which means that the forte of this duelist will be stealth.
  • Shatter’s ultimate ability will most likely create a clone of himself. We are guessing it might be something similar to that of Phoenix’s Ult ability, but it remains to be seen.

On the comment thread on SicK’s tweet, players have thoroughly discussed what they feel are the issues with the upcoming agent. Now, from what we have seen so far, Shatter promises to be a pretty powerful addition to the lineup. Players are concerned about whether the addition of this agent will mean an impending imbalance.

However, we all agree that if things go out of hand, Riot will take care of it.

On the other hand, some are excited to see SicK show off his sick moves with the new agent. His team Sentinels seem confident about it as well!

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Let’s see how things turn out when the agent finally hits the game.

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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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