On 22nd June Valorant made a big announcement as they revealed Valorant Episode 3 Act I. The new episode is now live and has brought several changes to the game. It includes some changes to the game, new items, and the arrival of a new agent. The name of the agent is Kay/o who is a machine.
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In the new patch notes, the developer has highlighted a lot of changes made to make the game more balanced. As it includes changes to all the weapons and agents. Valorant has also made some bug fixes to the game as well delivered an update to competitive tuning
Valorant Episode 3 Act I: Details
The newly arrived Kay/o has the only purpose and that is to neutralize all the radiants. He is labeled as a war machine and he holds all the abilities in his arsenal to suppress the abilities of the enemies and cripple his opponents who dare to fight him back.
We welcome Kay/o
The first ability of Kay/o is a flash grenade. The second one is also an Area of Effect (AoE) ability which is a throwable knife and can suppress the abilities of enemies. The third ability of the agent is also a grenade that explodes multiple times and the closer it is thrown towards the enemy, the more damage it deals. The ultimate ability of Kay/o is called Null in which he emits large energy pulses by polarizing radiant energy and suppresses enemies.
Moving to other agents in the Valorant Episode 3 Act I, you will be glad to know that all of them have been balanced. Now they will be able to use their signature abilities once per round and these abilities will not accumulate as they did previously. It is no surprise that the developer has made big changes to Astra since she was gaining high popularity in the upper ranks. Other agents have also been changed which include Yoru, Viper, Sova, Skye, Sage, Reyna, Raze, Phoenix, Omen, Killjoy, Jett, Cypher, Brimstone, and Breach.
Changes to Meta and competitive games
Valorant developers are also diving deep into the gun meta and prevalent run. As they have significantly decreased shooting accuracy while running. They have also made changes to the rate of slow down and increased accuracy of bullets when they hit an enemy. Riot has also decreased bullet tagging and weapon dead zones.
Some changes have also been introduced for competitive games as there will be more impact on the ranks as the players win their games. The developer has also introduced performance updates.
Riot Games is organizing an electronic music festival to celebrate the anniversary of Valorant. It will begin on June 25 and broadcasts will go to Twitch and YouTube. Performances will take place in five countries at once: the USA, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates. Headliners will be DJs GRYFFIN, Justin Oh, Unknown Brain, Boombox Cartel, Aluna, and others. In addition, Imanbek, a DJ from Kazakhstan, who received a Grammy award for a remix of the song SAINt JHN – Roses, will perform at the show.
Spectators at home will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the festival using augmented reality technology and interactive activities in the chat of broadcasts.