Valorant’s new character Skye lets you summon a magic green pup to scout the map.
The character, a more passive agent with a penchant for nature and non-human companions, can summon birds for scouting and even a dog you can embody and scour the map with to perform reconnaissance and stun opponents.
Skye marks the 13th agent in Valorant’s lineup, and her scouting and healing abilities will surely shake up play quite a bit, which is why Riot is not dropping the character officially until October 27th. That gives the studio a bit of time to prep and ensure no game-breaking bugs or other hurdles arise either from the season’s new maps or from Skye as a playable character before it introduces a potentially meta-changing factor into the competitive field.
In addition to a new agent, Riot is also adding a new map, Icebox, and a customary Act 3 battle pass with a whole slew of new weapon skins and other cosmetics to unlock.
Riot Games recently revealed that the new agent will not be made available with Act 3 but rather on the 27th of October, which is almost two weeks from the Act 3 release. It is anticipated that Valorant's new upcoming Agent Skye is going to change the meta with her healing abilities. Continue reading to know more about this new agent, release date, her abilities, and more content in the latest update of Valorant Act 3.
Valorant's thirteenth game character or Agent (as they are referred to in this game) is named Skye who can also be known as an initiator. From the known abilities she will be possessing, one of them includes Trailblazer, which is a Tasmanian tiger trinket that the players will be able to use by deploying and controlling for hunting down enemies. When the opponent is in range, this Tasmanian tiger attacks them and damages by using a concussive blast attack.
The second ability is known as Guiding Light, which will be in the form of a hawk. Players will be able to direct this attack by pointing the crosshair. This attack can blind the opponents from the safety positions, just like Breach's blast ability and Phoenix's Curveball. This will be crucial as it can give a huge advantage during 1 versus 1 skirmish. For the Ultimate attack of Skye, it is referred to as Seekers. This sends out three seekers that run towards the enemies and nearsighted them.
Now more leaks suggest that Skye's abilities will include an area of effect healing drone which will be similar to Sova. This will be in the form of a bird that can be used for scouting the enemies and the ultimate attack which releases around three wolves that can chase down enemies. While this sounds the same as the above-mentioned abilities it also can be different in terms of design which will soon be revealed on October 27th.