In their ‘State of the Agent’ post at the end of the year, Riot Games revealed everything Valorant fans can expect from the first few months of 2022. In addition to a brand new Philippine agent expected to come out. premieres early next year, there will also be a host of balance changes including the much-anticipated Yoru rework.
Balance changes coming in the first six months of the year
Yoru, Astra, KAY/O, and Chamber are released in 2021. Riot is happy with the condition of most of the agents, except for Yoru, who is scheduled for a remake soon. Breach and Viper are two characters with significant changes this year, and Riot Games is closely monitoring the meta and assessing if any further changes are needed to tweak the metagame.
Riot Games revealed that Valorant will see updates for various Agents around the world throughout the first six months of the year. Riot will also focus more on resolving urgent balance issues faster for a healthier agent meta.
Yoru’s Fakeout is getting great deals
Yoru launched with a lot of hype around him but all failed as the agent never really made it into the meta. His kit isn’t particularly impressive, and it’s rare in any situation where he clearly outperforms other agents. Riot has been working on the agent for months, and we finally have more details on what changes to Yoru’s kit.
By Yoru Fake footsteps are being replaced by a clone of Yoru that runs forward, and when shot, will roll up and explode, knocking down enemies.
While in use Gatecrash, The range that enemies can see or hear the tether is being reduced. But its movement speed has been increased, and Yoru will be able to activate his lanyard from afar for dummy teleportation. When pseudo-teleport is activated, opposing players will receive visual and audio cues as if Yoru is actually teleporting.
There may be more balance changes in the works, but this is all Riot Games has confirmed so far. A balance patch is expected in early 2022, which includes all of Yoru’s changes as well as other tweaks to weapons and agents.
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