Gamers won’t be waiting long for the Valorant Episode 2 release date, which has been officially scheduled for this week.
Like with past updates, Valorant Episode 2 will bring an updated Battle Pass to the game, alongside a new Agent.
Valorant players will soon have access to Yoru, a new playable character who specialises in infiltration.
According to the new trailers released by Riot Games, Yoru will have abilities to create distractions and run interference against the opposing squad.
After the Yoru release date later this week, Valorant players will notice that the new Agent can project the sound of footsteps.
While this doesn’t sound like a massive advantage, it will be in the right hands.
Not only will gamers be able to confuse players into taking the wrong turn but Yoru will also be able to turn invisible and drop damage hits by warping into another dimension.
Teleportation and a powerful projectile will also be part of the official Yoru ability list when he arrives later this week.
An official description of the character teases: “Japanese native Yoru rips holes straight through reality to infiltrate enemy lines unseen. Using deception and aggression in equal measure, he gets the drop on each target before they know where to look.
“Yoru is our Infiltrating Duelist, using an array of tools to re-position himself, or create fakeouts. Yoru players will be lurking around the map, causing chaos, and getting frags.”
WHEN IS YORU AND VALORANT EPISODE 2 COMING OUT?
Riot Games has announced that the Valorant Episode 2 and Yoru release date has been set for Tuesday, January 12, 2020.
This will be the same day that the new updated Battle Pass and Run It Back Bundle are released in-game.
Valorant Episode 2 is scheduled to run until March 1st and costs 1,000 VP, and includes 12 gun skins, three sets of Variants for one of the skin lines, 1 melee skin, gun buddies, cards, spray and titles.
We don’t know the exact start time for Valorant Episode 2 but Riot Games has announced that they will be different based on regions.
While Valorant Episode 2 starts on January 12 in the United State, Episode 2 will not begin in Europe until the morning of Wednesday, January 13.
Marquee items include:
- Infinity Phantam, plus 3 Variants
- Infinity Classic, plus 3 Variants (earnable at Tier 50 for free by all players)
- Aerosol Operator
- Outpost Melee
- Salt Shaker Gun Buddy
- Choose My Weapon Spray
- Omen and Sage Versus Card
And speaking about the upcoming release of Yoru as part of Valorant Episode 2, John Goscicki, Product Lead for Characters, shared this with fans, revealing:
“When we started talking about the goals for this Agent, we knew it was time to shake things up in Valorant.
“The idea of “Stealthy Infiltration” is something we toyed around with for years, but could never fit in the game.
“We felt that if we started from the ground up, we could create an Agent that revolved around the idea of “Stealthy Infiltration” in some way. With that in mind, we also wanted Yoru to be an Agent that could create some really HIGH moments throughout the game.
“The kind of rounds where if you pull everything off correctly you feel like the greatest player ever. The team has been super stoked to get this guy in players’ hands; he is definitely going to cause some disruption within the game.”