Valorant’s Latest Agent, KAY/0 Revealed Ahead of Episode 3
Following a leak yesterday afternoon, Riot has revealed Valorant’s newest Agent, KAY/0 ahead of their launch with Episode 3! The next Agent, who is an Initiator and a robot, is supposed to make you rely heavily on gunplay, so it sounds like a very skill-intensive character for Valorant. Will they be as good as Skye, Breach, and Sova? Only time will tell on that. But they look awesome, that’s for sure.
Now You Too Can Be a Bot
This Valorant link makes us ask the real question: “Is it Kay”, and the /0 is just from a file name or is it Kay/0 as in Knockout (KO)? Kay/0 can be seen here and looks surprisingly muscular for a robot. His design also weirdly has him wearing pants of some variety. Kind of shocked to see a robot that looks like they’re wearing metallic khakis, but here we are anyway. We don’t know what it can do yet, but Riot teased what it can possibly do:
“This time around we are throwing in some abilities that should feel familiar to folks who’ve played traditional FPS games their whole lives, but with added elements that will make those recognizable abilities unique within our roster. This is an Agent who’s utility can create moments where you must rely on your gunplay.”
With the reveal of Kay/0, it does look like it will be a more traditional FPS character. Kay/0 has a flashbang, a grenade that walks a middle line between a molly and a frag, and a knife-grenade that allows him (her?) to disable enemy Agents’ gadgets, making it a more traditional firefight. Kay/0’s ultimate does the same thing, but also gives them the additional benefit of Combat Stim like Reyna’s ult, and allows him to go into a down-but-not-out state for a few seconds, during which his allies can revive him.
While we know all about his kit, questions still remain about his lore. Did a range target finally get tired of being shot, and decided to get its revenge? Is it more of a project like the Terminator franchise’s Skynet? Is there something sinister behind the display of this robot? We’ll just have to see.