Fade, the newest Initiator Agent in Valorant, has been revealed in an all-new character trailer that showcases her kit, abilities, and gameplay. The newest character in Valorant hails from Turkey and her abilities and speciality seem to be around reconnaissance and hampering enemy teams’ advance through the map.
The overall response to Fade has been generally positive, although, a major chunk of the community isn’t quite sold on the newest Agent. This is mostly due to her abilities seeming quite confusing in gameplay and players are not exactly sure what her Ult does and how exactly it affects gameplay.
Although. the overall perception of Fade is that she is visually and aesthetically, one of the cooler agents and her abilities and powers are “intriguing”, to say the least.
Fade, the Terrifying New Agent in Valorant, Arrives in Act 3
The nightmare’s real. Get a sneak peek at Fade’s gameplay, VALORANT’s upcoming Initiator Agent. pic.twitter.com/0nnWi1HVwt
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) April 24, 2022
Fade arrives in Valorant as part of Patch 4.08, making her the fifth Initiator Agent in the game. Speculation from within the community seems to suggest that Fade has been deployed as a counter to Sova, an Agent heavily relied on for her recon abilities.
Patch 4.08 arrives soon and Riot has released a preview of changes coming through in the new update, including a nerf to Jett.
Changes to Jett:
- On pressing the ability key, after a short delay Jett activates a 12 second window where she is empowered to immediately dash on next button press.
- Her Tailwind charge is lost whether she dashes or the window expire, but can still be regained with two kills.
Jett has, over time, become one of the most popular agents in Valorant but there has also been a steady amount of complaints against her core gameplay loop and how she affects the meta. As a result, in a bid to introduce Jett back into that core loop, Riot has made some changes to the character.