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Riot Reveals New Valorant Agent, Reyna

Illustration for article titled Riot Reveals New iValorant /iAgent, Reyna
Screenshot: Riot Games (Twitter)

The official Valorant Twitter account released a short teaser today showing off a new character coming to the game. Her name is Reyna and she reminds of someone...

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Reyna is from Mexico and after teasing the character recently, Riot showed off about 30 seconds of gameplay in a small video. The video also seems to give a peek at a new map that will most likely be released when the game officially launches for everyone on June 2. Expect Reyna to be playable around that same time too.

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Valorant has been in closed beta for a few weeks now and caused a whole kerfuffle over on Twitch as players watched hours of streams hoping to gain access to the popular beta. This led to a lot of anger and confusion. But soon anyone will be able to play Valorant and can instead yell online about balance changes and updates.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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Serious question to anyone who plays this: what genre hole is this game targeted to fill? It seems sort of like a slightly upgraded sci-fi Counterstrike, but moves a whole lot slower than Paladins/Overwatch. Is this a legitimate evolution of the genre or just a hat in the ring? As someone who hasn’t had a shot at playing it, the videos thus far haven’t really captured my imagination.