Fresh Valorant Leak teases a game-changing addition inspired by Fortnite

Fresh Valorant Leak teases a game-changing addition inspired by Fortnite

Valorant fans got a bunch of new updates today as Riot Games uploaded a new set of patch notes for the game’s public beta environment. Along with an official announcement of some exciting buffs and daunting nerfs, insiders revealed some intriguing speculation, which is expected to surface in the future.

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As it happens, Valorant players will soon be able to express their feelings in-game with gestures. Following this reveal, several fans pointed out how Riot Games plans to follow in the footsteps of some successful shooters. The most prominent examples would be from Apex Legends and Overwatch.

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Riot’s successful tactical shooter IP is in its second year, with its initial release in April 2020. The growth associated with the free-to-play first-person shooter is immense. In addition to its PC experience, Valorant will also be receiving a mobile port soon.

Emotes are a popular feature in most shooter video games, and Valorant is sure to be a better place with a bunch of those exciting agent-exclusive animations.

Valorant may receive exclusive emotes for agents soon

A Valorant leaker by the name ‘floxay’ appears to have found a game file that shows a popular agent from the game flashing an emote.

Floxay also mentioned that the emotes are similar to the ones in Fortnite and are in the third person. A player will reportedly be unable to move or jump while using those emotes.

Floxay also gave the ability for Riot to restrict the use of emotes to just Round End or Buy Phase. Additionally, players will possibly have an emote wheel, from which they can choose the emote.

As it happens, not much is known about the speculated emote pack. Floxay’s leaked video showed Jett, a popular dueling agent in the game, displaying two emotes. While it sounds very convincing, emotes in Valorant are still the stuff of speculation. Therefore, fans had better take it with a grain of salt.

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While the fate of emotes in Valorant is currently unknown, the latest PBE patch it has come with many interesting changes. The most recent changes implemented on PBE include a daunting second nerf to the popular Sentinel agent, Chamber, and slight kit changes to Neon and Jett. Additionally, the agent UI screens also received a nice overhaul.

If feedback at the end of PBE is positive, Riot will roll out the changes to the global patch.

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