Presentation of Fade, the 20th Agent of Valorant
Thanks to Riot Games, we had the opportunity to test Fade, the new Initiator of Valorant. She will be released on the servers with patch 4.08, and Act 3 of Episode 4, available from Wednesday 26th April. Fade is a character who is particularly effective in tracking. There is no doubt that the players will be able to integrate her into future compositions.
Who is Fade?
Fade is an Agent from Turkey and Istanbul in particular. According to John Goscicki, Character Producer, every effort has been made to make her as authentic as possible, even in her abilities. For example, her prowler takes the form of a cat, a reminder of the very large population of felines that roam the streets of Istanbul.
Associated with the theme of terror She has a very dark side, both in her outfit and in her abilities. Her spell kit is not very colourful, focusing mainly on black, red and shades of blue and purple. Able to blind, stalk, deafen or restrict the movements of her opponents, Fade will make them live a real nightmare. While Sova also has the ability to collect information on its enemies, Fade offers new perspectives that may well impact his presence in the game.
Fade is a tracking specialist. Her skills are all directed in this direction. They allow you to obtain a lot of information on the position of your opponents, but also to impact on their decision making by reducing their vision or audio.
C - Prowler
250 credits - 1 charge
EQUIP a prowler. FIRE to send the prowler forward. HOLD FIRE to steer the prowler towards your crosshair. The prowler will chase down the first enemy or terror trail it sees, and nearsight the enemy on impact.
Q - Haunt
Automatically available - 1 charge - charges after 40s
EQUIP a haunting watcher. FIRE to throw. The watcher drops down after a set time. RE-USE to drop the watcher early. The watcher lashes out on impact, revealing enemies in its line of sight and creating terror trails to them. Enemies can destroy the watcher.
E - Capture
200 credits – 2 charges
EQUIP a knot of raw fear. FIRE to throw. The knot drops down after a set time. RE-USE to drop the knot early. The knot ruptures on impact, holding nearby enemies in place. Held enemies are deafened, and decayed.
X - Nightfall
EQUIP the power of nightmare itself. FIRE to unleash a wave of unstoppable nightmare energy. Enemies caught in the wave are marked by terror trails, deafened and decayed.
To find out more about Fade and the use of its skills, see our guide ! In it, we explain how each of them works and what impact they have in a game.