KAY/O is a new agent coming to Valorant, and we already know his release date & abilities. His biography states: “KAY/O is a machine of war built for a single purpose: neutralizing radiants. His power to suppress enemy abilities cripples his opponents’ capacity to fight back, securing him and his allies the ultimate edge.” The seventeenth playable character in Valorant, KAY/O is an Initiator – the third in the roster – who specializes in neutralizing the powers of enemy combatants. We will tell you everything you need to know about when KAY/O is getting released, and exactly what his abilities are. That way, you can already get to planning on how you will play this new Agent.
New Agent KAY/O Release Date in Valorant
KAY/O is getting released as part of Valorant Episode 3, Act 1 on June 22nd 2021. This update is also expected to include a large patch. We are still not sure how much will be added to Valorant and what will be changed with this patch.
KAY/O Abilities Valorant
Here is the full list of KAY/O’s abilities:
- FRAG/MENT (C): EQUIP an explosive fragment. FIRE to throw. The fragment sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing near lethal damage at the center with each explosion.
- FLASH/DRIVE (Q): Equip a flash grenade. FIRE to throw. The flash grenade explodes after a short fuse, blinding anyone in line of sight. Right clicking the flashbang, throws a charged flash, causing it to only have to cook for 1 second, as opposed to left click throwing a flash that cooks in 1.6 seconds.
- ZERO/POINT (E): EQUIP a suppression blade. FIRE to throw. The blade sticks to the first surface it hits, winds up, and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.
- NULL/CMD (X): Instantly overload with polarised radianite energy that empowers KAY/O and causes large energy pulses to emit from his location. Enemies hit with these pulses are suppressed for a short duration.
Besides these abilities, KAY/O gains the combat stim while overloaded. If he gets killed while in the overloaded state, he will get downed and allies will need to stabilize his core in order to revive him. KAY/O sounds like a very interesting addition to Valorant and we are sure that players will come up with all sorts of inventive ways to use – and counter – him and his abilities.