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Riot Games has unveiled the latest Agent for their upcoming first-person shooter, VALORANT. Viper is the new agent showcased in a video posted to Twitter. The character is based out of the United States whereas the previously revealed agent “Phoenix” is from the UK.

The trailer shows off Viper in action, utilizing her abilities to secure a 1v3 clutch after getting the spike down. You can check it out for yourself below along with a list of her abilities and what we’re aware they do.

Viper’s abilities are as follows:

  • Snakebite: Fire a projectile that explodes into a pool of damaging acid.
  • Poison Cloud: Throw a gas emitter that you can reactivate to create a poisonous smoke cloud at the cost of fuel. The emitter can be picked up and thrown again after a short cooldown.
  • Signature Ability ⁠— Toxic Screen: Deploy a long line of gas emitters that you can reactivate to create a tall wall of toxic gas at the cost of fuel.
  • Ultimate⁠— Viper’s Pit: Emit a massive toxic cloud in a large area that lasts as long as Viper stays inside the cloud. Enemies inside the cloud are highlighted.

The highly-anticipated first-person shooter is expected to release in Summer 2020 although there has yet to be an official date set.

It will be interesting to see if Riot can deliver on the promises they’re making regarding the sophistication of the infrastructure to combat network issues and cheating.

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