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Valorant data mine hints at upcoming free-for-all mode and an agent called Killjoy

By Hoots the Owl - on 11 Jul 2020, 5:49pm

Valorant data mine hints at upcoming free-for-all mode and an agent called Killjoy

A Valorant data miner has uncovered a trove of information in the game's latest 1.03 patch, including hints at an agent called Killjoy, a free-for-all mode, and even a weapon skin bundle and left-handed support. 

According to the Valorant Express Twitter account, new animations and images were found, such as textures that vaguely evoke abilities related to electricity or lightning. There's even an animation titled "DetainedLoopUB", which Valorant Express says is related to Killjoy's ultimate. They applied the animation to a model of Phoenix because there's currently no available model of Killjoy, and it appears to show Phoenix being stuck in some way or otherwise constrained. 

Elsewhere, audio effects and sounds related to Killjoy were also dug up, some of which reportedly correspond to a rumoured turret ability.

Hot on the heels of the release of the Elderflame set, some annotations relating to a potential "Cyberpunk" skin set were found, with references for the Frenzy, Judge, Bulldog, the Ares or Odin, and a knife. There were also tags related to a "Fallen" weapon bundle, which also includes a gun buddy and looks to be available for the Vandal, Operator, Spectre, and Classic. 

Riot also appears to be testing a free-for-all mode on a variant of Ascent, updating the map to better suit the game mode. Valorant currently only has two modes available, a regular search-and-destroy mode and the faster-paced Spike Rush, so a more casual free-for-all mode could satisfy players calling for something like Team Deathmatch to provide more opportunities for aim practice.

Finally, a string of text was found that points to left-handed support, where players will be able to choose which hand their agent holds the weapon in. A potential timeout option was also found, which could provide a losing team with the opportunity to put a short pause on the match to discuss their approach to the game. 

Having said all that, there's no guarantee that these features will make it into the public release of the game, and they're best taken with a pinch of salt for now. 

Source: Valorant Express (Twitter)