Fresh Valorant Leak Teases a Game-Changing Addition Inspired by Fortnite

Valorant fans received a ton of new updates today when Riot Games uploaded a new set of patch notes for the game’s public beta environment. In addition to an official announcement for some exciting buffs and discouraging nerfs, informants revealed some intriguing speculations expected to surface in the future.

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Coincidentally, Valorant players will soon be able to express their feelings in-game with emotes. Following this reveal, several fans pointed out how Riot Games plans to follow in the footsteps of some successful shooter games. The most prominent examples are Apex Legends and Overwatch.

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

Emotes is a popular feature in most shooter video games, and Valorant will definitely be a better place with some of those agent-exclusive thrilling animations.

Valorant may soon receive agent-exclusive emotes

A Valorant leaker named “floxay” appears to have found a game file in which a popular agent from the game shows an emote.

Floxay also said that the emotes are similar to Fortnite’s and are in third person. A player will reportedly not be able to move or jump while using those emotes.

Floxay also gave Riot the option to restrict the use of emotes to Round End or Buy Phase only. In addition, players may have an emote wheel, from which they can choose the emote.

Not much is known about the speculated emotes bundle. Floxay’s leaked video featured Jett, a popular in-game duelist, with two emotes. Although it seems very convincing, emotes in Valorant are still a part of speculation. Fans should therefore 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 has brought many interesting changes. The most recent changes made to the PBE include a daunting second grain for the popular Sentinel agent, Chamber, and minor changes to Neon and Jett’s kits. Plus, the agent UI screens also got a nice overhaul!

If the feedback at the end of the PBE is positive, Riot will implement the changes in the global version.

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