Phoenix Valorant is the first character revealed for Riot Games' upcoming tactical first-person shooter.
Valorant, formerly known as Project A, was revealed Monday in a gameplay trailer showcasing a full round of gameplay. The shooter appears to bring features in from Counter-Strike and Overwatch with a round-based mode, unique shooting mechanics and hero abilities.
The first character, Phoenix, was revealed Thursday. Check out the teaser below.
Phoenix Valorant: First Character Reveal Trailer Released
Phoenix is from the United Kingdom. His character abilities were teased but not fully revealed. He has a walling ability to deny vision, an ability that seeks out enemies and an ultimate called Run it Back.
It's unknown if the walling ability denies vision, enemy fire and/or movement. It seems though as if the wall acts like a smoke grenade. Another point hat remains unclear is how many times can characters use abilities in a Valorant round.
The walling ability seems to have one charge while the fireballs have two charges. It doesn't seem like those abilities recharge over time, but it'll take players time earn their ultimate abilities over the corse of a game.
Valorant is expected to release this summer, though an exact release date hasn't been confirmed by Riot Games.