Riot Games Confirms More Yoru Buffs Planned for the Future
By Zach Snoddy
Despite being highly anticipated upon his release, Yoru is considered to be at the bottom of the Agent tier list in Valorant. Yoru was designed to be a stealthy duelist that can deceive the other team so that he can penetrate their backline, but he has struggled to find a consistent place in the game's meta.
Yoru received several buffs in Valorant Patch 2.06, but it wasn't enough to improve his standing in the game. Fortunately for Yoru mains, Riot Games is planning on buffing him even more in the near future. In a Reddit post suggesting buff concepts for Yoru, a Riot Games designer confirmed that the team is continuing work on improving Yoru's kit and making him a viable Agent in more circumstances.
Riot Confirms More Yoru Buffs Planned for the Future
The game designer, known on Reddit and Twitter by their username rycoux, suggests that Riot wants to improve Yoru's deceptive abilities. They aim to have Yoru excel at mind games and misinformation and want to separate him from the other Duelists. While other Duelists like Jett and Raze excel at creating chaos, Riot wants Yoru to be able to subtly and methodically pick apart the opposing side.
Rycoux goes on to explain that the team is currently testing out balance changes for Yoru and hopes to get them in the game soon. This means that more Yoru buffs could arrive sometime in Episode 2. Similar to how they made it a focal point to buff Viper when she was long considered low tier, buffing Yoru to bring more balance to the Agent roster looks to be one of Riot's top priorities at the moment.
Though unlikely to be included in the next Patch, additional Yoru buffs can be expected some time during Episode 2.