Valorant Characters: Game Reportedly to Launch With Eight Characters

Valorant will reportedly have eight characters on launch
Valorant will reportedly have eight characters on launch | Photo by Riot Games

Valorant characters were reportedly confirmed Monday on Twitter by Rod "Slasher" Breslau.

"Sources tell me that Riot's Valorant will start with 8 characters, one of them locked, with a variety of abilities and usage," Breslau said on Twitter early Monday morning.

Valorant Characters: Game Reportedly to Launch With Eight Characters

The characters will each have a country assigned to them giving them some character and lore. The reported eight characters and countries are as follows:

  • Sage - China
  • Cypher - Morocco
  • Brimstone - United States
  • Jett - Korea
  • Phoenix - United Kingdom
  • Viper - United States
  • Sova - Russia
  • Omen - Unconfirmed

According to Breslau's tweet, it appears Sage is a healer that draws comparisons to Moira and Mercy from Blizzard's Overwatch.

Riot Games released a full round of gameplay Monday featuring a full five-vs-five round. The game is akin to Counter-Strike's bomb defuse mode with an economy system tied in. Players also have certain abilities at their disposal.

The characters were not named int he video, but certain images line up with Breslau's tweet.

Valorant releases this summer though an exact release date hasn't been confirmed by Riot Games yet. Expect more information in the coming weeks and months regarding the company's new first-person shooter IP.