Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 Introduces New Agent, Yoru

Riot Games introduced a new agent in Episode 2 Act 1.
Riot Games introduced a new agent in Episode 2 Act 1. | Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Riot Games introduced a new agent in Episode 2 Act 1. Set to go live on Jan. 12 players will be able to enjoy a new battle pass and skin bundle alongside the new agent. Described as an "Infiltrating Duelist who uses an array of tools to reposition himself, or create fakeouts. Yoru players will be lurking around the map, causing chaos, and getting frags."

Here are the all important abilities.


An echo that mimics footsteps when activated. Send the echo forward to place an echo in place.


Harness a rift tether and send the tether out moving forward to place a tether in place. You can activate again to teleport to the tether's location.


Rip an unstable dimensional fragment from reality. Throw the fragment, activating a flash that winds up once it collides with a hard surface in the world.


Equip a mask that can see between dimensions. Activate the mask to drift into Yoru's dimension, unable to be affected or seen by enemies from the outside.

It seems Yoru will have an ability to mimic footsteps and fake players out, a short teleport ability allowing him to safely escape or reposition, and even a flash. His ultimate ability seems a bit strange and seems to make him invulnerable and invisible to the enemy team for a short period of time.

"We also wanted Yoru to be an Agent that could create some really HIGH moments throughout the game. The kind of rounds where if you pull everything off correctly you feel like the greatest player ever," explained 

Product Lead John “Riot MEMEMEMEME” Goscicki. "The team has been super stoked to get this guy in players’ hands, he is definitely going to cause some disruption within the game.”

Yoru will become playable Jan. 12.