When does Killjoy finally come out in Valorant has been the question on everyone's minds for the past couple of weeks as Riot teased the new agent with map cameos, references in cards, and cryptic twitter posts. An official reveal trailer was posted on Jul 29 showcasing her and her abilities. Killjoy is a German engineer who's kit revolves around the use of mechs and turrets to hold down territory.
- Turret - Fires in a 180 degree cone, seems to be useful for defending locations and baiting out enemies, can be recalled.
- Alarm Bot -Triggered in response to enemy presence within it's radius. When triggered it explodes and applies a vulnerability debuff. Can be recalled.
- Nanoswarm Grenade - thrown and then activated on command, creates a radius of persistent damage around itself.
- Lockdown - Killjoy's ult. After a long set up device captures all enemies within it's radius for 8 seconds
Based on these abilities, Killjoy's specialty seems like it will be hunkering down and controlling the flow of enemies into the territory she's defending.
Over all Killjoy will probably be a fairly popular pick once she comes out. Her design is interesting and her kit seems like it will be great for locking down and keeping patches of turf. But, we'll have to see how she plays in practice when she's released Aug. 4, along with Valorant Act 2.