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Meet KAY/O, 17th Valorant agent with flashes and suppression skills and an ability to be revived by teammates

Meet KAY/O, 17th Valorant agent with flashes and suppression skills and an ability to be revived by teammates

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

6/17/2021, 3:57:20 PM


Episode 2 Act III is coming to an end in Valorant. Last time around we got Breeze as the seventh map in the game. This time, we are getting a fresh new agent. KAY/O is a the first fully mechanized agent to join Valorant.

KAY/O’s Abilities

The many leaks that came before suspected that KAY/O will possess some sort of ability that will let him shut down other agents’ utility. That is 100% true as he in fact will bring two of such abilities including his ultimate.

  • E- Zero/Point

Equip a suppression blade. Fire to throw. The blade sticks to the first surface it hits, winds up, and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.

  • Q- Flash/Drive

Equip a flash grenade. Fire to throw. The flash grenade explodes after a short fuse, blinding anyone in the line of sight.

  • C- Frag/Ment

Equip an explosive fragment. Fire to throw. The fragment sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing near lethal damage at the center with each explosion.

  • X- Null/CMD (Ultimate)

Instantly overload with polarized Radianite energy that empowers KAY/O and causes large energy pulses to emit from his location. Enemies hit with these pulses are suppressed for a short duration.

Notable Mechanics

  • While Overloaded, KAY/O gains Combat Stim
  • If KAY/O is killed while overloaded, he is downed and enters a destabilized state, allowing allies to stabilize his core and revive him.

In essence, KAY/O has a flash grenade, a suppression blade, and an explosive sticky grenade. His Ultimate turns him into a walking overloaded machine that suppresses enemies in a given radius.

To add to this, when KAY/O uses his Ultimate he becomes Overloaded, gaining a Combat Stim as seen in the alternated game mode Spike Rush.

However, the most curious feature of KAY/O is his ability to be revived by his teammates if he’s “downed” during his Overloaded status.

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6/17/2021

Naim "EnKay" Rosinski

An avid competitive FPS lover that started off with covering the Counter-Strike scene and now is starting to love Valorant. Covered IEM Katowice 2019 Major as press and is now conducting interviews on the regular at the Valorant Champions Tour online press room. If I'm not covering Valorant news, I'm trying to break into Diamond with Phoenix or Omen. Twitter: @NaimRosinski Email: naim.rosinski@gmail.com