Bounty Hunter is entering as Sova and Cypher’s direct competitor. Now that the leaks have revealed the Valorant agent 20 kit, players wonder if they’re actually the better intel-gatherer.
The upcoming Valorant agent enters the fray after strong-arming the entire protocol with vague dossiers. While this mysterious character ensured that everyone received their fair share of threats, their primary target was Sova and Cypher. The two information brokers were employed to track agent 20, which led to new bad blood.
Valorant agent 20 wasn’t expected to drop before April, but credible leaker ValorLeaks has already revealed their wheelhouse.
Upcoming Valorant agent 20 kit details
According to the leaks, these are the abilities of the upcoming Valorant agent 20.
Prowler (C): Send out a creature that can follow trails or be controlled by moving your mouse. Upon reaching an enemy, they will be Nearsighted for three seconds—only one Creature per Trail.
Cost: 300 credits
Seize (Q): Equip and Fire an Orb which will stay in the air for a max of 1.5 seconds and then slam to the ground. When the orb hits the ground, Enemies within the radius will be tethered and will take damage and be deafened.
Cost: 200 credits
Haunt (E): Equip and Fire an Orb which will stay in the air and then hit the ground. Then it will go back into the air and turn into an eye. If Enemies get seen by the eye, they will be revealed, and a trail debuff is applied.
Nightfall (Ultimate): Send out a wave of dark mist. If the mist hits an enemy, they will be Deafened, Trailed, and Decayed.
Is Bounty Hunter better than Sova?
Bounty Hunter may not be better than Sova, but it sure provides Initiator players with a brand new option to gather intel.
Viper’s voice note to Brimstone regarding the mysterious blackmailer carried a tone of doubts about Sova’s skillset. The controller agent and second in command seemed to doubt Sova’s ability to track down this agent. Even Cypher failed to garner much information except the location, which trailed them to Turkey. So, both the info-brokers struggled against Bounty Hunter, which implied that the upcoming agent might be better than the rest.
However, now that the kit is out in the open, players can analyze whether that’s actually the case. The Valorant agent 20 kit sure seems promising, but it doesn’t seem to outsmart Sova’s by any stretch. Their tools are actually pretty similar to Sova’s tagging dart, with the addition of near sighting equipment. Their Q and C abilities, however, seem deadly. These two powers mix Raze’s car and Skye’s dog, which makes this agent maybe a tad bit deadlier than Sova.
On paper, Bounty Hunter appears to be a balanced agent who may not shake up the meta like previous additions. However, it is yet to be seen how they plays out in practice. Players will have to wait till April 26 to take Bounty Hunter on a spin.