KAY/O | Valorant’s New Agent, About & Abilities Explanation

KAY/O is a robot and initiator who is the new agent for Valorant Episode 3 Act 1, whose abilities specialize in disabling or suppressing enemies. This new Agent will be the part of the next update. As the fans were guessing about the hints dropped in-game about the next Agent and as a reddit user had leaked the pictures online couple of hours ago, Riot have dropped a video on YouTube on the next agent. Lets dive closer, shall we?


kay/oCredits : Riot Games/VALORANT

KAY/O entire abilities seems to make it a viable Initiator as its abilities are mostly made to rip apart enemies offense. Forced pushes, backstabs, close angles, this new agent seems to take care all of these flaws. Its power to disable abilities, create space, flash opponents, and deal heavy damage via grenade seems to be a complete gamechanger for the current lineups. Let’s take a look at the new Agent’s abilities


  • Ability 1 – ZERO/point – Using  “E” allows you to equip a suppression blade that can be thrown using the “FIRE” button. The blade sticks to the first surface it comes in contact with, winds up and suppresses any enemy agent who is in the blast radius.


  • Ability 2 – FLASH/drive – Using  “Q” allows you to equip a flash grenade that can be thrown using the “FIRE” button. The flash has short fuse and blinds anyone in the line of sight. Right Clicking the flash cooks the flash quicker to 1 sec rather than typical 1.6 sec from the Left Click.


  • Ability 3 – FRAG/ment – Using “C” equips you with a explosive grenade which can be thrown using the “FIRE” button. The FRAG/ment stick to the ground exploding multiple times and dealing near-lethal damage at the epicentre with each explosion.


  • Ability 4 – NULL/cmd – Using “X” which is the Ultimate Ability instantly overloads with radianite energy that empowers KAY/O and emits large energy pulses from the current location and the enemies nearby are suppressed for a short duration. 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 in order to revive him 

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