Valorant’s current law is coming to an end and Riot has revealed what to expect from the next one. Episode 2 Act 2 begins on March 2, introducing a brand new character with some very cool abilities. Astra is a controller that goes to a strange cosmic realm to place stars that it can use to activate various abilities. I guess it has one of the best Valorant character designs we’ve seen so far, and its set sounds a lot different from anything the game has so far.
“Ghanaian agent Astra uses the energies of space to reshape the battlefields to his liking,” reads the biography of her hero. “With full mastery of her astral form and a talent for deep strategic foresight, she is always ahead of her enemy̵
All of Astra’s abilities revolve around placing stars on the map, which she can then shoot with different abilities. Her skill C creates a gravity well by sucking enemies and applying the effect of vulnerable status when it explodes. Her Q is called Nova Pulse and covers the players caught in it. Then its E ability is Nebula, a smoke that looks like a pretty purple and gold galaxy.
Her end result, however, is perhaps the most interesting of the batch. Allows the Astra to place a wall that crosses the entire map, blocking vision and bullets and highly moisturizing the sound. It sounds pretty powerful and it will be interesting to see how players use it. Honestly, it sounds a little scary, I rely so much on audio in Valorant – please don’t take it away from me.
“Astra and I wanted to make a controller that thought about the whole map. Its global presence was there from the beginning,” game designer Jordan Anton said in a press release. “We wanted her expression of skills to consist in gathering information and turning it into a plan in which the execution phase is less focused on directing the throwing of the grenade and more on whether your reading of the enemy has come together, as you were hoping. ”
Astra made its Valorant debut on March 2, followed by a new pass for Act 2 the next day.
If you haven’t played Valorant in a while, the new act seems like a good time to go back. 1) try this great new character and 2) try the new Gun Game style, which is a chaotic and great time.