Valorant Agent Deadlock: Release date, trailer, abilities and more

Valorant Agent Deadlock

Valorant Agent Deadlock

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A new agent is coming to Valorant, and it will probably become one of the best agents in the game in no time.

Deadlock, codename Cable, will be the second of three Valorant agents to be released in 2023. Fortunately, all the information about the new character is already available. We already know her role, codename, name, the date of her release, and even all of her abilities.

Riot Games developers also shared additional information about the agent in the latest Dev Diary. With a teaser for the agent being released.

So, let's find out everything about Valorant Agent 23, Deadlock.

Release date

We finally know when Deadlock is coming to Valorant. The highly anticipated new agent arrives at Valorant when Episode 7 goes live.

This means that, on 27 June, players will be able to start working towards unlocking the new agent or buy it right away.

Valorant Agent 23 Teaser
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Here is Deadlock!

Deadlock is a unique agent, with some incredible abilities. So, you want to unlock her as soon as possible.

Let's take a look at Deadlock's abilities below.

Deadlock Abilities

Deadlock is a Sentinel agent, and has arguably the most unique kit of every agent in that role. When talking about the agent, Anna Donlon, Valorant executive director, said she is:

A sentinel who will stop you dead in your tracks and pull you in for a closer look

After seeing her abilities, this couldn't be more true. Deadlock can block an area, stun, slow, and concuss enemies. Without further ado, let's take a look at her abilities.

Sonic Sensor (Q) - Deadlock equips a Sonic Sensor. FIRE to deploy. The sensor monitors an area for enemies making sounds. It concusses that area if footsteps, weapons fire, or significant noise are detected.

Barrier Mesh (E) - Deadlock equips a Barrier Mesh disc. FIRE to throw the disc forward. Upon landing, the disc generates barriers from the origin point that block character movement.

GravNet (C) - Deadlock equips a GravNet grenade. FIRE to throw the grenade. ALT FIRE to lob the grenade underhand. The GravNet detonates upon landing, forcing any enemies caught within to crouch and move slowly.

Annihilation (X) - Deadlock equips a Nanowire Accelerator. FIRE to unleash a pulse of nanowires that captures the first enemy contacted. The cocooned enemy is pulled along a nanowire path and will die if they reach the end, unless they are freed. The nanowire cocoon is destructible.

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The Deadlock trailer was released previous to the VCT Master's Tokyo grand final. It was the first time fans worldwide got a chance to see the new Agent in action.

This trailer allowed fans to see how Deadlock's unique abilities look in-game. All of her abilities look extremely good to gain map control or lockdown one bombsite.

Her ultimate is something never seen in Valorant, and will for sure cause a lot of headaches to enemy players.

There is no doubt that Deadlock is a one-of-a-kind agent. She can change how the game is played, both at a casual and professional level.

Fans can't wait to try out the new agent, which releases when Valorant Episode 7 goes live.

Pro players react to Deadlock trailer

Some of the pro players that were attending VCT Master's Tokyo reacted to the Deadlock trailer.

According to the players, she is a mobile Sentinel who has plenty of traps and is great at gaining map control.

Some players also mentioned that Deadlock might be able to limit Killjoy and Cypher. If so, then Deadlock will quickly become a must-pick agent.

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