Everything we know about Neon, VALORANT’s newest agent

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VALORANT Agent 18 is fast approaching.

Described as an agent who can “outpace the rest of the [VALORANT] roster,” “shock” the competition, and “slide straight into the fight,” Neon is a duelist from The Philippines.

On Jan. 6, Neon was officially revealed as the game’s latest agent. In a three-minute teaser video called “Spark,” she can be seen entering VALORANT’s headquarters and settling in as the new kid on the block.

Neon’s skillset revolves around speed and electricity. She can sprint, slide, and flash into the action. But she can also unleash her full power and shock her opponents with her electric precision.

“Everything on her kit had two words we kept going back to on the design side to keep it cohesive. These were ‘fast’ and ‘frenetic,'” game designer Ryan “rycou” Cousart said in a press release.

Neon’s abilities

E – High Gear

  • Instantly channel Neon’s power for increased speed. When charged, use Alt Fire to trigger an electric slide. Slide charge resets after two kills.

Q – Relay Bolt

  • Instantly throw an energy bolt that bounces once. Upon hitting each surface, the bolt electrifies the ground below with a concussive blast.

C – Fast Lane

  • Fire two energy lines forward on the ground that extend a short distance or until they hit a surface. The lines rise into walls of static electricity that block vision and damage enemies passing through them.

X – Overdrive

  • Unleash Neon’s full power and speed for a short duration. Fire to channel the power into deadly a lightning beam with high movement accuracy. The duration resets on each kill.

Neon’s release date

Neon is expected to hit the live servers in North America on Tuesday, Jan. 11 alongside VALORANT Episode Four, Act One. The agent will make her debut in professional VALORANT a month later, in time for the EMEA Challengers Stage One qualifiers on Feb. 12