Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Riot Games doesn’t slow down its Valorant development cycle. This weekend the company revealed a new Agent coming to the game in the coming weeks. Astra will be the first new controller type Agent since the initial launch of the game. It will fill a similar role in the team as Brimstone, Omen, and Viper.
The news about Astra was announced via Twitter:
According to Astra’s flavor text, she originates from Ghana, and her design is heavily inspired by African Futurism. Astra’s abilities seem very unique. Prior to pressing her buttons you’ll have to hang some of the so-called stars in the sky to get a vantage point and use them as a special resource to use the rest of Astra’s toolkit.
Here’s a full list of her abilities:
Gravity Well (C)
Activate a Star to form a Gravity Well. Players in the area are pulled toward the center before it explodes, making all players still trapped inside fragile.
Nova Pulse (Q)
Activate a Star to detonate a Nova Pulse. The Nova Pulse charges briefly then strikes, concussing all players in its area.
Activate a Star to transform it into a Nebula (smoke).
Use (F) on a Star to Dissipate it, returning the star to be placed in a new location after a delay. Dissipate briefly forms a fake Nebula at the Star’s location before returning.
Astral Form / Cosmic Divide (X)
Activate to enter Astral Form where you can place Stars with primary fire. Stars can be reactivated later, transforming them into a Nova Pulse, Nebula, or Gravity Well.
When Cosmic Divide is charged, use secondary fire in Astral Form to begin aiming it, then primary fire to select two locations. An infinite Cosmic Divide connects the two points you select. Cosmic Divide blocks bullets and heavily dampens audio.
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