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The latest ‘Valorant’ hero is Chamber, the dapper sniper

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Valorant players are getting another hero to use in Riot’s free-to-play shooter. As described by character producer John Goscicki, Chamber plays the “gentleman assassin” role, a Sentinel-class character who “bunkers down, and holds a location by getting frags.” He can do this through a skill and weapon set that includes a trap that scans for enemies, a heavy pistol and a sniper rifle that can take enemies out with one perfectly-placed shot. Chamber will go live in Valorant with Patch 3.10 on Nov. 16. 

Valorant Chamber

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Given that his abilities are focused around “highly lethal, pinpoint accuracy,” as Goscicki says, they wanted his style to match. “A person like that would care about the finer things in life as well—from the cut of his vest, to the color of the threading, and how shoes would bring the whole outfit together.” If that description speaks to you, Chamber might be an agent worth trying out.

That patch comes a few weeks after Riot is set to release the Valorant Episode 3, Act III Battlepass, which goes live on November 2nd and will be available for 10 weeks. It comes with five free and nine paid “Marquee Items,” and the pack itself costs 1,000 Valorant Points, the game’s in-game currency. According to Riot associate art director Sean Marino, the Battlepass is focused on bringing some fall holiday vibes to the game. Given that one of the items Marino mentioned is meant to fit in with Halloween, it’s a little bit of a bummer that this doesn’t launch until after the holiday. But hey, why limit Halloween to just one month?

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Author Nathan Ingraham on date 2021-10-29 18:28:34 Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics. Engadget operates a total of ten blogs—four written in English and six international versions with independent editorial staff.

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