And, there she is! Following a week of teases, leaks, and speculation, Valorant’s 15th Agent has been officially revealed today after a leaked Russian trailer spilled the beans.
Her name is Astra, and as it turns out, most of the speculation was actually on point: Astra is a controlling Agent who uses “stars” to flash, smoke, and concuss enemies, as well as having the option to turn stars into gravity wells that pulls them toward their center.
There’s no official release date yet for Astra, but it’s safe to assume she’ll be part of Act II when it launches some time next week.
Here’s a full overview of Atra’s abilities:
Nebula – Activate a Star to transform it into a Nebula (smoke).
Nova Pulse – Activate a Star to detonate a Nova Pulse. The Nova Pulse charges briefly then strikes, concussing all players in its area.
Gravity Well – 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.
Dissipate – 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 – 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 two points you select. Cosmic Divide blocks bullets and heavily dampens audio.
Here’s today’s trailer offering a brief glimpse at Astra in action: