The growing pool of Valorant agents expands further as Riot Games has officially released the trailer for ISO, the latest duelist agent, today. During the VCT 2023, Riot confirmed two new agents and instantly released Deadlock. While they confirmed that the other agent would be a duelist, we only recently got to see some teasers and posters for his abilities and presence. Finally, after a series of leaks, Riot has released the reveal trailer of Valorant’s latest duelist ISO. so, let us have a look at the trailer, abilities, and release date of ISO in Valorant.
Valorant ISO Release Date
ISO will be released with the upcoming Valorant Episode 7, Act 3 update, which is coming on October 31, 2023. The agent reveal trailer is already here (linked below), and the gameplay trailer will be released on 20 October 2023. We can also see ISO speaking Chinese in the trailer, which confirms his origins. ISO being a Chinese agent can possibly link to the origin of Omen as another Chinese agent Sage is also part of his lore.
Valorant ISO Reveal Trailer
The ISO reveal trailer is here. In this trailer, he is shown as an assassin who is hired by a mystery entity to wipe out a scientist and some guards. At the end of the trailer, we also see this mysterious individual giving ISO the task of assassinating Valorant agent Omen (go read our Valorant agent tier list while you are here). Apart from that, we hear the guards talking about ISO, mentioning him as a bulletproof wizard. And well, with his abilities out in the open, we understand why that is the case.
Valorant ISO: List of Abilities
As a duelist, ISO was speculated to be focused on gunplay and sharpshooting. With the reveal trailer, Riot has cemented that and declared him an assassin but instead of taking up arms like Chamber, he’s more focused on protecting you against enemy fire. Let’s check out all of ISO’s abilities here:
You can equip this ability to assemble a prismatic energy. Once done, press fire to send forward an indestructible wall of energy. This wall blocks bullets and destroys itself after reaching the endpoint. Sounds overpowered?
ISO equips a molecular bolt that you can throw in a direction. It travels in a straight line, and the bolt applies a brief fragile effect to all the enemies it touches. This fragile effect applied by ISO is similar to Valorant agent Killjoy’s alarm bot. You can throw this molecular bolt through any object. This includes boxes, structures, or even walls.
Double Tap (E)
Tapping the signature ability button will start a timer called the focus timer. During this timer, you enter a flow state wherein if you kill an enemy, they generate an orb similar to Reyna’s orb. If you shoot the orb, it grants you a purple shield. While you are in this shield state, you can evade any damage once, including Raze’s showstopper (shown above) or an instance of Sova’s hunter’s fury.
Kill Contract (X)
ISO creates an interdimensional arena in the Valorant battlefield using his ultimate. Once it is activated, you can launch a column of energy through the battlefield. This pulls you and the first enemy it hits into an arena. In this arena, you and your enemy stay until one of you wins the duel by combat. No other player cannot interface until the duel is over.
So that’s pretty much everything we know about Valorant’s 24th agent called ISO, who is the newest duelist, right now. We will learn more about this Chinese agent in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. What are your thoughts on ISO in Valorant? Does he look overpowered or will he emerge to be underwhelming like Deadlock? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.