VALORANT Episode 3 Will Feature Major Agent Nerfs, Weapon Price Changes, and A Killer Robot

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Content Creator
June 18, 2021  04:28 PM

A new VALORANT early access test build has revealed potential upcoming updates to agents and weapon prices for Episode 3: Reflection, Act 1. 

Various sidearms, shotguns, SMGs, sniper rifles, and machine guns have seen their prices increased or decreased. 

Here are the weapon price changes that are significant: Stinger (reduced from 1,100 to 950 creds), Judge (increased from 1,600 to 1,850 creds), and Operator (reduced from 5,000 to 4,700 creds). The Marshal, Aries, Guardian, Bulldog, Frenzy, Shorty, and Bucky have price changes. 

As for agent updates, almost all of them get buffs or nerfs, with Jett, Skye, Omen, and Breach getting more substantial changes. 

Omen's Shrouded Step increased from 100 to 150 creds and his Paranoia was reduced from 400 to 300 creds. His Dark Cover will now cost an extra 100 for the second charge, and it will regenerate after 40 seconds. 

Jett's Updraft and Cloudburst abilities have increased by up to 100 creds, and her Blade Storm ultimate ability has increased from six to seven points. 

Skye's Trailerblazer and Guiding Light get price increases. Her Guiding Light's charges have been reduced from three to two, and she now has to wait 40 seconds between flashes. 

Sova gets a major nerf as most of his abilities get price increases: His Owl Drone increased from 300 to 400 creds; Shock Bolt increased from 100 to 150 creds, and his Hunter's Fury ultimate increased from seven to eight points. 

Astra, Brimstone, Phoenix, Reyna, Viper, and Yoru have also received minor nerfs. Cypher's ultimate was moved from seven to six points, and Killjoy doesn't get any changes at all. 

You can check out the full list of updates liable to change before Episode 3, Act 1 launches on Tuesday, June 22. 


Weapon price changes


Shorty: 200 to 150 creds

Frenzy: 500 to 450 creds


Stinger: 1,110 to 950 creds


Bucky: 900 to 850 creds

Judge: 1,600 to 1,850 creds


Bulldog: 2,100 to 2,050 creds

Guardian: 2,400 to 2,250 creds

Sniper rifles

Marshal: 1,000 to 950 creds

Operator: 5,000 to 4,700 creds

Machine guns

Aries: 1,600 to 1,550 creds


Agent changes


Astral Form

> 200 to 150 creds

Starting stars two to one



> 100 to 200 creds

> One large shock to three small burst shocks


> 200 to 250 creds

> Three to two charges



> 200 to 250 creds


Neutral Theft

> Seven to six ultimate points



> 100 to 200 creds


> 100 to 150 creds


> Can no longer dash through Cypher’s tripwires


> Six to seven ultimate points


Shrouded Step

> 100 to 150 creds


> 400 to 300 creds

Dark Cover

> Two free smokes to one free smoke, second smoke costs 100 creds

[New] smokes regenerate after 40 seconds



> 200 to 250 creds


Boom Bot

> 200 to 400 creds


> Seven to eight ultimate cost



> 200 to 250 creds


Slow Orb

> 100 to 200 creds


> Seven to eight ultimate points



> 200 to 250 creds

Guiding Light

> 100 to 150 creds

Three to two charges

[New] flashes regenerate after 40 seconds


Owl Drone

> 300 to 400 creds

Shock Bolt

> 100 to 150 creds

Hunter’s Fury

> Seven to eight ultimate points



> 100 to 200 creds



> 200 to 250 creds

Expect these changes to come with the addition of the new robotic agnet, KAY/O in the upcoming episode. 

You can watch an Early Access livestream here: 

Related: Riot Reveals Which 4 VALORANT Weapon Skins Are Returning For The Give Back Bundle

VALORANT Episode 3, Act 1 will launch on June 22. A new battle pass will arrive to commemorate the game's first birthday, as well as some balance changes. 

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