New Agent Harbor has officially joined the Valorant Protocol.
In a new trailer released by Riot Games, Harbor is thrown off his motorcycle during a street chase, only to be rescued by none other than Brimstone.
Harbor provides the voiceover for the trailer, which takes place like an action-comedy series. Witty and irreverent, Varun Batra exudes a charismatic swagger even when he has a horde of REALM agents chasing him.
The harbor wall looks like it can block bullets too
It turns out that Harbor’s water-bending abilities come from the artifact that REALM is now looking for. While on a mission in Mumbai, India to secure the artifact with Captain Greaves, it accidentally snaps onto his wrist, giving him the power to manipulate water.
Greaves then turns on him and demands the artifact. When Batra doesn’t hand over the bracelet, Greaves fires, but his shots are stopped by a wall of water protecting Batra.
The trailer dispels some of the mystery behind Batra. He’s not a thief or a villain, and he didn’t really try to kill Greaves. Instead, it’s the captain who seems to be chasing the artifact for his own agenda.
We also get a glimpse of Batra nestled in a bubble, which also deflects bullets. It’s not clear what this will look like in-game, but it seems that Batra has two different ways to block incoming fire.
The bubble also offers interesting possibilities, especially if Harbor can also protect teammates with it.
During the street chase scene, Batra deploys a waterline from his bracelet, which then activates to become a solid wall that his pursuer slams into. This could indicate a wall that works similarly to Viper’s Toxic Screen, with the main difference being that bullets and players cannot pass through it.
Another stationary shot shows a giant wave tripping enemies. The purpose of this ability is less clear, but it can be some sort of blocking ability that can slow or disrupt enemy movements.
In the final freeze frame, Batra charges a disk-like device while his opponents are trapped in a pool of water. This may or may not be his ultimate ability, but it’s a mystery at this point what it does.
You don’t have to wait long to find out. Harbor will appear in Valorant Episode 5 Act III next week.
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