Everything you need to know about Valorant Episode 3 Act 1

From the Agent KAY/O to the new battlepass, here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know for Valorant Episode 3 Act 1.

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Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 is finally here, and as expected, this new season brings lots of new content to the game, including a brand-new agent as well as a new battlepass! The new season of Valorant is now live, and the highlight is no doubt KAY/O, a new agent that’s a machine of war that’s built for one purpose: neutralizing radiants.

KAY/O’s abilities include:

(E) ZERO/point

  • Official Tool Tip
    • EQUIP a suppression blade. FIRE to throw. The blade sticks to the first surface it hits, winds up, and suppresses anyone in the radius of the explosion.

(Q) FLASH/drive

  • Official Tool Tip
    • EQUIP a flash grenade. FIRE to throw. The flash grenade explodes after a short fuse, blinding anyone in line of sight.
  • Notable Mechanics
    • Right Clicking the flashbang, throws a charged flash, causing it to only have to cook for 1 second, as opposed to left click throwing a flash that cooks in 1.6 seconds.

(C) FRAG/ment

  • Official Tool Tip
    • EQUIP an explosive fragment. FIRE to throw. The fragment sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing near lethal damage at the center with each explosion.

(X) NULL/cmd

  • Official Tool Tip
    • INSTANTLY overload with polarized radianite energy that empowers KAY/O and causes large energy pulses to emit from his location. Enemies hit with these pulses are suppressed for a short duration.
  • Notable Mechanics
    • While Overloaded, KAY/O gains Combat Stim
    • If KAY/O is killed while overloaded, he is downed and enters a destabilized state, allowing allies to stabilize his core and revive him.


Alongside the new Agent, Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 features a new battlepass that’s priced at 1,000V P, and it includes Weapon Skins, Gun Buddies, Cards, Sprays, and Titles.

The Battlepass includes the following free items:

  • Jigsaw Ghost
  • Greatly Increased? Spray
  • Greatly Decreased? Spray
  • The Key to Ancient Mysteries Buddy
  • Snowbirds Card

Meanwhile, the paid items in the battlepass are as follows:

  • K/TAC Vandal
  • K/TAC Melee
  • Jigsaw Bulldog
  • Monarch Bucky
  • Force Card
  • Save Card
  • Clutch or Kick Spray
  • Salmon Nigiri Buddy

The Episode 3 Act 1 Battlepass starts from June 22 to August 24, 2021.

Year 1 Event Pass

Along with the battlepass, there is also a Year 1 Event Pass. This free pass includes exclusive content related to VALORANT’s 1st birthday celebration, including:

  • Year One Gun Buddy
  • Year One Card
  • EP 3 // Reflection Card
  • YR1 and Year One Titles
  • 20 Radianite Points

Give Back Bundle

Finally, players can also purchase the Give Back bundle. Priced at 6,382 VP, it is a special charity-themed bundle that includes the following


  • Reaver Sheriff
  • VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 Spectre
  • Reaver Vandal
  • Ion Operator
  • Give Back Gun Buddy
  • Give Back Card
  • Give Back Spray

Valorant Episode 3 Act 1 is now live.