Valorant's Game-Changing Outlaw Sniper Rifle: Leaks Unveil Potent Stats and Arrival in Episode 8, While Dataminers Tease 'SmokeDancer' Agent Shakeup!

A reputable Valorant informant has suggested the impending arrival of a new weapon, the Outlaw sniper rifle, marking the first introduction of a new weapon to Valorant since its inception in 2020.

The initial leak of the Outlaw occurred in October 2023 when it was accidentally disclosed during a skin showcase. Although not showcased in action, the Outlaw briefly appeared in the game's buy menu. Priced at 2,400 points, the Outlaw occupies a mid-tier position among snipers, falling between the Operator (4,700 points) and the Marshal (950 points). This addition to Valorant's weapon arsenal has the potential to reshape the current weapon meta in the popular FPS game. Ahead of the possible release of the Outlaw, leakers have provided insights into the mysterious weapon.

Well-established leaker ValorLeaks has indicated that the Outlaw will make its debut with the launch of Valorant's Episode 8 on January 10.

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The new sniper is purportedly capable of firing two shots before requiring a reload and can eliminate a half-armored opponent with a single bullet. The Outlaw is expected to inflict 238 damage to the head, 140 damage to the body, and 119 damage to the legs. While not as potent as the Operator, the Outlaw appears to be an enhanced version of the Marshal, offering significant damage output. Additionally, Outlaw users will experience 80% running speed and will take 1.25 seconds to equip the sniper. Despite this information, the actual feel of using the Outlaw remains uncertain. Given Valorant's reputation as one of the more challenging FPS games, the weapon is likely to have a high skill ceiling.

Valorant's Game-Changing Outlaw Sniper Rifle: Leaks Unveil Potent Stats and Arrival in Episode 8, While Dataminers Tease 'SmokeDancer' Agent Shakeup! 1

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The Outlaw's two-bullet characteristic bears resemblance to the Shorty, Valorant's double-barreled shotgun, allowing users to fire two separate shots before needing to reload. Alongside the anticipation for the new weapon, fans are expressing hopes for the introduction of a new agent to Valorant's agent pool during Episode 8. The latest addition was Iso, featured in Episode 7 Act 3 on October 31. Although Valorant typically introduces a new agent every four to six months, no official confirmation has been provided yet.

Some Valorant dataminers have reported the discovery of an agent codenamed "SmokeDancer" in the game's files. This potential Controller agent is speculated to possess smoke-related abilities, potentially influencing the current meta of Valorant's optimal team compositions.