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Gekko Is OVERPOWERED! Everything About Agent 22

Gekko Is OVERPOWERED! Everything About Agent 22
Written by: Weeii
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05/03/2023

Valorant Agent 22: Gekko [OFFICIAL]


 

Valorant’s Agent 22 is finally confirmed by Riot, an initiator rise and born in Los Angeles, Gekko. 


We have seen a first look at his gameplay at the grand final showdown between Team Tarik and Team FRTT which demonstrated the new agent’s abilities to be a bit overpowered which concerned many in the community.



Abilities

Many believe that Gekko is one of those agents that can really make an impact on the outcome of the round. That being his abilities that seem at first, a bit too strong to play against. Here’s a look of his ability kit: 

 

  • Dizzy (E): Equip Dizzy FIRE to send Dizzy soaring forward through the air. Dizzy charges and then unleash plasma blasts at enemies in line of sight. Enemies hit by her plasma are blinded. When Dizzy expires she reverts into a dormant globule INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Dizzy charge after a short cooldown.

  • Wingman (Q): Equip Wingman FIRE to send Wingman forward seeking enemies. Wingman unleashes a concussive blast toward the first enemy he sees ALT FIRE when targeting a Spike site or planted Spike to have Wingman defuse or plant the Spike. To plant, Gekko must have the Spike in his inventory. When Wingman expires he reverts into a dormant globule INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Wingman charge after a short cooldown.

  • Mosh Pit (C): Equip Mosh FIRE to throw Mosh like a grenade ALT FIRE to throw underhand. Upon landing Mosh duplicates across a large area then after a short delay explodes.

  • Thrash (X): Equip Thrash FIRE to link with Thrash’s mind and steer her through enemy territory ACTIVATE to lunge forward and explode, detaining any enemies in a small radius. When Thrash expires she reverts into a dormant globule INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Thrash charge after a short cooldown. Thrash can be reclaimed once.



Community Feedback

 

While the new agent took place in the Grand Final showdown, fans started questioning his ability kit of his and how strong it is. Specifically, Wingman which is the most unique idea coming to Valorant just yet. 

 



Everyone refers to the Wingman ability to be completely overpowered as it clears out a lot of the danger and pressure you go through doing one of the most basic fundamentals of the game, defusing or planting. 

 

 

 

Another perspective to take into the looks which is the 1v1 or 1v2 situations you will take against Gekko. It will be incredibly different on both sides. 

 

Imagine hearing a spike tap in a 1v1 and peeking only to find out that there’s a Gekko holding you while his Wingman is defusing the spike. That sounds like a nightmare to deal with. 



Release Date

 

Gekko is officially set to release on Episode 6 Act 2 on the 7th of March (Tuesday) 2023

 

Upon his release we expect a huge meta shift coming to VALORANT and more specifically the initiator role, but we hope that this redefinition can be for the best. 



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