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Turtle BeachMarch 6, 2023

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 : Release Date, New Content, Battle Pass, Gekko and More

New Season

The anticipation behind every new Valorant Act is one that players worldwide look forward too, and with Episode 5 Act 3 coming to a close, a new Episode is on the horizon.

With a new agent in Gekko, recently introduced, we're in store for a lot of content this time around.

We're going to runover all the changes coming to Valroant with the new Episode below!

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 Release Date

Riot has now officially announced a release date as of now, but it appears that Episode 6 Act 2 will release sometime around March 7th, 2023.

As this is when the current battle pass for Episode 6 Act 1 is slated to end.

New Game Mode: HURM

New Agent: Gekko

Gekko's abilities are as follows:

  • Mosh Pit
    • FIRE to throw Mosh like a grenade or ALT Fire to throw underhand. After landing, Mosh Duplicates across an area and explodes after a short delay.
  • Wingman (Q)
    • FIRE to send Wingman forward looking for enemies. If an enemy is found, Wingman fires a concussive blast in a triangular shape to the first enemy seen.

    • ALT FIRE when looking at Site or Planted Spike to Plant (You must have the spike) or Defuse the Spike. Wingman can be destroyed by other players while planting or defusing the spike.

    • When Wingman Expires, he turns into a glob which can be picked up to be used again after a short cooldown.

  • Dizzy (E)
    • FIRE to send Dizzy forward into the air. Dizzy charges up and sends out beams at enemies in their line of sight. When enemies are hit, they are blinded.

    • When Dizzy Expires, they turn into a glob which can be picked up to be used again after a short cooldown.

  • Ultimate Ability: Thras
    • FIRE to control & link with Thrash to steer her. FIRE while in the Ultimate to lunge forward and explode, detaining any enemies within their radius.

    • When Thrash Expires, she turns into a glob which can be picked up to be used again after a short cooldown. Thrash can only be reclaimed ONCE.

Battle Pass

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 Patch Notes

AGENT UPDATES

Gekko goes live!

  • Learn his abilities on our Agents page.
  • Watch the latest Initiator and his friends take on Los Angeles in the launch trailer.

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

  • Updated thread synchronization to reduce input latency.
    • Input latency has been improved by ~1 frame for players who meet all of the following criteria:
      • They do not have NVIDIA Reflex/AMD Anti-Lag available/enabled.
      • They have multithreaded rendering enabled.
      • They use VSYNC.

BUGS

AGENTS

  • Fixed bug where if Sage's Barrier Orb was damaged while fortifying, it would fortify to full health instead of going to max health minus the damage that was dealt during fortification.

GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS

  • Fixed a bug where abilities, like Sova Drone that are pushed by the Lotus doors into other players, could continue to push players even after the door stops or the players exited the doors area.

PERFORMANCE

  • Fixed hitch where game mode related UI is loaded in a blocking manner on game startup.
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