Everything we know about Episode 3 Act 1

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Valorant's new Episode 3 Act 1 will commence from June 22 2021. The new episode brings a new agent Kay/0 along with many buffs and nerfs to 12 agents as per the leaks. Kay/0 is a robot looking initiator agent that can disable opponent's abilities. Let's just recap on what we know about the new episode so far.

Note: Check out our articles about the new agent, battlepass and the new patch leaks with all the agent nerfs and buffs.


Episode 3: REFLECTION

The new Episode is called "REFLECTION". This is directly connected to Duality.

Everything we know about episode 3 act 1

The Give It Back Bundle

The Give It Back Bundle is the first collection to be featured in store in the new Episode. This is also the first community voted bundle. The skins included in this collection are:

  • Reaver Vandal (1,775 VP)
  • Valorant Go Vol. 1 Spectre (1775VP)
  • Ion Operator (1,775 VP)
  • Reaver Sheriff (1,775 VP)

Squad Boost

The new Episode will introduce a squad XP boost for the battlepass. This will give everyone bonus XP for each game played. This boost will last throughout the entire Year One Event celebrating VALORANT’s one year anniversary. The Year One Event lasts from June 22 to July 6.

Depending on the size of your party, the boost percentage for experience will increase.

  • Party of 1: 0% Bonus XP
  • Party of 2: 8% Bonus XP
  • Party of 3: 12% Bonus XP
  • Party of 4: 16% Bonus XP
  • Party of 5: 20% Bonus XP

New Home Sccreen Background

Everything we know about episode 3 act 1

The Home Screen Background seems to be showing the duality radiants looking at our earth from a portal.

The Auto Balance option in custom games

Everything we know about episode 3 act 1

As you can see, there is an "AUTO BALANCE" option above the start option in custom lobbies now. The option is for auto-balancing the teams based on average pings as observed in 100T Asuna's stream.

New agent select background

Everything we know about episode 3 act 1

The agent select previously had ICEBOX as a background but now a completely unknown background is observed. This maybe the "Testing Gounds" location as seen in one of the player card in the new battlepass.

Everything we know about episode 3 act 1
Testing Grounds Player Card

YR1 Event Pass

One of the most interesting events is the Year One event, which features a unique free pass that rewards players with exclusive in-game items.

Note: Check out our articles about the new agent, battlepass and the new patch leaks with all the agent nerfs and buffs.