What’s New in VALORANT Episode 5 Act III

Episode 5 Act III brings a new Agent into the fold: Harbor. Round out your team with this Controller and watch your enemies try to wade through onto site. But with all the excitement that comes with a new Agent, don’t forget to check out the latest Battlepass, the return of the Ion skinline, and more.

NEW AGENT: HARBOR (Oct.18)

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Who’s that on the horizon? Hailing from the coast of India, Harbor is a new Controller Agent who commands a mix of tide and torrent to shield his teammates and pummel the opposing team. Concuss your enemies with a literal geyser, and block vision and paths with his abilities Cove and Cascade. They won’t—and can’t—see it coming.

See all his abilities on his Agent page.

NEW SKINLINE: ION RETURNS (Oct.18)

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The era of Ion begins again—but don’t think this is just a carbon copy. Elevate the sights and sounds in your collection with a Vandal, Ares, Spectre, Frenzy, and a Karambit Melee created in the signature Ion style. Or, if one look’s not enough, upgrade to one of 3 variants, each with their own color-specific finisher.

EPISODE 5 ACT III BATTLEPASS (Oct.18)

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New Act means new Battlepass and this one isn’t one to miss. Curate your collection with the Simple Instructions Spray, Can’t Break Me Buddy and Starlit Odyssey Ghost.

Also included in this Battlepass as a free item is the Corbin’s Light Gun Buddy—created to honor Corbin, a member of the VALORANT community. The Corbin’s Light Gun Buddy takes design notes from Corbin and his older brother, and includes the coordinates to a star that was named after Corbin by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Riot Games will make a donation via the Riot Games Social Impact Fund to the C-Squad Foundation—started by his family in his honor right before he passed. Shine on, Corbin.

Play and earn extra cool stuff when you purchase the Act III Battlepass—this includes the Rune Stone Odin, Breach’s Approval Spray, and Iridian Thorn Blade.

If you’re new to the Battlepass, learn how it works.

GIVE BACK // 2022 BUNDLE

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The Give Back Bundle is back! From Nov. 16–30, 50% of proceeds from weapon skins and 100% of proceeds from accessories in the Give Back // 2022 Bundle will go towards the Riot Games Social Impact Fund in partnership with ImpactAssets.But before all that, we need your votes. On October 21, head over to our Instagram Stories and TikTok and vote for which past weapon skins you’d like to see in this year’s Give Back Bundle. If you miss voting on Oct. 21, no worries because from Oct. 21–23, you can still vote over at Twitter.

SECRETLAB x VALORANT (Oct.??)

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Secretlab, a gaming peripheral maker and long-standing partner of ours, has been hard at work on something fitting to celebrate the end of Episode 5. In the coming weeks, be sure to keep an eye on our socials for exciting news on what it is—and maybe soon you’ll get to experience it for yourself.

NEW RANKED ACT (Oct.18)

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Ranks refreshed. Think you’re ready to go again? Prove yourself against a field of fresh competition before the Act and Episode come to a close.

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