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Valorant’s New Agent Clove: Abilities, Release Date, and More

Valorant's New Agent Clove: Abilities, Release Date, and More
Valorant’s New Agent Clove: Abilities, Release Date, and More (Image via: Valorant)
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On March 24, 2024, Valorant unveiled its latest agent, Clove, during the grand finals of VCT Masters Madrid 2024. Clove is a unique addition, being the first non-binary agent in the game. Originating from Scotland, Clove’s abilities and gameplay are designed to keep players on their toes. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about Clove, including their abilities, gameplay, and more.

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Clove’s Release Date

Clove will be officially available on March 26, 2024, as part of Episode 8 Act 2. Here’s the release schedule for different regions:

  • APAC: March 26, 2024 | 14:00 PT
  • Brazil: March 26, 2024 | 18:00 BST
  • Europe: March 26, 2024 | 23:00 CET
  • Japan: March 27, 2024 | 6:00 JST
  • India: March 27, 2024 | 2:30 IST

Clove’s Gender and Nationality

Clove is Valorant’s first non-binary agent, using they/them pronouns. Riot Games aimed to reflect the diversity of its global player base with Clove. This extends beyond just location and culture to include gender identity, personality, and gameplay style. Clove hails from Scotland, a fact that’s evident in their design, voice, and overall aesthetic.

Clove’s Abilities

Clove’s abilities are designed to be both tactical and disruptive, making them a formidable Controller. Here’s a breakdown of their abilities:

Meddle (Q)

  • Charge: 1
  • Description: Clove throws a fragment of immortal essence that explodes after a delay, inflicting a Decay debuff on enemies caught in the blast.

Ruse (E)

  • Charges: 2
  • Description: Clove uses a mini-map to select up to two locations for deploying smokes. This ability can be activated even after Clove’s death, aiding their team posthumously.

Pick Me Up (C)

  • Charge: 1
  • Description: After damaging or killing an enemy, Clove can absorb their life force, gaining Haste and Health. If Clove’s health is full, an overheal effect occurs, lasting about six seconds, indicated by a purple hue on the screen edges.
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Not Dead Yet (X) – Ultimate

  • Charges: 7
  • Description: Clove’s ultimate allows them to resurrect after dying. Upon activation, a timer appears, and Clove enters an ethereal form, allowing repositioning before returning to life. If Clove secures a kill or damage assist during this period, they are revived permanently; otherwise, they die once the timer expires.

Clove’s Gameplay and Trailer

Valorant released an official gameplay video and trailer for Clove on March 24, 2024. The gameplay video showcases Clove’s abilities, offering a glimpse into their tactical use in matches. The trailer, though artistically presented, highlights Clove’s unique role in combat, depicting them rescuing teammates under heavy fire.

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Jennifer, the Associate Games Editor at INN News, came on board in 2020. After earning her Journalism degree from university, she spent four years as a freelancer. She’s your go-to for coverage on everything from CoD and Apex Legends to Genshin Impact and Monster Hunter. To reach out, drop an email to Jennifer at [email protected].