- A Valorant leaker has revealed that a new weapon, the Outlaw sniper rifle, could be introduced in the game’s upcoming Episode 8 release, potentially shaking up the current weapon meta.
- The Outlaw will have a magazine size of 2 bullets, 238 damage to the head, and 80% running speed, making it a mid-tier sniper between the Operator and the Marshal.
- While the Outlaw’s exact feel is uncertain, it could be a challenging weapon to master with a high skill ceiling.
A prominent Valorant leaker claimed that a new weapon, the Outlaw sniper rifle, is coming to the game soon. This would be the first time that Valorant has introduced a new weapon since its release in 2020.
The Outlaw was first leaked in October 2023 when it was accidentally revealed during a skin showcase. It was not seen in action and was only briefly seen in the game’s buy menu. The accidental reveal showed that the Outlaw costs 2,400 points, making it a mid-tier sniper sandwiched between the Operator (4,700 points) and the Marshal (950 points). This addition to the popular FPS game’s arsenal of weapons could shake up Valorant‘s current weapon meta. Ahead of the Outlaw’s potential release, leakers have shed some light on the mysterious weapon.
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Established leaker ValorLeaks shared that the Outlaw will debut with the launch of Valorant‘s Episode 8, which is set to release on January 10. The new sniper will apparently fire two shots before needing to be reloaded and can eliminate a half-armored opponent with a single bullet. The Outlaw will deliver 238 damage to the head, 140 damage to the body, and 119 damage to the legs. Although it’s not as powerful as the Operator, the Outlaw seems to be a beefed-up Marshal that is capable of outputting serious damage. Additionally, Outlaw users will have 80% running speed and will take 1.25 seconds to equip the sniper. Despite this information, it’s hard to say exactly how it will feel to use the Outlaw, but with Valorant being one of the harder FPS games to master, the weapon will likely have a high skill ceiling.
What are the Outlaw’s Stats?
- 238 damage to the head
- 140 damage to the body
- 119 damage to the legs
- 2-bullet magazine size, with 10 bullets in reserve
- 1.25s equip time
- 80% running speed
- 2.75 firerate
- Costs 2,400 credits
The Outlaw’s two-bullet characteristic sounds somewhat similar to the Shorty, Valorant‘s take on the double-barreled shotgun, which similarly allows users to fire two separate shots before needing to be reloaded. In addition to this new weapon, many fans are also hoping for a new character to be added to Valorant‘s agent pool sometime during Episode 8. Valorant‘s last newly-added hero was Iso, who was introduced with Episode 7 Act 3 on October 31. Valorant usually adds a new hero every four to six months, so it’s possible that a new agent will be added during one of Episode 8’s Acts. However, an addition of this kind has not been confirmed yet.
Some Valorant dataminers claimed that an agent codenamed “SmokeDancer” has been spotted in the game’s files. This is a Controller agent who possibly has smoke-related abilities, which would likely change up the current meta of Valorant‘s best team compositions.
Produced by Riot Games, Valorant is a 5-vs-5 team-based shooter that is very reminiscent of the Counter-Strike series. There are many operatives for players to choose from, each with their own unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Players will be able to purchase weapons and upgrades before each round.