In a recent Twitch interview, members of the Valorant development team talked about new Agent Harbor, discussing how the character forms in-game compared to the other controller characters.
It’s always an exciting time when a new agent is added to Valorant. As part of Episode 5, Act 3 of the game, players can expect to finally get their hands on the Indian hero Harbor. A character who is heavily inspired by Indian mythology and draws extensively from the culture of the country.
And while the Valorant community won’t have to wait long to test the character, the development team has provided some insight into what the community can expect from Harbor as it begins to fully integrate into the game.
Alexander Mistakidis, one of the developers of Valorant’s character and narrative team, spoke during the October 17 dev team stream about how Harbor is unique from its fellow controller counterparts. What sets him apart from the others and the way he overlaps with other pre-existing characters.
The development team described Harbor as having an aggressive playstyle.
“I think that’s something I hope players will experiment with. There are maps where you really need a wall controller to control the area and make those performances work.” And while Harbor will be unique to other controllers, Mistakidis adds that he will also play in a similar way to Viper.
“We think traditionally Viper is the only one who can achieve that goal,” Mistakidis then explains how “Harbor is similar in that they both have this wall smoke almost on the opposite end of the spectrum.” However, it seems that Valorant players should expect Harbor to play as one of the more aggressive controllers in the game.
“He can help a little with the defense, but he’s really good at conquering ground and being more aggressive.” Later, by describing him as the “good big brother,” players can expect Harbor to “spend his resources to take you forward as a team.”
Harbor is officially released as part of Episode 5 Act 3 on tuesday 18 october. He joins the game alongside all the new content in the latest Battle Pass.