“Meet Deadlock, VALORANT’s Newest Agent Deadlock”

VALORANT’s 23rd Agent Deadlock: Everything You Need to Know About VALORANT’s New Agent Deadlock

VALORANT’s 23rd Agent, Deadlock, has been officially revealed by Riot Games. She is a Sentinel agent who uses cutting-edge nanowire technology to control choke points and secure kills with ease. Her kit is packed with unique abilities that promise to bring a new level of gameplay to the tactical shooter.


Deadlock’s abilities are as follows:

Sonic Sensor (Q): Equip a Sonic Sensor. Fire to deploy. The sensor monitors an area for enemies making sounds.

Barrier Mesh (E): Equip a Barrier Mesh disc. Fire to throw forward. Upon landing, the disc generates barriers from the origin point that block character movement.

GravNet (C): Equip a GravNet grenade. Fire to throw. Alt Fire to lob the grenade underhand. Upon detonation, any enemies caught within its radius are forced to crouch and move slowly, making them easy targets.

Annihilation (X): Equip a Nanowire Accelerator. Fire to unleash a pulse of nanowires that captures the first enemy contacted. The enemy is then trapped in a cocoon of nanowires, unable to move or use abilities.


Deadlock is a versatile Sentinel agent who can be played both offensively and defensively. Her Sonic Sensor can be used to gather information on enemy positions, while her Barrier Mesh can be used to block off choke points or create safe zones for your team. Her GravNet grenade can be used to flush out enemies from cover or to slow down their advance. And her Annihilation ultimate can be used to take out a single enemy or to buy your team some time to regroup.

Release Date:

Deadlock is scheduled to be released on June 27, 2023, as part of Episode 7 Act 1. She will be available for free to all players.


Deadlock is a powerful new Sentinel agent who will surely shake up the VALORANT meta. Her unique abilities give her a lot of potential for both offensive and defensive play, and she will be a valuable addition to any team. I’m excited to see how she plays out in the hands of the pros and the community.

Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Episode 7 Act 1!