Updated on June 26, 8:37 p.m. (GMT+8): Added abilities.

Sova has some hunting competition, according to the most recent leaks.

Although there is limited information about the new agent set to release with Episode 7 Act 1 on June 27, we have compiled all the details on the rumored Deadlock Valorant agent.

Based on the Dev Diaries video shared by Riot Games on June 5, it is confirmed that Agent 23 will be a sentinel. Since then, numerous leaked details have emerged online.

We’ve listed down everything we could find about Deadlock.

What do you need to know about the new Deadlock Valorant agent?

The primary source of information regarding the new agent comes from Valorant data miner ValorLeaks. On June 20, ValorLeaks initially disclosed that the agent was referred to by the codename “Cable.” The following day, they further revealed that the official name of the agent was “Deadlock.”

An unconfirmed image of the new agent also surfaced online from Valorant Leaks on June 18, showing that Deadlock is a female sentinel agent.

Valorant Deadlock leaked image
Credit: Valorant Leaks

Deadlock’s upcoming first appearance was also teased in a short trailer that showed Sova scouting out icy terrain with his drone. Sova is tracking down the new agent, and more details will be revealed when the full trailer is out near the release of Episode 7 Act 1.

A teaser image from the Dev Diary video featured threads or cables and even cameras to rival Cypher’s tech possibly.

Another recent teaser described Deadlock as a stylish female with four striking moles on her face and a prosthetic arm, which elevates her abilities. Deadlock’s high-tech arm is said to grant her enhanced control on the battlefield, which fits the description of a sentinel agent.

All Deadlock abilities


Press the Ability 1 key (C) to equip the GravNet grenade. Fire (left-click) to throw the ability. Use alt fire (right-click) to lob the grenade underhand.

The GravNet will detonate upon landing, forcing any enemies caught within to crouch and move slowly.

Sonic Sensor

Press the Ability 2 key (Q) to equip Sonic Sensor. Fire (left-click) to deploy the ability.

The sensor monitors an area for enemies making sounds. If footsteps, weapon fire, or significant noises are detected, it concusses that area.

Barrier Mesh

Press the Ability 3 key (E) to equip a Barrier Mesh disc. Fire (left-click) to throw the ability.

Upon landing, the disc generates barriers from the origin point that will block character movement. Barrier Mesh will also block agent abilities, including Gekko’s Wingman.


Press the Ultimate key (X) to equip Nanowire Accelerator. Fire (left-click) to unleash a pulse of nanowires that captures the first enemy it comes to contact with.

The cocooned target will be dragged along a designated nanowire route, and if the captured agent reaches the end of this path without being rescued, they will perish. The nanowire cocoon is destructive, and requires a number of bullets to destroy.

You can learn more about Deadlock’s agent abilities in our explainer article. We also broke down how to counter her Annihilation ultimate.

Deadlock will be added to Valorant’s active agent pool on June 27 when Episode 7 Act 1 drops.

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