Valorant Shatter Crusader

UPDATE: Morello of Riot Games confirmed on Twitter that Shatter and Crusader are Valorant characters no longer in the works.

The original story remains below.


A recent Valorant leak gives a sneak peek into the abilities of two agents: Shatter and Crusader. Riot’s still-evolving Valorant has taken hold of gamers’ hearts and competitive spirits around the world. The 5v5 tactical shooter currently hosts a roster of 11 agents, donned with unique kits and open playstyles.

Previously, Riot’s team ensured that Valorant‘s player base could look forward to fresh agents. Currently, the game’s roster is stacked with “Duelists,” or combat focused agents. For example, Phoenix takes the game into his own hands with his flashes. Yet, there’s only one dedicated healing character—Sage. Additionally, there are others like Brimstone, who’s kit is relatively more utility-based. As a result, players are eager to see an increase in the representation of playstyles.

Shatter’s leaked audio files

ValorantExpress, known for its game leaks, released audio files of Shatter’s abilities. Initially uncovered during the beta, Shatter’s abilities hint at a tricky agent. According to the leak, he can clone himself, confusing enemies who fall for his decoy. Furthermore, after the leaks, it’s now thought “Clone Explode” allows Shatter to clone himself and find his way into some regions of the map.

Leaked Crusader Valorant abilities

Initially thought to be a prototype of Breach, Crusader’s kit differs significantly. According to ValorantExpress, Crusader was designed with a riot shield to “block damage when he is planting the bomb, and even be throw-able.” However, the guard doesn’t last forever and is breakable. Furthermore, the leakers say Crusader utilizes throwable grenades.

Since the leaks surfaced, Valorant‘s team hasn’t spoken about whether or not they’ve scrapped the two agents. There’s a possibility the duo is still in the works and could release in the future. Until then, it’s interesting to see how current agents may have evolved from previous designs. What’s more, the leaks shine light onto how Riot may develop the roster moving forward.

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Minna Adel Rubio
Minna is a Purdue graduate and Texas native. She enjoys team-based FPS games, including class-based and arena shooters. She's a former competitive Overwatch and Team Fortress 2 player. Her writing focuses on all things FPS, specifically Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the esports industry.