Valorant New Sniper Outlaw Revealed: Release Date, Price & Details

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Get ready for a storm in the Valorant battlefield, because a new weapon is coming: the Outlaw. This sniper rifle promises to be a game-changer, and here’s everything we know about it so far.

Valorant Outlaw Release Date

Leaks suggest that the Outlaw will be available alongside the first act of Episode 8 on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. This powerful weapon could mark the return of the Chamber meta, as it’s perfectly balanced between affordability and effectiveness.

What Can We Expect?

Balancing Power and Value

The Outlaw is rumored to be a sniper rifle that strikes a perfect balance between power and affordability. With a price tag of only 2,400 creds, it’s significantly cheaper than other snipers like the Operator (4,500 creds) and the Marshal (5,000 creds). This makes it accessible to a wider range of players, especially those who favor long sightlines on larger maps.

But that’s not all. Leaked stats reveal impressive leg damage (119 HP) and headshots that vaporize opponents with a bone-shattering 238 HP. And to keep you in the fight, the Outlaw boasts a decent magazine capacity of two rounds with ten in reserve, and a snappy fire rate of 2.75 rounds per second. Plus, if you’re a whiz with your swaps, it features a quick 1.25-second equip time.

And to sweeten the deal, whispers from the grapevine suggest the Outlaw will arrive with non-animated skin options at launch. Think Battle Pass vibes – intricate designs and variety galore, minus the fancy finishers and flashy VFX.

A High-Risk, High-Reward Proposition

However, the Outlaw isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Its biggest drawback is its reported magazine capacity of only two bullets. Miss both shots, and you’ll be left scrambling to reload as the enemy closes in. This high-risk, high-reward nature adds an interesting layer of strategic depth to the weapon. Players will need to carefully consider their shots and make sure they count.

With Episode 8 just around the corner, Valorant fans are eagerly awaiting the chance to get their hands on the Outlaw. Whether it lives up to the hype and truly reshapes the meta remains to be seen. But one thing’s for sure: the storm is coming, and it’s packing a punch.