Some of Valorant’s earliest agents are getting some much-needed buffs. Riot Games admits in a recent ask-me-anything session on Reddit that Phoenix and Cypher could do with some love, though there’s nothing specific to share just yet.
“Upfront, yes, we are working on Phoenix, but it is too early for us to talk about details of what it may entail,” character producer John Goscicki tells one fan. “Right now, we want to take the time to explore everything between number tweaks to something more, unfortunately, we do not have a solid ETA on that, and we want to take the time to find the right long-term place for Phoenix.”
Naturally, that prompted some fans to ask if the team had similar plans for another popular character. “Cypher is in a similar situation,” agent designer Jay Watford confirms. “We aren’t prepared to share details or dates, but he is definitely on our radar.” The duo were among the original cast of agents to launch with the CS:GO and Overwatch mashup in 2020. While characters like Jett have remained firmly in the meta, the introduction of new faces has crowded Phoenix and Cypher out.