Valorant sniper Sova shows off his drone and sonar in a new gameplay teaser

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The Valorant character reveal parade continued today with a new teaser for Sova, a Russian sniper with fantastic hair. He's got a high-powered rifle with a scope that enables him to pick off enemies from afar, backed up by a drone camera to get a look at what's around corners and a sonar arrow that reveals hidden characters.

The teaser doesn't reveal Sova's ultimate, Hunter's Fury, which fires three bolts that can penetrate walls and travel the full length of the map, dealing massive damage to enemies they hit. But the Owl Drone and Recon Bolt both ook perfectly suited for a long-gunner: Neither do damage to enemies, but that's not really a concern for a one-shot, one-killer character—as long as players can actually make the shots.

Sova is the third Valorant character to be showcased in a gameplay trailer, following Phoenix and Viper, but you can get a rundown of all eight Valorant fighters revealed so far in our character guide. Valorant is expected to be out this summer.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.