|This article or section details unreleased content|
This content is planned for an upcoming patch or has yet to be confirmed for release. The information may be slightly misleading before its official confirmation or release.
A Sentinel that focuses on mechanical outplays, with an additional focus of gunplay into the mix for an extra flourish...once you achieve that dream moment, it will be magnifique!
— Dev teaser
Their name was taken from a promotional video for Episode 3, where 'Deadeye' could be seen on the gun they were holding. Soon after their name appeared within VALORANT's files. This likely means that Deadeye is just a codename and not the agent's official call sign, though it is still possible that Deadeye could be their official name as Killjoy and is an example of an agent with the same codename and call sign.
Other speculation about them includes a possible relation to Sova, as Deadeye's name is shared with a player title reward in Sova's agent contract. It's also speculated that they are the narrator of the Fracture reveal video. Given the accent in this video and specific language used to refer to him in other sources, it is also likely that he is French or from a French-speaking country. This may then also link them to the name "Vincent Fabron", which was recently revealed on a Fracture security announcement, with this possibly being Deadeye's real name.