Nanoswarm is an ability in Valorant.


Nanoswarm is a Basic Ability for Killjoy that a player can use in-game by purchasing it via the Buy Phase for 200 credits.

EQUIP a Nanoswarm grenade. FIRE to throw the grenade. Upon landing, the Nanoswarm goes covert. ACTIVATE the Nanoswarm to deploy a damaging swarm of nanobots.
— In-game description

Time to Equip 0.75 seconds
Detection Range 3.5 meters
Detonation Delay 0.75 seconds
Damage Radius (Circle) 8 meters wide
Damage Rate 45 Damage/s
Friendly Fire Damage Rate 14.75 Damage/s
Nanoswarm Duration 4 seconds
Stow Speed (After Throwing) 0.45 seconds


Update History

  • Killjoy can now pick up deployed Nanoswarm grenades during the buy phase to get the charge back


  • Range at which Nanoswarm can be detected decreased from 5m >>> 3.5m
  • Damage increased from 40/s >>> 45/s
  • Damage now ticks smoother and faster while in Nanoswarm, instead of in chunks of 10 every 1/4 of a second.
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