Leaked Gameplay of Valve's Unannounced Hero Shooter Deadlock Surfaces
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Leaked Gameplay of Valve's Unannounced Hero Shooter Deadlock Surfaces

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Recently, gameplay footage of an unannounced game from Valve has surfaced, sparking excitement and speculation within the gaming community. The game, reportedly titled Deadlock, is said to be a 6v6 third-person shooter that promises to be a major competitive title from Valve.

According to Tyler McVicker, who is well-informed about the project, Deadlock aims to be Valve's next big hit, following in the footsteps of iconic titles like Counter-Strike and Dota. Described as hero-based, class-based, and personality-driven, Deadlock is poised to bring together Valve's diverse community under one umbrella.


The leaked video showcases gameplay elements that are sure to capture the attention of gamers. From a character traversing the map using a handrail system reminiscent of BioShock Infinite's Sky-Line to engaging in intense combat scenarios, Deadlock promises a thrilling gaming experience. The character selection screen reveals a roster of 19 playable heroes, each with unique abilities and playstyles.

McVicker also sheds light on the game's development history, stating that Deadlock has been in the works since 2018. With tower defense mechanics and a fantasy setting infused with steampunk elements, Deadlock is shaping up to be a visually stunning and immersive title that will captivate players.

Valve's co-founder and CEO, Gabe Newell, hinted at the company's ambitious plans for new games in 2021, expressing a desire to create more single-player experiences following the success of Half-Life Alyx. With the recent release of the multiplayer tactical FPS Counter-Strike 2, Valve continues to innovate and push boundaries in the gaming industry.


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