Typically, Valorant fans are used to receiving two agents and a new map per episode, with each of them arriving alongside an act. However, it won’t be the case with Episode 4 as Riot Games has confirmed in a recent announcement that the devs won’t be shipping any new maps or agents in Act 2.
In a Riot dev diary released today, Valorant’s executive producer Anna ‘SuperCakes‘ Donlon mentioned that the developers will be focusing on other aspects of the game instead of introducing a new agent or map.
“Every product team has a roadmap full of amazing content and features that will really push Valorant for years to come,” she said. “Dreams like ours should be built on a super-strong foundation, and that is going to be the overall theme of Act 2. Strengthening that foundation.
“We’ll be dedicating that act to the overall health of our game. There will be no new Agent or new map in Act 2.”
Donlon also explained further about what players can expect from the upcoming update. “There will be lots and lots of updates that target agent balancing, existing maps promoting good player behavior and an even better-ranked experience. Sometimes you need to just take a minute. You need to take a look around and make sure things are the way they should be. “
The highly anticipated Valorant Episode 4 Act 2 is set to arrive around March 1, 2022. Alongside these changes, the Act 2 update will also bring with it a new community Battle Pass featuring sprays, player cards and other stuff submitted by the Valorant community.