Valorant fans were certainly bummed at not receiving a new agent in the last patch. Riot Games had claimed that they were emphasizing quality over speed, and assured fans that the new agent will be hitting the servers shortly.
Luckily, it seems like the Riot devs are sticking to their promise, as the next Valorant agent is all set to release at the start of Episode 3.
In a recent Valorant blog post, Character Producer Josh Goscicki confirmed that fans will be able to play the new agent from patch 3.0
While Riot didn’t go into details on what the next Valorant agent will be like, they did leave some hints that have gotten fans excited.
The devs have stated that the new agent will have abilities that’ll be familiar to players who have played a lot of “traditional FPS games.”
“This time around we are throwing in some abilities that should feel familiar to folks who’ve played traditional FPS games their whole lives, but with added elements that will make those recognizable abilities unique within our roster,” Goscicki said. “This is an Agent who’s utility can create moments where you must rely on your gunplay.”
While the exact launch date of Valorant Episode 3 is still unclear, fans can expect to be able to play the new agent from around June 23, 2021.