Everything to Know About the Launch of VALORANT’s 25th Agent

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Hey there, VALORANT enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting news for you. As you know, VALORANT is a thrilling tactical shooter game that keeps us on our toes with its diverse agents, each boasting unique abilities and playstyles. The game is always evolving, introducing new content like maps, modes, and agents. Remember Iso, the latest addition to the roster? This duelist can manipulate gravity and create shockwaves, adding a whole new dimension to the game. But the question on everyone’s lips is – who’s next? Let’s dive into everything we know about the upcoming VALORANT Agent 25, including the release date, role, codename, and potential abilities.


When Can We Expect VALORANT Agent 25?

Leaks suggest that VALORANT Agent 25 will make its grand entrance in March 2024, coinciding with Episode 8 Act 2. This means that the new agent won’t be available at the start of the new episode, which is slated to kick off on January 9, 2024. Instead, the new agent will likely be introduced later in the act, possibly around the time of the VCT Masters Madrid 2024, scheduled for March 14 to March 24, 2024. However, Riot Games hasn’t confirmed this, and the release date could shift depending on the development process.

What Role Will VALORANT Agent 25 Play?

Rumors are swirling that VALORANT Agent 25 will be a controller. Controllers are agents that can create smokes, walls, or other forms of vision denial, helping the team execute strategies and take map control. The current controllers in the game are Brimstone, Omen, Astra, and Viper. The last controller added was Astra, back in March 2021. Since then, Riot Games has introduced two duelists (Kay/O and Iso), one initiator (Deadlock), and one sentinel (Chamber). So, it seems plausible that the next agent will be a controller, balancing the roster and providing more options for this role.

What’s the Codename for VALORANT Agent 25?

While VALORANT Agent 25 doesn’t have an official name yet, leakers have revealed the codename that Riot Games uses internally for the new agent. The codename is “SmokeDancer”, hinting at a connection to smokes or movement. This could mean that the new agent might be able to create smokes with varying effects, such as slowing, damaging, or buffing allies or enemies within them. Alternatively, the new agent might have mobility skills, allowing them to dash, teleport, or fly through the smokes.

What Abilities Might VALORANT Agent 25 Have?

While VALORANT Agent 25’s abilities aren’t confirmed yet, leakers have shared some hints and speculations based on the codename and role. One potential ability could be a smoke grenade that can be thrown and detonated remotely, creating a large smoke cloud that lasts for a few seconds. Another possibility is a passive skill that allows the agent to see through the smokes, whether their own or the enemies’. A third potential ability could be a dash that allows quick movement in any direction, leaving behind a trail of smoke that obscures enemy vision. A fourth potential ability could be an ultimate that creates a massive smoke dome covering a large area of the map, giving the agent and their team an advantage in positioning and information.

Any Teasers for VALORANT Agent 25 Yet?

While there’s no official teaser for VALORANT Agent 25 yet, leakers have found a possible clue in the Episode 8 Act 1 Battle Pass. One of the player cards in the battle pass features a purple butterfly, which doesn’t seem to connect to any existing agents or lore. Some fans believe this could be a hint for the new agent, symbolizing the agent’s ability to create smokes or fly through them. However, Riot Games hasn’t confirmed this, and the butterfly could just be a random design.

So, there you have it! That’s everything we know so far about VALORANT Agent 25. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the release date. Happy gaming!

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