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Valorant Agent 16: Release Date & Role

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Valorant Agent 16 All We Know
Not much is known about the next agent in Valorant. (Credit: Riot Games)

Valorant is currently in its Act 2 Episode 2 and the latest character to join the roster that came with it was Astra. What about the next agent? Here's all we know about Valorant agent 16.

The number of agents in Valorant keeps growing with the release of every new episode so far and currently sits at a total of 15. Astra was the newest agent in Act 2 Episode 2 bringing a breath of fresh air into the shooter. What do we know about agent 16 though?

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When is the agent 16 Release Date?

If there's one thing that's certain it's that Valorant will get another agent with the next episode. Act 2 Episode 3 will be out a month from now as the current Battle Pass is set to come to an end in late April. Expect the new agent after April 27. Considering there's still a lot of time we haven't had a lot of teasers or leaks for the upcoming agent. One thing that got fans hyped was a short trailer published by the Valorant Twitter.

It got many players speculating it'll be about the new agent. Sadly, it turned out to be just a teaser for the Strike Arabia tournament.

This doesn't exactly rule out the possibility of a middle eastern agent as anything is possible. Considering Valorant tries to inclusive, we'll probably see agents from every side of the globe so why not the Middle East?

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What is the agent 16 role?

When it comes to roles, agents are well-defined in Valorant. We have four classes - Duelist, Initiator, Controller, and Sentinel. The 15 agents so far are split as follows:

  • 5 Duelists
  • 4 Controllers
  • 3 Initiators
  • 3 Sentinels

Considering the last two agents that got released were a Controller and a Duelist, we're probably going to get an Initiator or a Sentinel next. Our bet is on an Initiator as the current meta for the class is heavily in the favor of Sova. It'd be nice to get a viable alternative. Then again, getting a Sentinel won't be too bad either.

With over a month remaining there's still plenty of time for Riot Games to drop teasers and clues about the origins of Valorant's agent 16. Stay tuned for an update!

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