Everything we know about Valorant’s Agent 16 – leaks, release date, abilities

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Valorant has 15 different agents for players to choose from, but a new one is on its way. Riot has started teasing Agent 16 in various ways, and in this article we will gather everything we know about them.

The agent is expected to have the pseudonym Grenadier, which may give some clues about the potential abilities they will bring to the matches. Riot hinted at one aspect of the upcoming agent: “This is an agent whose tool can create moments when you have to rely on your shootout.”

While there’s not much to do, we feel that Agent 16 can prove to be very good at giving enemies a reason to break cover, and giving players a chance to test their target as they try to quickly disperse enemy scatter. If the Agent is able to throw some form of timed explosive, it would make sense and it would coincide well with both the name and Riot’s character statement.

People on Twitter they noticed that there were even previews in the game. The teleporter on Breeze now says “Arrival Imminent” and the knife stuck in the box also got a special animated effect.

During the recent Summer Game Fest, Riot also dropped a video ad showing a robotic head and body, so it seems that the new agent may also be some form of robot. At that time, Valorant’s official account quickly changed to the subject of Killjoy and published the above tweet, so it seems that she could have been the one who created the robot.

As for when the new agent arrives, we expect it to be sometime at the beginning of episode 3, which starts on June 22nd.

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