Riot is back with more details about the upcoming agents in Valorant in 2023, and John Goscicki, the Valorant Character Producer, has today announced that we will be getting three new agents in the game this year. One of them will be an Initiator, the other will be a Sentinel, and the role of the third agent has not been revealed, and Goscicki has said that we will have to "wait until later in the year to find out" about it.
Glad to see the excitement around the next Agent news and tease but want to clarify two things:— Jeff Landa (@JeffLanda) February 21, 2023
✅️ We know the role for the 3rd Agent this year, just not sharing yet.
⛔️ The 3rd role is not a "new" role, like a bipedal tank or something. It's 1 of the 4 current ones.
The agent that got leaked with the codename Smokedancer could be the agent with the unknown role, as Riot just released a controller agent, Harbor, and it should take a while until we get the next one with a similar role.
However, this could be just us overthinking; who knows?
Character Producer @RiotMEMEMEMEME returns with the latest State of the Agents to share a look at Agent plans in 2023 and yes, a tease. pic.twitter.com/EAZ40eO9P8— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) February 20, 2023
Goscicki also mentioned, "we need to maintain a good balance of roles and game styles, but as we've added a lot more agents to the game, we don't necessarily need to have the perfect one to one balance across all the roles."
In addition to this, the teaser of Agent 22 has also been revealed, and they will be joining Valorant "soon," and they will bring their own "eclectic way to deal with situations, check corners, get onto locations, plant the spike."
There are still a lot of details yet to be unveiled by Riot, but we should soon start getting more information, and we will update you guys accordingly.