Back in July, Valorant dataminer ValorLeaks tweeted a screenshot of a line of code that apparently revealed the name of the agent set to be released after "Deadeye," who we now know as Chamber, Valorant’s most recent agent.
The codename in the screenshot is "Sprinter," but there has been no statement as to if this will be their official name upon release.
Now, six months later, we’ve received some more information on Valorant’s newest agent.
During the opening ceremony of the Valorant Champions Finals on December 12, Riot Games revealed a teaser for Valorant’s 18th agent. The video shows lines of code moving in the shape of a human with a woman’s voice speaking in English and Filipino. Which is probably a hint towards the agent’s country of origin, the Philippines.
Towards the end of the 17-second clip the voice can be heard saying “get ready” and “I go fast.” This is likely a reference to one or more of the agent’s abilities, and it could be assumed that they will have some form of a speed boost.
When translated, the voice can also be heard saying “I hope you get struck by lightning.” This could mean that the agent’s kit will revolve around electricity. If this is true, it would likely make them a Radiant, a group of individuals who have inhuman abilities according to Valorant’s lore.
YO SHE SAYS "Lintik kayo" at 0:10 !!!— Kai | Qgle (@KaijuQgle) December 12, 2021
"Lintik" means "Lightning" in Filipino and the full expression is "Malintikan sana kayo" or "I hope you get struck by lightning" but in modern times, we just say "Lintik kayo" instead.
THIS BISH IS FILIPINO https://t.co/wuub53G4cj
More information on the 18th agent could be revealed soon as they are expected to be released with Episode 4 Act 1 in January 2022. That is unless Yoru’s rework takes the spotlight and pushes the new agent’s release further back.
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