If you are new to Valorant and thinking that is this just another Counter-Strike game then you are wrong. Valorant may look similar but it is a competitive game based on the CS mechanism, and it brings lot more. The most important part to understand about Valorant is its Agents and their abilities. It plays a crucial role in winning and losing matches. Each Agent features unique abilities, and you can also unlock a new one as you progress in the game. So here is a guide on how to add new agents to your roaster as well there best abilities.
Valorant: How to unlock new agents?
In Closed Beta there are 10 Agents in Valorant, you can unlock two free agents by leveling up. The first one unlocks when you reach Level 5 and then the second free agent unlocks at Level 10. Remaining agents are locked and can be unlocked by completing Contracts.
Go to the Collection Tab in Valorant, and select Contract. You will see the objectives and requirements to play this. After completing it a certain amount of XP will be added to your account as well as you will unlock some new cosmetics. If you are looking to add more new agents to your roaster than focus on playing Contracts.
List of Valorant Agents:
Finding out the best agent in Valorant is based on experience, on how well you handle the character. For unlocking you can use Contracts and switch between them without losing any progress. There is also a pay to win model where for 1000 Valorant Points that is around $10 you can unlock all levels in the Contract. This is how you can instantly unlock a new Agent
When you are playing in a team the right combination of different Valorant agents will help you to win matches. The best thing to do is to have all types of agents in your team. So that you can have access to multiple abilities and co-ordinate with your team. Below are the four types of agents and their list.
- Controller – Omen, Viper, Brimstone
- Initiator – Breach, Sova
- Sentinel – Cypher, Sage
- Duelist – Phoenix, Raze, Jett
With proper combination and players good enough to control their agent will help you to plan out a winning strategy. For example, you ca use Raze’s ability to throw a grenade that explodes into cluster bombs. Jett can deploy a cloud of smoke revealing locations of enemies. After unlocking agents focus on their best abilities. You can test out different agents in the game to find which one fits your playstyle.