Agents are the playable characters in Valorant, representing an agent of the Valorant Protocol. Each agent serves as a different class with four abilities and has a unique Contract.
Agents have one Signature Ability which they get for free each round.
Riot was aiming to launch the game with 12 agents, but only 8 were available in the early press builds. The March 29, 2020, private event introduced Breach. Since the Closed Beta launch on April 7, 2020, Raze was added along with the map Split, bringing the Agent total to 10. Five agents are available at the first launch, with two more that can be easily unlocked by leveling up in the game. More agents can be unlocked by taking Contracts and gathering XP on them.
Agents have a base health of 100; Light Shields bring the maximum health to 125, and Heavy Shields to 150.
It is the intention of the developers that one agent is released per act.
Each agent fulfills one of four roles, defined by their abilities and playstyle:
- Controller are experts in slicing up dangerous territory to set their team up for success.
- Duelist are self-sufficient fraggers who their team expects, through abilities and skills, to get high frags and seek out engagements first.
- Initiator challenge angles by setting up their team to enter contested ground and push defenders away.
- Sentinel are defensive experts who can lock down areas and watch flanks, both on attacker and defender rounds.
List of Valorant Agents