How to Unlock Deadlock in Valorant Episode 7 Act 1: All Four Methods Explained

Which way are you opting for?

Aditya Singh Rawat
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How To Unlock Deadlock In Valorant Episode 7 Act 1


Valorant released a new Sentinel agent called Deadlock along with Episode 7 Act 1.
Along with this, Riot Games also updated its progression system for Valorant which has changed how new agents will be unlocked.
Here are all the four ways you can unlock Deadlock and any other new Valorant agent.

A new Sentinel agent called Deadlock has been released by Valorant as part of its latest Episode 7 Act 1. The character from Norway is equipped with an array of unique abilities that are based on high-tech gadgets in the form of traps and wires.

The community is excited to get their hands on Deadlock and try out this agent that is locked by default for all the players. Even the progression system of the game has undergone significant changes along with the new patch, including the way a new agent is unlocked in the game.

Here are all the four possible methods through which Valorant players can unlock Deadlock and start experimenting with her across game modes.

All possible methods to unlock the new Valorant agent Deadlock in Episode 7 Act 1

Long story short, the four official and direct methods to obtain Deadlock or any other future Valorant agent are the ones listed below. We will expand on each one of them further ahead in the article, giving a detailed explanation for each.

  1. Completing Agent Recruitment Event

  2. Purchasing Agent Using Valorant Points (VP)

  3. Obtaining Xbox Game Pass Subscription

  4. Purchasing Agent Using Kingdom Credits

Agent Recruitment Event

  • The Agent Recruitment Event is part of the new progression system introduced in Valorant and has successfully replaced the previously used Agent Contracts system.

  • It is quite similar to the previous system, but instead of requiring a manual activation, there will be an automatic activation whenever a new agent is available to be unlocked.

  • All that the players need to do is complete Valorant matches and earn a total of 200,000 XP for the agent to be unlocked, in this case, Deadlock.

  • Do keep in mind that the agent needs to be unlocked within 27 days, otherwise, this opportunity will be lost and players would have to opt for a different method.

Unlock Deadlock Using Agent Recruitment Event

Using Valorant Points (VP)

For all those players who are low on patience or might have some extra money lying around, they can unlock Deadlock directly by purchasing the new agent for 1000 VP.

In this way, the players will skip the Agent Recruitment Event by directly purchasing the required 200,000 XP and obtaining the agent permanently.

It might seem silly to obtain a Valorant agent this way when there are free alternatives available, but for content creators and streamers this is a hassle free way of getting the agent as fast as possible so that they can get a headstart.

Xbox Game Pass Subscription

  • This is something that many Valorant players might not be aware of but in case you are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, then there are some exclusive benefits that you receive for the game.

  • One of the biggest benefits is that every new agent is unlocked for the subscriber as soon as they are launched in Valorant. This means that they can start playing with Deadlock right after the patch goes live.

  • All you need to do is link your Riot Games account to the Xbox Game Pass Account and that is it. However, the downside is that the day this pass expires, the agents will get locked again if the required XP is not collected by the player during the Agent Recruitment Event.

Unlock Deadlock Using Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Using Kingdom Credits

  • In case you are unable to unlock a new Valorant agent like Deadlock within 27 days of the Recruitment Event, then you will have to unlock the character using the new in-game currency called Kingdom Credits.

  • It would cost a player 8000 Kingdom Credits to unlock an agent this way. However, make sure you are prepared for the grind because this currency cannot be purchased and players need to grind matches in order to earn it.

  • If you are not a frequent player then this could be your backup option for unlocking Deadlock. As all players have been awarded a one-time bonus of 5000 Kingdom Credits, you would only be required to earn another 3000 Kingdom Credits to make the purchase.

Unlock Deadlock Using Kingdom Credits

These are the four proven and official methods through which not only Deadlock but any new Valorant agents can be unlocked in the game.

It is solely up to the player to decide which way suits them the best, depending on factors like how soon they want to acquire the new agent and whether they are willing to pay for it or not.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.