Valorant Agent 17

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VALORANT Agent 17: Leaks, Release Date, and Everything We Know So Far

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
VALORANT Agent 17 is codenamed 'Deadeye' in the game's files and the agent is potentially arriving on 2nd November 2021.
The new agent is being designed by Riot Games’ Principal Champ Designer August ‘August’ Browning who created Jhin in League of Legends.
A dev update revealed that the next agent is a Sentinel that is mechanically demanding and the kit is designed around outplays.

With Valorant Episode 3 Act 3 set to kick off around 2nd November 2021, players are excited to find out about the game’s next agent. Riot Games has revealed some information over the past few weeks via its developer updates and players in the community have pieced together information from teasers and hints hidden within the game.

Riot Games is yet to officially reveal the next agent but we can expect official details as we get closer to the agent’s release date. Here is a compilation of everything we know about Valorant’s next agent who is codenamed ‘Deadeye’ in the game’s files.

VALORANT Agent 17 Overview

A recent developer update revealed some information about the new agent. Valorant character producer John Goscicki hinted that the upcoming agent will be mechanically demanding but he did not go into details about abilities or gameplay. Goscicki said that the developers “took a step back and thought about different ways to provide another Sentinel to the roster. A Sentinel that focuses on mechanical outplays, with an additional focus of gunplay into the mix for an extra flourish. We won’t reveal much more, just know that once you achieve that dream moment, it will be magnifique!”

The new agent is codenamed 'Deadeye'

All we know so far is that the upcoming agent is codenamed ‘Deadeye’ in the game’s files. Data miners have been trying to pry out more information from the game files but there is not much to go on just yet and we will have to wait for an official announcement later this year.

There is no information currently available about Agent 17’s abilities. Riot Games’ Principal Champ Designer August ‘August’ Browning joined the Valorant team earlier this year. Players were quick that the code ‘Deadeye’ which was found in Valorant’s game files is also the nickname of League champion ‘Jhin’, a legend designed by August. The upcoming agent could share some design elements with Jhin, who uses a hand cannon and grenades.

VALORANT Agent 17 Release Date

Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 is set to end on 2nd November 2021 and the next Act should commence on the same day. It is expected that the new agent will launch alongside the new battle pass, cosmetics and other content that has been planned for next month.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.