Let’s figure out how to unlock new agents in Valorant and how to start Agent contracts in this guide. Despite its similarities with CS: GO, Valorant has slightly different mechanics and characters. What’s great about Valorant, though, is that it provides players with the opportunity to unlock new agents for free. Today we will talk about how to unlock new agents in Valorant, which agents are free at the start of the game, and those you have to unlock.
There are 12 characters in Valorant.
At the start of the game, you have 6 unlocked characters to choose from: Brimstone, Jett, Phoenix, Reyna, Sage, and Sova.
As you progress through the game, Breach, Cypher, Killjoy, Omen, Raze, and Viper can be unlocked for free.
When you are on the in-game homepage, you can click on “Agents” to view all the agents that are available in Valorant. As stated above, when you start the game, 6 agents are unlocked (the other 6 agents are locked).
Each agent has its own set of tier lists. Unlocking your first two agents is easy. But you’re going to have to decide which two characters you prefer. In our guide for new Valorant players, we have explained which agent is the most beginner-friendly. So make sure you check it out.
After choosing an agent, click on “Play to unlock free agents” at the top of the homepage.
How to unlock new agents in Valorant?
If you want to unlock an agent, click “View Contract” and then the “Activate” button.
After activation, you can funnel XP into your agent’s contract. There are different tiers from 1 to 5.
What are all these tiers for?
After selecting an agent, you need to recruit them. When you play matches, you’ll receive experience points that will allow you to progress from tier 1 to tier 10. Every Valorant agent has a contract where you’ll get everything related to the agent you’ve selected. It can be a spray, different pistol skins, as well as other cosmetics.
After you activate an agent, you’ll have an XP bar up here.
You have to fill up this XP bar and reach level 5. Once you reach level 5, your contract will be unlocked, and you’ll be able to play as that agent.
How can you unlock more agents?
If you want to unlock more agents, you have to play in regular matches to gain Valorant XP and rank up through the tiers.
There are two ways you can gain experience points:
- Playing the game
- Daily missions
What is the easiest way to gain Valorant XP?
The easiest way to gain experience is by completing Valorant daily missions. There are loads of missions like deal damage, get headshots, plant or defuse spike, and purchase weapons or agent ability.
The active missions list is available from the left side menu on the homepage. You can also see the amount of XP you gain by completing each mission.
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