VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1: Release Date, Leaks, New Agent, And Everything We Know

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VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1 is scheduled to begin on the 12th of January 2022. This date is tentative and might change during the last few weeks of Episode 3 Act 3.

The current Episode 3 Act 2 is in its second week, and a new map, Fracture, was introduced in the game. Popular data miners and community experts have also revealed that two new Agents will arrive in VALORANT soon.

So, if you're keen to know more about the next Episode and the new Agent, then we have you covered. Here is everything you need to know about VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1.

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VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1 Release Date

The current Episode 3 Act 2 will continue for eight weeks. This means that Act 3 is likely to commence from 2nd November, 2021.

Thus, fans can expect VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1 to start early next year. Recently, all the act release dates for the upcoming Episode 4 was revealed by popular data miner @Floxay.

Following that, Episode 4 Act 1 will commence on 12th January 2022. Act 2 will commence around March 1st, and Act 3 should start by April 26. However, Riot Games postponed the previous Acts, and it is highly likely that these dates will change.

Regardless, several rumors and leaks are surrounding the next Episode, and fans want to see more from VALORANT. While most of these leaks are merely speculations at this point, we will highlight the most plausible ones.

Is A New Agent Coming In VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1?

Popular data miners and influencers revealed two new codenames from the game files, Deadeye and Sprinter. One of them will arrive as Agent 18 in VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1.

Speculations suggest that Agent 18, codenamed Sprinter, may have hyperspeed abilities. This will allow players to quickly take control of the site without worrying too much about traps.

All the former VALORANT Agents had codenames that matched their skills in-game. Sprinter makes you wonder if this will be the first VALORANT Agent with supernatural speed, perhaps a lot like DC's Flash. Several speculated that Spinter will have abilities similar to Overwatch’s Soldier: 76.

Likewise, others have proposed that Sprinter will be a Controller Agent, but faster than Jett or Yoru. We have prepared an ability list for Agent 19 based on the theories online, you can find it here.

As for the official news, there is no telling which Agent will arrive in VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1. Fans will have to wait until Riot Games officially teases the next Episode.

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Is A New Map Coming In VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1?

Following the previous updates, fans can expect that a new map will arrive in VALORANT Episode 4. Riot Games hinted that the next map may arrive early in Act 1, and it will be designed after a geo-dome.

Lore expert Cynprel predicted that this map will feature the iconic location of Bahia, Brazil - otherwise known as the hometown of Raze in the VALORANT Universe. The next map has a chance of featuring Earth 2, which is so far the uncharted land in VALORANT's storyline.

Fracture was released recently, and it would be a while before we get to see the next VALORANT map. Judging by the time difference between Breeze and Fracture, it is best to expect the new map to arrive in the VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1 update.

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