16 Sep 2021 12:39 AM +00:00

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

VALORANT Episode 4 Act 1 is scheduled to begin from 11th 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 11th January 2022. Act 2 will commence from March 1st, and Act 3 start by April 26. However, Riot Games postponed the previous Acts and its highly likely that these dates will change.

Regardless, several rumours 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 18 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.

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. However, it may not arrive in-game before Act 2 or 3.

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 2 update.

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