Valorant is currently in Episode 3 Act 1, and players have a lot to look forward to before the next Act arrives in-game. Although, it would be interesting to see what changes Riot Games would implement in the upcoming patch updates.
Popular content creators, data miners and leakers have taken to reveal several details about the next Act in Valorant. Speculations suggest that players might get to see a new Agent, and also a new map coming to the game with the next update.
At the same time, the developers have left several clues in-game for players to figure out the details of the next update. So, if you're wondering when Valorant's next act will begin, then we have you covered.
Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 Latest News
July 8 - More new agent info
Valorant leaker Mike (aka ValorLeaks) found source code pointing to a new agent called Sprinter potentially planned for Episode 3 Act 2.
Sprinter could be the actual name of the Agent codenamed Deadeye that's been rumored since June.
ValorLeaks also suggested Magepunk 2.0 will release in the next act with a new Operator.
Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 - Release Date
The current Valorant Battle Pass is scheduled to end on 24th August 2021. This means that players can expect Riot Games to come up with trailers and teasers from the beginning of August.
Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 is scheduled to officially begin from 25th August 2021. However, this is only tentative and might change until further notice from the developers.
Episode 3 Act 2 will pick up the narrative from KAY/O introduction in Valorant. As for the lore, it will be interesting to see the new dialogues and voice lines added to the game.
Valorant Act 2 Battle Pass
The developers plant numerous clues in the Battle Pass for players to get an idea of what's coming. In the current Battle Pass for Episode 3 Act 1, players will notice several images that suggest what Act 2 will look like.
For instance, players can notice some of the player cards in the battle pass. While most of them have a recognizable image, some feature areas we have never seen in Valorant.
The first one being the Naked OP card, players haven't seen the sculpture before on any of the maps. Similarly, the Testing Grounds card is another unique one.
According to several experts, these two cards foreshadow what's about to come in Episode 3 Act 2.
These clues hint at the fact that a new map might arrive with the next patch update for Valorant.
Is a New Valorant Agent in Episode 3 Act 2?
A brand new agent was recently introduced in Valorant, and several players feel that the devs may not add another agent soon. However, that has not stopped character designers, artists and theorists to come up with some creative additions.
According to several experts, Lola is a new agent concept that was added to artstation recently. The artist provides a comprehensive guide to Lola's abilities, and it deals with the art of faking.
From fake spike plant to automated defuse, this concept agent has everything players can ask for.
Similarly, several concept agents and ideas which are present in artstation might hint at the new agent. However, Riot Games has not officially made any statements about these concepts.
While they may just be fan-art, it is interesting to see how the community comes up with new ideas for Agents in Valorant.
As for when the next new agent is coming to the game, only time will tell!