Valorant’s new agent, Neon, has been recently showcased by Riot Games after several leaks and teasers.
Valorant’s new agent, Neon, has been recently showcased by Riot Games after several leaks and teasers. The new agent will arrive in the game early this year, along with the release of Episode 4 Act 1. Neon was previously codenamed “Sprinter,” as per the data miners. On December 31, 2021, Amazon Prime accidentally announced the game’s Episode 3 Act 1 art with the new agent in it.
The post was later removed and Riot Games officially introduced the new Valorant agent Neon to the players. Neon is the 19th agent coming to the Valorant Protocol after Chamber and the Frenchman that arrived in Episode 3 Act 3.
The Valorant community will be excited to receive the first agent in Episode 4 Act 1, which is expected to drop on January 12. Neon is said to be a Duelist, as her features and abilities suggest the same. She was teased with a cryptic message during the Valorant Champions finals, where a female voice said “Enemies in our way? I hope they like getting by lightning” and “I go fast.”
John Goscicki, Valorant’s Character Producer, during the State of Agents released last year, said, “Hopefully, all of us are going into next year with renewed energy, ready to take on new and unexpected challenges. Kicking off next year is an Agent who can outpace the rest of the roster, shocking the competition, and sliding straight into the fight.”
The community speculated that the new Valorant agent would be a radianite with lightning abilities and has the potential to move faster than Jett. This could also have an impact on Jett’s pick rate, as the agent is capable of fast mobility and taking fights.