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Blink, and you'll miss this tease for Valorant's new Agent

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Valorant (opens in new tab) celebrates its first birthday this month. To celebrate, Riot showed a brief tease of the game's next Agent at today's Summer Game Fest kickoff show. Believe me, though, it's a very brief indeed. 

The clip, that maybe tops out at three entire seconds, gives us a glimpse at an unfinished robot hanging in a warehouse while a mechanised head flickers to life. Is this the new Agent? Did the new Agent build this robot? Whom among us can say?

Assuming the robo is actually the new agent, it'd be a first the game's burgeoning roster. Valorant's abilities typically revolve around magic more than technology, so unless the new agent is some sort of technowizard (possible), they're probably going to specialize in fancy tech like Cypher and Killjoy.

That's all we can really go by for now, sadly. Optimistically, we hope to get a full reveal of this mystery robot before the end of June.

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Natalie Clayton
Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.