How to Unlock All Agents in Valorant
Riot Games’ “Valorant” is finally past the beta stage and available to first-person shooter (FPS) junkies across the world. As more players enter the competitive stage, it’s time to get serious about the agents you utilize in your matches. Having the right agent for the match is just as important as understanding the mechanics of the game.
So, keep reading to learn more about which agents are freebies, which ones you’ll need to work for, and how to collect them all.
How to Unlock All Agents in Valorant
As of the 1.02 update, there are 14 agents in Valorant with more to come in future updates. Your first two agents are free once you complete the introductory contract. Completing the contract also opens up more agent contracts and gives you the first five tiers for free for the agents you chose in the introductory.
After that, it gets a little tricky.
One of the things you have to remember is that you need to get to Level 5 with a locked agent to unlock them as a viable option for your roster. There are a couple of ways to do it:
Method 1 – Paying Your Way to Unlocked Agents
The first and simplest way is to buy your way through the roster. If you’re willing to spend real-world money, you can simply buy the agents you want without unnecessary grinding. Like other microtransactions for this type of game, though, the final bill is not cheap:
200 Valorant points per level = $2 USD
Levels 1-5 = 1000 Valorant points or $10 USD
You’d pay approximately $10 per agent to unlock their contract levels.
Method 2 – Grind XP
If you’re a little cash-shy or don’t believe in “pay-to-play” you can always unlock agents by simply completing contracts. It’s a time-consuming process but in the end, you get your agents without spending a dime.
Check out how to get started:
- Go to “COLLECTION” from the Main Menu.
- Select “Agents” to see all the available agents locked and unlocked.
- Choose the agent you’d like to unlock and press the “ACTIVATE” button under their avatar.
- Go to the bottom right-hand corner and select “VIEW CONTRACT”.
After completing the steps above, you should see the contract for the locked agent. There are a total of 10 levels for each agent, which can be unlocked at Level 5 by collecting XP in playing the game.
Concentrate on completing Daily Challenges since they provide an XP boost to put towards unlocking Agents. Keep in mind, though, that some of the challenges have time limits, so try to complete those first to grab up all the XP that you can before you’re locked out.
You’ll need around 25,000 XP to complete Tier 1 of an Agent’s contract with an extra 25,000 points for each Tier onwards.
So, your XP for one Agent to Level 5 would look like this:
Tier 1 = 25,000 XP
Tier 2 = 50,000 XP (25,000 + additional 25,000)
Tier 3 = 75,000 XP (50,000 + additional 25,000)
Tier 4 = 100,000 XP (75,000 + additional 25,000)
Tier 5 = 125,000 XP (100,000 + additional 25,000)
Add all the required experience points together for a total of 375,000 XP per Agent.
How to Unlock All Agents in Valorant Fast
The fastest way to unlock all the Agents in Valorant is to pay for them out of pocket. However, there are 14 agents currently available for the game at the time of print, with more on the way.
If you don’t want to pay the $120 to unlock all the agents, minus the two you get for free, you’re going to have to play the game.
Unlocking Agents rely on the XP you gather during gameplay. If you want to unlock your agents fast, try to grab as many Daily Challenges as possible and get ready for long grinding sessions. Keep in mind that the XP that you get from regular missions will rarely net more than 5,000 XP per game, so you need to combine them with Challenges to get the most out of each gaming session.
How to Unlock All Agents in Valorant for Free
If you don’t want to spend money to unlock all the Valorant Agents, you’re going to have to dedicate some time to play the game.
You need 375,000 experience points to reach Level 5 for each character to unlock them. You can do this through normal gameplay and by completing Daily Challenges.
How to Get Your First 2 Agent Unlocks in Valorant
You only need to finish the Introductory Contract to get your first two Agents unlocked for free. Collecting them beyond that point takes a little bit more work.
Why Can’t I Unlock All Agents in Valorant?
There are a few requirements you need to meet to unlock all the Agents in Valorant. They include:
• Activating them by pressing the “ACTIVATE” button in the Agents menu
• Collecting enough XP to get to Level 5 per Agent you want unlocked
• Spending 1000 Valorant points to get a locked Agent from Level 1 to 5 (optional)
Can You Unlock All Agents in Valorant for Free?
You can unlock all the Agents in Valorant for free, but it’s going to take a while. Each locked Agent becomes eligible for unlocks after they reach Level 5 and level up depends on collecting experience points. If you don’t want to spend real money, you’re going to have to invest time grinding to collect those points.
Can You Unlock More Than Two Agents in Valorant?
Yes, you can unlock more than two Agents in Valorant. You can either do it by investing time and collecting enough XP to qualify for an unlock or you buy the agents outright.
How Long Does It Take to Unlock an Agent in Valorant?
The actual length of time to unlock an Agent in Valorant depends on you, how much time do you spend playing, and how many missions and challenges you complete per game.
You need 375,000 XP to get a locked Agent from Level 1 to Level 5 where you can unlock them. That takes a bit of time, but strategizing your gameplay, like focusing on Daily Challenges, can boost your XP and help minimize that time.
What Are the Agents in Valorant?
The Agents in Valorant are the characters players use to participate in a 5vs5 FPS battle across different maps. As of the 1.02 update, there are currently 14 available Agents:
Each Agent has four unique abilities unique, including one ultimate attack move. Agent abilities can range from typical combat style perks like smoke grenades to more esoteric abilities like sonic arrows and conjuring walls.
What Are the Best Agents in Valorant?
The “best Agents” in Valorant depends on you and your playing style. Ask any two Valorant players who the best Agents are and you’re likely to end up in the middle of a heated debate.
Some of the popular S-Tier options include:
Popular A-Tier Agents include:
Remember that any tiered list you find online is subjective. That means that pros and cons for one player may not necessarily line up with your playing style. Checking out tiered lists is a good starting point, but you’re really going to need to try out the Agents yourself to get a good idea about the right fit.
Also, keep in mind that Riot will add more Agents with future updates so those tiered lists may change over time.
Expand Your Options and Collect Them All
You never know which Agent you’ll need for a particular mission in Valorant, so it’s important to unlock as many Agents as possible, especially early in the game. You want to make sure you have the right Agent with the right abilities for any given match.
Unless you’re willing to part with your hard-earned cash, collecting XP to unlock everybody is going to take some time. So, it’s probably a good idea to focus on unlocking Agents that you’re very interested in first because you’re going to be stuck with them for a while.
How long did it take you to unlock all the Agents in Valorant? Did you go the XP route or pay to unlock them? Tell us about it in the comments section below.