How to unlock more agents in Valorant is more complex than it seems.
Valorant, like most of its comparable titles, comes with a roster of available characters for players to use. Most of these games give you the full collection all at once so you have the entire breadth of width of possibility to choose from. Riot Games' FPS, although, is different. At the start, the player will only have a handful of agents ready to play. The rest are locked and need to be earned through progression.
How to Unlock More Agents in Valorant
As a sort of tutorial, players will then be given the opportunity to take on two contracts which culminate in the unlocking of two other agents of the player's choosing. Completing contracts involves taking on matches and finishing daily challenges to earn experience toward each.
This is the primary way of unlocking agents. Obviously, the first two contracts the game gives you are the quickest to complete. Later introductory contracts are much more lengthy and demand more experience—around 375,000 according to players.
Beyond introductory contracts, players have the chance to complete other tiered contracts to unlock special additions for that agent. There are ten per agent and each reward follows a similar pattern of titles, skins, static and animated sprays, and background cards.
New players will start off with five out of the available agent pool: Jet, Sova, Brimstone, Sage, and Phoenix. The order of which the other six are unlocked are up to player discretion.