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Valorant Agent 18 'Neon' First Look Reportedly Leaked by Prime Gaming

"Bilis."
"Bilis." / Image courtesy of Riot Games

It appears Amazon isn't done delivering new gifts for the holidays.

On Friday morning, the highly anticipated 18th Agent for Valorant was finally leaked as the Prime Gaming website seemingly revealed a new key art promo for the character a bit earlier than it was supposed to. Here's the first glimpse at Valorant's newest Agent named Neon, according to @ValorLeaks.

As tweeted out by ValorLeaks, the new Agent was pretty casually revealed on the Prime Gaming Valorant loot website as its new cover photo.

Immediately what stands out from the image is that the new Agent's look indeed fits the bill considering she had been codenamed "Sprinter."

With glowing eyes and skin markings, and only a lightning trail left in the path of those she's left behind in the dust, the new Agent looks as exciting as the leaks and teasers have hyped her up as.

From various voice lines added to the game with Chamber's recent release, the community has been able to decipher some main characteristics to expect of the newest Agent.

She predicates her abilities around speed, which has convinced some that she's going to be the "Jett counter" duelist. She also hails from the Philippines, and is going to be one of, if not the youngest playable character in the game.

In Riot's latest State of the Agents dev blog, Valorant character producer John Goscicki also had a brief series of sentences to add about the upcoming hero.

"Mga kaibigan ko," Goscicki said, which translates to "my friends" from Tagalog. "Kicking off next year is an Agent who can outpace the rest of the roster, shocking the competition, and sliding straight into the fight."

Be sure to note that although Neon will be the 18th playable Agent in the game, in the game's narrative she's considered Agent 19 due to Agent 8 continuing to remain unknown. It's still unclear when Riot will introduce Agent 8.

With just the Episode 3 - Act 3 Battle Pass set to end on Jan. 11, 2022, Valorant fans won't have to wait much longer for what is shaping up to be an exciting Episode 4.

UPDATE 12/31/21: The Valorant Twitter account has confirmed the leak and added that more news is set to come next week.