Valorant to Make Agent Balance Changes in 2022, Hints at New Filipino Agent

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Valorant devs have revealed that they have plans to make some Agent changes next year, as revealed in a new State of the Agents blog post.

Riot Games recently put out a blog post on their official Valorant website looking back at the changes made to Agents over the course of the last year. With the likes of Yoru kicking off 2021 and Chamber being the closer, a lot of adjustments have been made in-between.

"Chamber appeared to close out the year, holding down sites with extreme precision. We have seen many players from different playstyles pick him up, and stick with him. He’s currently settling into his own spot within the roster, and we're excited to see how he evolves and shakes up pro play in the coming year."

The blog post revealed that throughout 2022, players should see a bigger focus being made on Agent balance. There will be update to Agents of all sorts happening within the first six months of the year. "Additionally we will be focusing more on addressing emergent balance issues faster than we did in 2021." As for what the changes are likely to be, it seems the dev team are keeping that under wraps for now.

The end of the blog post revealed a few details about the next upcoming Agent. "Kicking off next year is an Agent who can outpace the rest of the roster, shocking the competition, and sliding straight into the fight."

Ending the blog post with a "maraming salamat," it looks like we can expect a Filipino Agent to be the next welcome addition to the roster.