Will Valorant's new Agent tie into the new map?

Valorant Season 2 Act 3 is almost here and we've got the latest Patch Notes for you here.

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We know a new Agent is on the way, but we don't actually know much about them yet. For now, though, we have news on the new map for you.

LATEST - Valorant 2.08 Patch Notes

The next set of Valorant Patch Notes are finally here and we have an overview for you below.

Breeze is being introduced with a "Breeze-only" queue for two weeks! It will then be available in both Standard Unrated and Competitive playlists.

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Valorant Act 3 Breeze Map Coaching Slots Patch Notes
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2.08 HIGHLIGHTS - Here's the ultra-brief overview on what's coming in Version 2.08

In addition to this, Coach Slots are being added to the game in both Tournament Mode and Custom Games lobbies. There's also a handful of bug fixes for Astra and Viper, as well as a few fixes for the social features. You can find the full patch notes for the update here, though.

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Still No Release Schedule

Although we're expecting the new Valorant update to drop today, we unusually have very little information about what's coming (other than the new map).

Last time, the most recent Valorant title update went live at around 22:00 EST / 03:00 BST (Next Day). So, with this in mind, we're expecting a similar timeline of events this evening.

That being said though, we knew more about that update by now so maybe there's been some sort of delay? Only time will tell, unfortunately, but we're keeping an eye on Valorant's socials for the latest news.

In the meantime, the Washington Post did a deep dive into the development new map and how Riot Games put it all together. You can check that out below!

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New Breeze Map Revealed

Ahead of the launch of Episode 2 Act 3, Riot Games have officially revealed a new trailer for the new Breeze map that will be coming to the game along with the new season.

Check out the trailer below.

Will There Be A New Agent?

We might not have confirmation of who the new Agent is, but we're pretty certain we will be getting a new agent in some capacity in the next Valorant Act.

There are currently 15 Agents in the Valorant roster and we're certain that Season 2 Act 3 will bump this number up to 16.

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ASTRA - Agent 15 was a Cosmic Controller, what do we think Agent 16 will be?

This update is expected on either April 21st, just a few days away, or a week later on April 27th.

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What We Know So Far

Unusually, there hasn't really been any solid leaks that showcase Agent 16 ahead of Valorant Season 2 Act 3.

All we know so far is that the new map is based somewhere in the Caribbean and the new Valorant agent could be linked to this.

ValorLeaks has also shared another teaser that suggests the new Valorant Agent could operate with an explosive-based toolset.

This is, of course, a bit of a stretch as nothing concrete is out yet. However, we should learn more soon as we approach the release date.

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Act 3 Release Date

Valorant Season 2 Act 3 still doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but we do know when we're expecting the next major title update from Riot Games.

Valorant Season 2 Act 2 is due to end on April 20th, meaning Act 3 should start on April 21st. However, it could also begin a week later on April 27th given the fact that there is usually at least two weeks between Valorant updates.

Without any official word from Riot Games, we currently don't know for sure when the update will drop. We expect more information soon, either way, though.