How To Unlock An Agent Faster In Valorant

Do you want to unlock and use all the agents in Valorant? Or are you eyeing the one that fits your current playstyle? In any case, we’re here to help you get new agents on the app. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to activate an agent contract and level it up to unlock it.


Valorant allows its users to choose from 16 agents to use in their games. Each one of them has a different set of skills that are suitable for different roles and playstyles.

Duelists can help you seek engagements first, which makes them the optimal “entry fraggers,” Sentinels can watch flanks, Controllers can help you cover areas and dictate fights, while Initiators can help you open up the site. We won’t go into each of these primary roles in detail as you’ll become familiar with them as you play the game.

Before you can use an agent in Valorant, you need to unlock them first by activating their contract and leveling it up. Once you reach tier 5 on the contract, you’ll be able to use the agent on your games.

In our guide below, we’ll show you how to unlock these agents efficiently. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to unlock different agents in Valorant

In general, there are two ways of unlocking an agent in Valorant. After activating the agent contract, you can either grind the experience through playing games and finishing quests or buy the tier levels with Valorant coins, which cost real money.

Either way, we’ll show you how to activate your contracts, earn experience points efficiently, or purchase contract levels in our guide below.

Activating an agent contract
  1. Sign in to the Valorant desktop client and launch the game.
  2. On the main menu, click the Agents tab on the left side of the Play button.

  3. Browse and choose from the agents and activate the contract of the one you want to unlock.

Earning experience points in Valorant

You can level up an agent’s contract on Valorant by playing games and earning experience points. You’ll need about 60,000 XP points to reach tier 5, which takes a considerable amount of time.

To speed up this process, make sure to complete daily and weekly missions to earn more XP points. You can find the available missions by hovering on the clock icon beside the Home tab. These daily missions usually give out 2000 XP once you finish them.

Although grinding XP through playing and completing missions takes you a lot of time before you can unlock an agent, at least you don’t need to pay anything to play the character you want.

Purchase agents with Valorant points

If you don’t mind spending a few bucks or you really want to get one of the agents unlocked, you can level up their contract to tier 5 with Valorant points. So instead of grinding your way to unlocking a character, you can spend 1000 points (equivalent to $10) to boost the contract and get the specific agent.

You can find the option to unlock the agent directly by opening its contract on the Agent tab. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how.

  1. Head to the Agents tab and view the contract of the agent you want to unlock.

  2. Click tier 5 on your contract and select the Unlock button on the bottom right side of your screen.

  3. Unlock the agent with 1000 Valorant points or purchase funds first.

Since unlocking an agent with points is quite expensive, only use your Valorant points on the ones you want to use. With that in mind, you might want to watch some gameplay of the agent to see if it fits your playstyle.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to unlock agents in Valorant, you can go ahead and activate the agent contract of the one you want to use. If you don’t mind spending a little bit of money, you can purchase Valorant points and unlock the agent directly.

Always remember to finish your daily and weekly missions to level up your active contract faster. In this way, you get to unlock the agent much earlier. Once you reach tier 5 on the contract, you can go ahead and test your new agent on the Range or in-game.

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