When it comes to dangerous missions, more is always better. More agents means more options to overcome any challenge (and any play style). To start, you’ll have five agents at your disposal. You’ll also be able to recruit another agent for free, just for playing the game. Look for your newest recruit when you finish the Welcome to VALORANT Contract.
As you play with that agent, you’ll be able to unlock their tiers as you go, which contain skins and other cool stuff. There’s a total of 10 tiers per agent, and while you can purchase Tiers 1-5 with VP, Tier 6 and beyond require XP. Mastering an agent means you’ll get all the cool swag associated with them.
Want to unlock another agent? After using your free recruitment, just progress your Agent’s Contract to Level 5 to recruit them.