Harbor revealed as Valorant Agent 21: Release window, abilities, more

Valorant Agent Harbor cinematicRiot Games

Valorant’s next new Agent, Harbor, is now locked in as the game’s roster grows once more in Episode 5. From a breakdown of the new character’s abilities to his release date, here’s all you need to know about Harbor.

It’s nearly time for Valorant’s roster to grow yet again as Harbor looks set to join the fight.

With a storm of new characters released since the game officially launched on June 2, 2020, there’s never much time for players to rest on their laurels. Fade, a Radiant Initiator, was the most recent addition but she won’t have the distinction for much longer, as Agent 21, now known as Harbor, is set to join the fight in the very near future.

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With his full set of abilities now out in the open, here’s all there is to know about the Indian water-wielding Agent.


Valorant Agent 21’s official name: Harbor

Valorant's Agent 21 codename leakedRiot Games
Valorant’s 21st agent seemingly had a secret dev codename of ‘Varun Batra,’ but now we know his true identity as Harbor.

At first, many assumed an early teaser from Riot had given away Agent 21’s identity. The name ‘Varun Batra’ appeared on an email in the Practice Range on July 30, hinting at a new “REALM operative” on the way. However, we now know the character goes by ‘Harbor’, as revealed in a new piece of artwork on October 10.

Harbor is going to be a Controller in the game who can “cover large open areas”. In the official dev blog, a teaser image with the caption “Jald hi milte hain” was written. It’s a phrase in Hindi that translates to “See you soon”.

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The Indian character drops into battle with the power of water on his side, as all of his abilities harness the tide to some degree. More on that below.

Harbor abilities in Valorant

Given his use of ancient technology to effectively bend water to his will, Harbor can influence a round in a number of ways. Be it with waves that block sight lines or powerful blasts of water to slow enemies, there’s plenty he can do. Below is a full look at his kit.

  • High Tide (E): EQUIP a wall of water. FIRE to send the water forward along the ground. HOLD FIRE to guide the water in the direction of your crosshair, passing through the world, spawning a wall along the water’s path. ALT FIRE while bending to stop the water early. Players hit are SLOWED.
  • Cove (Q): EQUIP a sphere of shielding water. FIRE to throw. ALT FIRE to underhand throw. Upon impacting the ground, spawn a water shield that blocks bullets.
  • Cascade (C): EQUIP a wave of water. FIRE to send the wave rolling forward and through walls. RE-USE to stop the wave from moving further. Players hit are SLOWED.
  • Reckoning (X): EQUIP the full power of your Artifact. FIRE to summon a geyser pool on the ground. Enemy players in the area are targeted by successive geyser strikes. Players caught within a strike are CONCUSSED.

Valorant Agent 21 release date

Valorant's Act 5 brings a new mapRiot Games
Act 5 is still in focus for the time being.

Harbor is officially set to release as part of Episode 5 Act 3 on Tuesday, October 18. He joins the game alongside all new content in the latest battle pass.

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So that’s everything we know so far about Valorant Agent 21, Harbor! Looking to dominate the competition? Be sure to check out our other Valorant guides:

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