With the release of the VALORANT Closed Beta today, a lot of information is starting to roll out. There are officially four different classes in the game. Each one describes what type of Agent each character is and helps to categorize them. Outside of this, there seems to be no impact on the game currently.
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Initiator: Initiators challenge angles by setting up their team to enter contested ground and push defenders away.
Sentinel: Sentinels are defensive experts who can lock down areas and watch flanks, both on attacker and defender rounds.
Controller: Controllers are experts in slicing up dangerous territory to set their team up for success.
Duelist: Duelist are self-sufficient fraggers who their team expects, through abilities and skills, to get high frags and seek out engagement first.
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