Valorant will need to add some new weapons sooner or later - we just have no idea when that's coming.
The agent meta complicates things when it comes to weapons.
Riot need to balance these things together, or else risk an overpowered weapon/agent combination - similar to what we've always had with the Jett Operator must-pick.
In a recent video, Riot may have given us a small teaser about an upcoming new gun.
In their Viper lore video, all of the weapons currently in the game can be seen in her arsenal.
ValorLeaks, a popular Valorant data miner, was able to spot one weapon that's out of place.
Although ValorLeaks identified it as a shotgun, it could just as easily be some sort of rifle - we won't know until we have a closer look.
ayo? What shotgun is that? pic.twitter.com/VhEC6D0q1o— Mike - Valorant Leaks & Info (@ValorLeaks) February 11, 2022
If this was an intentional leak, we're probably still a ways off from getting a new weapon in Valorant.
Riot seems content to tweak the agent meta, add new maps, etc before coming out with a new weapon.
Still, we could get a curveball in the next act. The devs said they wouldn't add a new agent, but didn't say anything about a new weapon...