Valorant Update Makes Big Changes to Agents, Full Patch Notes Revealed

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Valorant, the tactical shooter from Riot Games, has obtained its newest replace with patch 1.07. As far as updates go, it is a relatively important one, and it ought to carry some huge adjustments to Agents like Breach, Sage, Viper, and extra. In addition, there are bug fixes, adjustments made to the game’s weapons, and high quality of life updates. It stays to be seen what influence the patch can have on the general game, however with so many adjustments on this replace, it definitely looks as if all gamers will discover one thing totally different! Full patch notes from Riot Games could be discovered beneath.



  • Heal lowered from 100 over 5 seconds >>> 60 over 5 seconds
  • Self heal lowered from 100 over 5 seconds >>> 60 over 10 seconds



  • Cost lowered from 400 >>> 300
  • Fortifying Barrier: Wall varieties at 400 HP—after a Three second delay, the wall turns into fortified to 800 HP



  • Added a quick windup earlier than injury begins
  • DPS lowered from 60 >>> 40
  • Visual results have been added to make it simpler to identify the grenade on the bottom Stealth audio vary has been barely elevated


  • No longer revealed by Sova’s Recon Bolt
  • More successfully shoots at an enemy’s final identified location



  • Can now be positioned throughout the purchase part of rounds, by means of spawn obstacles
  • Toxic Screen now goes up quicker alongside it’s full size, as soon as it begins to type


  • Decay on all smoke skills now not impacts allies


The space of Viper’s Pit is now proven on her staff’s minimap when deployed



  • Off-screen flashes now match conduct of different flashes within the game and apply a minimal quantity of flash extra aggressively
  • Charges elevated from 2 >>> 3
  • Reduced windup time from 0.6 seconds >>> 0.5 seconds


  • Detonation delay between blasts decreased from 0.3 >>> 0.255


Concuss now de-scopes gamers and prevents re-scoping


  • Updated the physics on Sova’s cape in order that it ought to wiggle outdoors his hitbox much less often
  • Polish work on Sova’s 1P arms to carry them as much as the constancy bar of the remainder of our brokers


  • All shotguns aimpunch replace

    • When getting headshot by a shotgun, the aimpunch will likely be decrease than all the opposite weapons
  • All shotguns tagging tuned for targets past 10 meters

    • Hitting an enemy previous 10 meters will apply a distinct tagging worth to them as a substitute of the usual tagging
    • New tagging: 30% gradual for .5s on a easy curve going again to regular pace
    • The objective of those adjustments is to enhance the texture of taking part in towards shotguns and to make sure that they don’t find yourself doing odd issues. For instance, tagging or aimpunching individuals from longer than anticipated ranges after which a teammate finally ends up killing somebody who’s debuffed, or makes it exhausting to struggle again towards a weapon that needs to be lethal up shut however pretty non-threatening outdoors its efficient vary.)
  • Shorty nerf

    • 1st falloff vary lowered from 9m >>> 7m
    • Updated headshot multiplier from 3x >>> 2x (now the identical as Judge and Bucky)
    • Our objective right here is to make Shorty customers work a little bit more durable for the kills they get by requiring them to be a tad nearer to their goal.
  • Judge Nerf

    • Price elevated from 1500 >>> 1600
    • Desire right here is to see if giving the Judge a little bit hit—paired with the opposite shotgun adjustments—strikes the needle when taking part in towards this gun. We’ll proceed to observe and make different adjustments if needed
  • Vandal buff

    • Increased firing price from 9.25 >>> 9.75
    • Increased injury from 39 >>> 40
    • Goal is to carry the Vandal in nearer competitors with the Phantom. We consider these weapons aren’t that far off in competitors and hope these adjustments will try this.


  • Server hit VFX confirms will now spawn on the location of the hit on the character and keep connected to that place (beforehand, it spawned on the game area location and stayed there)
    • We’ve had points with hit registration readability brought on by gamers shifting into hit VFX (i.e. a participant crouches their head into the area of a physique shot VFX), which induced confusion on the place a shot landed. This change ought to make it clear the place a shot hit, and the place on the physique, even when a personality is shifting.
  • An further client-predicted small spark VFX now spawns instantly on the game area location of a success
    • With the change to connect our conventional server hit VFX, we wished so as to add further fast bullet suggestions so you possibly can see the realm the place your bullet landed and regulate your goal accordingly. Think of this new VFX as an improved tracer. It’s essential to notice {that a} bullet is client-predicted: seeing this DOES NOT imply your shot has registered on the server (much like tracers).
  • Adjusted the sparks hit VFX coloring and form adjusted to extra carefully resemble blood VFX form
    • Context: We need gamers to have the ability to play with both of those choices with out feeling one offers higher readability than the opposite
  • Adjusted the dimensions of headshot VFX, the place each blood and sparks are scaled down barely
    • Especially at giant ranges, headshot VFX would usually cowl up the top of a participant and add further problem in monitoring gamers by means of the impact. We’ve scaled down this VFX barely in an try to make it simpler to maintain observe of targets.


  • Remake match: When a match begins with a 4v5 (or extra lopsided groups), gamers will now have the choice to finish the game they’re in and queue for a brand new one.

    • If any participant is disconnected firstly of the match (starting of purchase part) by means of the complete first spherical, a remake name could also be triggered firstly of the second spherical by typing /remake in chat.
    • All linked gamers on the staff that known as the remake might vote to remake the game— It’s required that each one linked gamers conform to remake the game
      • The remake vote will final throughout the purchase part, if the vote shouldn’t be handed by the tip of purchase part it’s going to expire
    • If the vote is efficiently handed and the game is remade, all gamers who voted don’t obtain any XP or MMR changes for the match. The match may also not present up in match historical past. All disconnected gamers not a part of the vote will take a full MMR loss for the game, and obtain a leaver penalty equal to disconnecting from a full match..
  • Act Ranks visuals have been up to date to higher differentiate wins at totally different rank tiers
  • Changed some doubtlessly deceptive verbiage within the restriction message for gamers who have to play extra unrated games to unlock aggressive play
    • This is to higher replicate that Deathmatch and Spike Rush don’t rely in the direction of unlocking Competitive.


  • Observers can toggle goal strains for gamers (default bind: R)
  • Observers can change which groups define are seen (defaults: H – All, J – Friendly to spectated participant, Okay – Enemies of spectates gamers, L – None)
  • Corpse markers proven when corpses are disabled now obey colorblind settings
  • Hotkey order for choosing gamers for observers ought to now not shuffle in additional time
  • Observers ought to now see the cash on the HUD for the participant they’re spectating
  • Added a setting for disabling the in-game UI (General -> Hide User Interface In Game)
  • Added a setting for disabling the cross-hair (Crosshair -> Disable Crosshair)
  • Observers can disguise first particular person character arms. (General -> Hide First Person Arms)
  • Observers can toggle team-based crosshair coloring for spectated targets by way of the settings menu (General -> Use Team Color for Crosshair Color)
  • Improved framerate by permitting a greater variety of VFX to be multi-threaded, examples embody Brimstone’ Sky Smokes and Breach’s Rolling Thunder
  • For anybody who’d relatively maintain their id non-public in-game, we have added these options:
    • Hide my identify from non-party members (agent identify will likely be used)
    • Hide the names of others in my game who aren’t in my social gathering (agent names will likely be proven)

These options take impact from agent choose to game finish. We additionally added an choice to cover + auto-reject good friend requests.

  • Hit influence VFX enhancements (see devoted part for breakdown)


  • Fixed a bug the place if each groups attempt to name a give up vote, the staff who known as it second wouldn’t get the choice to vote
  • Fixed a bug that displayed the Act Rank tooltip in English solely when one other language was chosen

In responses to the Tweet asserting the patch, a variety of followers expressed their unhappiness with the adjustments to the game’s Agents, most notably Sage. Time will inform whether or not or not these adjustments negatively have an effect on the general game, however Riot appears dedicated to creating certain Valorant stays truthful and pleasing for all gamers. Hopefully, the adjustments will be sure that continues.

Valorant is now accessible on PC. You can take a look at all of our earlier protection of the game right here.

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