VALORANT News: notes

Ranked Rolls Out In Patch 0.49

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

EU and NA servers went down today for the rollout of Patch 0.49, including: the launch of Ranked in “Rated” mode, a number of bug fixes, & QoL updates.

EU matchmaking & servers went down at 3:30AM CEST on April 29th, and came back up around 9AM CEST. 

NA matchmaking & servers went down at 4:30AM PDT and will come back up at 10AM PDT.

A ton of changes and fixes are featured in patch 0.49 including: 

  • The addition of Rated mode
  • Bug fixes for several Agent’s abilities like Phoenix’s Run it Back, Cypher’s Cyber Cage, & Viper’s Viper’s Pit, 
  • Fixes to the Spike getting stuck in the map
  • Observer mode polishing   
  • HUD, UI, Menu, and Game Client updates
  • Quality of Life updates:
    • Audio occlusion system updates to help differentiate audio distancing queues
    • Penalties for leavers of matchmade games or dodging agent selects, with increasing queue time penalties for frequent offenses.

Check out the full patch notes from Riot, here.


Major Patch 0.47+ Rolls Out

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Riot Games announced they are taking down EU and NA VALORANT servers to roll out Patch 0.47+ during the Closed Beta.

EU matchmaking servers went down at 3:30AM CEST on April 22, then were turned off. Servers were restored at 9AM CEST.

NA matchmaking went down at 4:30AM PDT on April 22, then servers went offline at 6AM PDT. Servers came back up at 10AM PDT.

VALORANT devs pleased fans by releasing full patch notes! In an era where some game devs have decided against releasing any patch notes at all, the clarity here is helpful.

A number of Gameplay, Balance, Map Updates, Quality of Life and Bug Fixes are included. Most notably a nerf to Raze, a slight buff to Sage’s Slow Orb, double melee damage to destructibles, fixing Cypher’s Spycam weapon using exploit, exploits on Bind, Haven and Split maps, and reducing outbound network traffic and server crashes.

Read the full patch notes here.

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