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Valorant 2.08 is rolling out today following server downtime, and developers Riot Games has shared a full list of patch notes.
As you might expect, the new Breeze map takes centre stage, with today’s update offering a few different options.
According to the newly released patch notes, a Breeze-only Unrated queue will be available in-game for the next two weeks.
This will be a helpful jumpstart for anyone hoping to get to grips with the new level before taking on the ranked challenges.
And while there is no new Agent to test out this week, Riot Games have instead put efforts into reducing bug issues.
Today’s patch notes are filled with new fixes that should help improve the overall Valorant experience on PC.
A full rundown on everything that has changed today can be found in the Valorant 2.08 updates notes listed below:
Introducing the newest map, Breeze, to the VALORANT map pool. Breeze is set on a remote island distinguished by its bright, playful, and colourful environment, with wide-open spaces and opportunities for long-range encounters.
Breeze will launch alongside a Breeze-only Unrated queue that will remain active for two weeks
More details on this queue can be found in the Competitive Updates section below.
Added a Breeze-only Unrated queue for those who want to grind our new map
Breeze will also be available in the standard queues for Deathmatch, Spike Rush, and Escalation as well as Custom games.
This queue will only be active for two weeks. During this two week period, Breeze will not be available in the standard Unrated or Competitive queues. Following this period, the Breeze-only queue will be disabled and Breeze will then become available in the existing Unrated and Competitive queues.
Reminder! This is the last Act to work for your Episode 2 Rank Reward, awarded after the end of Act III
Coach slots have been added to Tournament Mode Custom Games
We’re very excited to introduce Coach slots to Tournament Mode games! This is only the beginning of our work on Coaches, and while functionality will be limited to start, we have plans to expand the capabilities available to coaches during a match. We look forward to evolving the role of coaches and working on this feature in partnership with coaches from the VCT ecosystem.
Coach slots Current Functionality:
Coaches can spectate Tournament Mode games and are locked to observing the team chosen in the custom game lobby.
Coaches cannot use Map Pings, Team Chat, or Voice Chat in-game.
Coaches can use All Chat and Party Chat to allow for cases where they may need to communicate with a Tournament Moderator.
Coaches can pause a match in cases where that functionality is allowed to players.
We’ve heard your requests (and where they came from)! Weapon drop sounds have been added to HRTF.
Reporter Feedback has been added into the game
Those of you who make reports against disruptive players that get actioned on will now be notified.
Thanks for helping make VALORANT a better place for everyone and keep those reports coming 🙂
Warnings are now enabled for first-offenders who need to be reminded of the in-game code of conduct. No excuses for bad behavior now!
Wild Rift players will now appear on the social panel
Fixed Killjoy’s Turret and Alarmbot icons disappearing when disabled
Fixed Astra and Brimstone’s smokes from blocking flashes even when you are not fully inside them
Fixed Viper’s Toxic Screen going longer than intended when it passed through the teleporter on Bind
Fixed Viper’s Poison Cloud pickup distance being 200 instead of the intended 400
Improved performance of Astra’s Nebula VFX on low settings
Fixed a bug where, in Spike Rush, picking up the weapon upgrade orb with the Operator equipped would cause you to lose your Operator and receive nothing to replace it
Now, you will keep your Operator, and will be granted a random secondary slot weapon.
Fixed a bug that was causing rank icons to disappear in Match History
Fixed a bug that was causing Act Rank badges to show up on map loading screens in non-competitive modes
Valorant: Riot Games introduces new map 'Breeze'
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