Valorant is Riot’s latest 5v5 tactical shooter and it is almost over with the Act 2 of the Episode 1. The Act ends today and the new Act starts tomorrow early morning after a short server downtime.
Valorant has created its own unique way of dropping content. The Episodes are the big content drops within which players get the content drops in 3 parts called the Acts.
The patch notes are out now. The main highlights for the patch notes are –
New Map – Icebox
Fixed Vision Cones
You can now select your preferred server(s), increasing the chance you will play on a server you want
Rank disparity for parties capped at 3 tiers (from 6)
Immortal+ ranked changes will only be impacted by winning and losing and the decisiveness of the game outcome (how many rounds won or lost by) and not factor individual performance into the calculation
Increased player count 10 >>> 14 players
Updated spawning algorithm to encourage safer spawns
Removed periodic location pulse, and you’ll now only receive a pulse right when you respawn
Increased match length, first to 40 kills (was 30), time limit upped to 9 minutes (was 6)
Kill Reloads: On every kill, players get an automatic, immediate full reload of their active weapon (Ares & Odin get 30 bullets back)
XP gain increased from 500 to 900 XP
There are also some more bug fixes and quality of life changes. You can read the full patch notes here. You can also see the changes in the patch here –
Also, note that competitive playlist will be disabled for a day or two until stability of patch is confirmed. Icebox will not be available for ranked until 27 October.
Also, Indian players can finally play with lower ping. Yes, you heard that right, Riot dev recently confirmed that Indian servers will get live as soon as the Bahrain servers will go live. That is with the new Act, Indian players will automatically be shifted to the new Mumbai servers.
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