Riot’s latest 5v5 tactical shooter Valorant dropped its Act 3 update on 13th October. The update included new map and lots of changes to competitive and Deathmatch modes.
The update included new battlepass and ranked reset. The Act rank badges will also be available in this Act. Check out the new battlepass with Valorant devs here.
The update was filled with bugs and it seems Riot was expecting a ton of those to pop up once the patch was deployed. The audio and performance bugs on Icebox map were first to get patched with the next bug was about the glitched queues and other matchmaking bugs. India and other SEA regions were the worst affected with no one getting any matches. OCE servers experienced the same.
After these bugs were patched by taking down servers for around 4 hours, the hotfix didn’t still patch the micro-stutter bug which is by far the most subtle yet annoying of them all.
The bug seems to be triggered only in gun fights. The moment two players start firing there is a split second where the fps drops to 0 and then comes back up. It completely throws off the aim of the player. The issue was reported by players of every region. Some of the reports even claimed of screen frozen for longer period of time.
Riot saw the increased reports and responded to the issue confirming that it is indeed a bug induced by the latest patch and the devs are tracking the bug for a fix. Read the tweet here –
Well, that hotfix didn't catch everything – we're aware of a new issue where some of you are experiencing micro-stutters in games (especially during combat). Investigating a fix now as a top priority.
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) October 15, 2020
The fix should be fixed pretty soon. Expect a patch in a few days’ time for the same. In the meantime, you can hone your skills by playing the deathmatch or check out the new map in custom match. You can also train your mechanical skills in an aim training software too.
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