Valorant Patch 4.05

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Three Biggest Changes in Valorant Patch 4.05

Abhimannu Das
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Valorant Patch 4.05 just dropped with major changes to how the auto-equip system works during combat.
Brimstone also got some much needed tweaks to his Stim Beacon pricing and the number of charges has been reduced to one.
The game now allows players to save, import and export crosshairs using 20-digit codes.

Valorant patch 4.05 just dropped with some changes to Brimstone along with some new features eagerly anticipated by the community. With the new update, players will be able to import and export crosshairs which will make copying crosshairs of pro players and streamers a lot easier. You can also save crosshair profiles and manage them within the game itself. Riot Games has also added an auto-equip option for your strongest weapons when you want to engage in combat.

Brimstone Changes

The number of charges for Stim Beacon has been reduced from two to just one. The cost of Stim Beacon has also been increased by 100 points, which means you will need to spend 200 points for just one Stim Beacon. Riot feels that having two stims reduced the importance of deploying it at the right moment. The changes made to Brimstone’s kit is an attempt to address his oppressive place in the meta while still retaining his kit functionality as a whole.

Crosshair Importing and Exporting

Valorant patch 4.05 added the ability to import and export different crosshair settings via auto-generated codes. To export and share your personal crosshair settings, go to Settings >> Crosshair tab >> click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing up, found next to Crosshair Profile. Your auto-generated code will be copied to your clipboard.

To import crosshair settings, go to Settings >> Crosshair tab >> click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing down next to Crosshair Profile. Input or paste the code in the provided field and click the “Import” button. The crosshair preview at the top of the Settings menu should reflect the imported settings. Make sure to give it a unique profile name to manage your crosshairs better.

Updated “Prioritize Strongest Weapon” setting

Riot Games reworked the 'Prioritize Strongest Weapon' setting and it has now been renamed to ‘Auto-Equip Prioritizes: Most Recent | Strongest’. The update also has a “Don’t Auto-Equip Melee” option which skips past the melee when finding the most recent weapon to auto-equip, to prevent players from pulling out their melee weapon when engaging in combat.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.