Valorant 3.08 Patch Notes: Map Tweaks, Esports Features and More
With the Valorant Champions Tour’s (VCT) Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) still underway, Riot Games has opted out of any balance changes with patch 3.08. While the developers have confirmed that a Yoru rework along with other balance changes are in the works, it is unlikely that they will release any changes until the end of the North America LCQ event.
The newest patch has some much-needed performance improvements and brand-new esports features to make coaching easier for professional teams. Here is everything new that dropped with Valorant’s patch 3.08.
Valorant patch 3.08: Map Changes
Attackers at A Lobby in Split could previously hear gunshots from the A Ramps during the buy phase. The interaction was unintended and it has been fixed.
Viper’s Ultimate will no longer spawn incorrectly when placed on top of the shipping crates on B site located on Icebox.
Shooting walls continuously no longer creates a blinding orb.
Valorant patch: Performance updates
Reduced instances where UI is invalidated. The patch has lowered the amount of times the UI needed to update itself, thus saving performance costs.
Optimized Viper’s Poison Cloud first-person HUD
Optimized Viper’s Pit first-person HUD
Optimized weapon and ability clipping plane calculations
Valorant patch 3.08: Esports Features
Coaches now have the ability to swap to players with keybinds. Keybinds are 1-5 from left to right across the top HUD.
Coaches will now see a visual PIP (a small demarcated dot) on the top player HUD to indicate who they are spectating.
Coaches now inherit the setting to see player keybindings on the minimap, similar to Observers.
Valorant patch 3.08: Social updates
Players will now be notified if Riot Games takes action on any of your in-game reports even if you are offline. Prior to the latest patch, players would be notified only if they were online but the devs have implemented a notification system that will let you know if any action has been taken against your reports upon login.
Valorant patch 3.08: Bug Fixes
The valves on Viper's gloves now appear on the correct side of her hands in Left Hand Mode
Weapon skins should now appear correctly in-game
Observers can now correctly see player outlines through barriers
Fixed hitch that could occur when Barrier Orb breaks
Fixed hitches for certain input prompts
Fixed a bug where using Ping (Z) while defusing caused you to stop defusing