Valorant Patch 3.05 Notes

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Valorant Patch 3.05 Notes: Competitive Changes, New Map, and Nerfs

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
Valorant Patch 3.05 introduces the brand-new map 'Fracture', a new battle pass, and more.
The agents that are receiving balance changes as part of the update include Killjoy, Raze, Breach, Brimstone, and Sova.
The update is scheduled to go live on 8th September on all regions.

Here are the full patch notes for Valorant patch 3.05. The upcoming update is scheduled to go live tomorrow with the new Fracture map, which will give fans a glimpse into the “mirrorverse” that Riot Games’ lore team is building up. There will be a limited-time Fracture-only queue which will allow players to try out the new map in patch 3.05 before jumping into competitive. In addition to all of the new content that comes with the new update, there are a lot of balance changes and changes to how the premium battle pass works in Valorant.

Valorant Patch 3.05 Patch Notes: Competitive changes

The game’s competitive mode is getting some tweaks which may affect your ranked experience. The Immortal 1-3 rank tiers have returned, which will allow players to distinguish between different Immortal players. The queue restrictions have also been updated to the following:

  • Diamond 1 to Immortal 1

  • Diamond 2 to Immortal 2

  • Diamond 3 to Immortal 3

Valorant Patch 3.05 Patch Notes: Balance changes

Killjoy, Raze, Breach, Brimstone, and Sova are receiving balance changes as part of the new update.

Raze

Boom Bot (C)

  • Max damage reduced 125 >>> 80

  • Min damage reduced 50 >>> 30

  • Cost reduced 400 >>> 300

Killjoy

Turret (E)

  • Bullet tagging reduced 72.5% slow >>> 29.5% slow (84.31% Decrease in slowing.)

Breach

Aftershock (C) now deals damage to the following:

  • Killjoy Alarm Bot

  • Killjoy Nanoswarm

  • Killjoy Lockdown

  • Cypher Tripwire

  • Reyna Leer

  • Sage Barrier Orb

  • Sova Recon Bolt

  • KAY/O Zero/Point

Brimstone

Orbital Strike (X) now deals damage to the following:

  • Killjoy Nanoswarm

  • Cypher Trapwire

  • Sage Barrier Orb

  • KAY/O Zero/Point

Sova

Hunter’s Fury (X) now deals damage to the following:

  • Killjoy Nanoswarm

  • Cypher Trapwire

  • Sage Barrier Orb

  • Sova Recon Bolt

  • KAY/O Zero/Point

Valorant Patch 3.05 Patch Notes: Battle Pass changes

Players who upgrade to the paid battle pass will now receive a 3% XP boost towards level ups. However, the XP boost does not apply to daily or weekly missions.

In addition to the above changes, there are minor improvements which include better AFK detection in casual game modes and updates to networking.

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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.