Harbor - Valorant


Valorant Update 5.08 Patch Notes

Abhimannu Das
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The new update introduces Harbor, a new competitive season, a new battle pass, and more.
Pearl got some minor tweaks to a line of sight from A Main to A Link.
The Ion skin bundle has returned and there is also a new battle pass available to unlock new rewards.

Valorant update 5.08 just rolled out and Harbor is finally playable. The Indian agent arrived with a ton of new in-game content including the Episode 5 Act III battle pass, the return of the Ion skin bundle, and a new competitive season. There are no balance changes in the latest update as Riot Games is still monitoring all of the recent changes it made to flash abilities. We can expect more balance changes in the upcoming Act III updates.

What’s new in Valorant Update 5.08?

There are multiple minimap bugs that popped up in recent updates and they have been addressed in the new patch. Here are the bugs that have been fixed:

  • Ally position indicators would persist on the edge of the minimap even after allies came back into view

  • In some cases, KAY/O’s Suppression Blade position indicator could appear twice on the minimap

  • Opening the larger map (defaulted to Caps Lock and ‘M’) during round transition could cause spawn barriers to appear as a single pixel

  • “Recently Seen Enemy” icon indicators could sometimes update their position without the enemy being visible

Pearl Changes

A sliver line of sight from A Main to A Link has been changed up. You can view the updated map area below.

Pearl - Valorant

Episode 5 Act III has also officially arrived and Harbor is now available to unlock. You can complete the agent’s contract and earn the following items:

Here is what you get from Harbor’s agent contract:

  • 3 Sprays

  • 2 Player Cards

  • 1 Gun Buddy

  • 2 Titles

  • 1 Sheriff Skin

  • Harbor

Harbor takes advantage of the water around him and can manipulate the element both defensively and offensively. He might also be crucial to the game’s lore as there are teasers involving him and Astra talking about the “City of Flowers” which could be the game’s next map.

A new ranked season is also available and players will find their ranks reset. Players will need to play and climb back up to their original rank. A new battle pass is available for players to unlock free as well as premium cosmetics, and there are also shop updates that have added new cosmetics to the game.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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