VALORANT PATCH UPDATES 1.09
The Operator is encountering its transitioning film. In any case, before you get all “look how they slaughtered my kid” on us, let one of our lead creators walk you through our examination. There are likewise some fundamental weapon updates to change your precision subsequent to arriving from a bounce.
Five Agents get the crush, including progressing updates to make Viper a more adaptable danger, and some equality over the fire rate buffs from Brimstone and Reyna.
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- Updated projectile VFX to better represent its hitbox, especially when it is traveling towards your POV.
We’re watching out for the general force level of Paranoia, yet as an initial step needed to determine visual issues where players hit with Paranoia show up outside of its effect on their screen.
Blade Storm (Burst Fire)
- The time between consecutive Burst Fire use has increased from 0.33 seconds >>> 0.45 seconds
- Daggers thrown in Burst now have a damage falloff that begins at 12 meters and drops steadily (to 35 damage) at max falloff
- Headshot multiplier on Burst Fire reduced from 3x >>> 2x.
While we continue to investigate some of her outsized strengths, we think the burst fire on her Blade Storm has been over-performing at long ranges. The burst fire is intended to be a close-range attack, but we found it frequently getting frags at over 20 meters away. These changes aim to rein in its effective range while retaining its close-range potency.
While Viper is more grounded than at any other time, her general effect is lower than we’d like. This round of changes proceeds in a similar vein as fix 1.07 expanding her adaptability, particularly when attempting to play with partners.
- Viper now starts the round at 100 fuel (previously 50).
Since Viper can put her divider pre-round, we need her to have the option to act with her group directly at hindrance drop without the strain of additionally attempting to boost her fuel for an underlying move.
- Vulnerable debuff applied from Snake Bite now lingers for 2 seconds after leaving Viper’s acid.
Promptly dropping the helpless debuff upon exit wasn’t making the danger we’ve sought after when we added it. This change should make the Viper (and group) advantage window more reasonable, just as task a one-of-a-kind danger on rivals playing around it.
- Move speed doubled while casting
- Viper now fast equips her weapon after casting, re-equip times vary per gun—but on average will reduce her weapon down time by 4 seconds.
The mix of a moderate position and re-prepare time was bringing about Viper players getting excessively harmed or killed while projecting cults in a circumstance we felt should be truly sheltered. This change should expand the positional choices accessible while projecting, and get your weapon up sooner.
- Fire rate bonus decreased from 25% >>> 15%
At its past shoot rate, we felt Empress was too successful when utilizing heavies/smgs, AND too quick to even think about mastering the adjustment in splash design on rifles. We trust this change permits us to address the two issues on the double, while additionally allowing us to have a bound together fire rate increment (coordinating Brimstone’s stim underneath) that players can learn and dominate.
- Fire rate bonus increased from 10% >>> 15%.
Matched with Reyna’s change (above), we felt Brimstone’s stim could utilize somewhat more punch. This likewise binds together our two fire rate increment buffs, making them simpler to learn.
Before you leap to squeeze that “send” button, if you don’t mind read our intuition behind the Operator changes beneath. The Operator’s been a continuous idea around the network in the last couple of patches, so hold on for us.
The Operator serves a significant function in VALORANT: It gives the most troublesome strategic test for groups to survive, requiring vital arranging and sharp utility use. We’ve been investigating the weapon to attempt to comprehend the most ideal approach to change a portion of its outsized qualities while guaranteeing it remains the most impressive point holding weapon in the stockpile.
For you Aggressive Operators—dry looking points with an Operator is discernibly more viable than we’d like (particularly when bounce looking). Moreover, pushing an Operator off of a point with utility feels less important since the client can re-look and execute their rival at a solid rate. This set-up of mechanical changes (deadzone, perused move speed, terminating rate, prepare time, hop land mistake) focuses on these issues, expanding counterplay around high-portability Operator play. The Operator is still very strong at looking points however unsurprising repeeks ought to be simpler to rebuff.
As to get to—we’re seeing some of you acquire the Operator+Armor combo as ahead of schedule as cycle 3 and snowballing that lead into extra Ops all through the half. The new cost point defers the Operator’s appearance and builds the punishment for passing on with one close by. We plan to more readily adjust the danger/prize of utilizing this superior weapon.
A connected note on breaking points with capacities: Many capacities in the game are worked to forcefully take points, particularly when an incredible weapon like the Operator is posted on that point. The ongoing changes to Breach have given players admittance to all the more remarkable point breaking utility, however it actually feels like there’s a whole other world to be finished. We’re taking a gander at a couple of changes for a few Agents, yet they’ll require some extra reps inside to construct certainty around them. Hope for something else from us later on!