Valorant Latest Updates Patch Notes V.0.49

GAMEPLAY AND BALANCE

Omen Nerfed!!!

  • Omen now immediately becomes vulnerable and no longer appears dark after he leaves his alternate shadow form
  • The attenuation radius of the arrival sound on Omen’s From the Shadows has been reduced to 2250

MAP UPDATES

  • Added curtains to the top of double doors on Haven to remove the Sage Barrier Orb boost that allowed players to see through a sliver of the door at the top
  • Fixed issue with Cypher camera being placed on the Haven A Main boxes
  • Multiple fixes to the geometry on Haven, Bind, and Split to fix exploits and help optimise gameplay—massive thanks to all of the folks who helped to identify these! We see you
  • Updated materials on Bind and Haven to make surfaces more consistent overall
  • Changed colour of Radianite crates in order to unify overall visuals

OBSERVER MODE

  • Added “Ghost cheat” as an option to custom games with cheats enabled, allowing you to fly around the map in no-clip mode
  • Ability HUD no longer displays when entering drone camera as an observer
  • Exiting drone camera will now swap back to the most recently viewed player if they’re still a valid view target
  • Swapping through players to view will now iterate through an entire team before going to players on the other team

HUD & UI

  • In-game
    • New directional damage indicator visual
    • New low health and low ammo visuals
    • Removed character portrait from player’s minimap icon to better distinguish player icon; icon will receive additional colour and polish in the future
    • Voice activity is now shown above allies’ heads
    • Added colour to spike icon above ally’s head to make it easier to see
    • Fixed the ultimate ability icon above teammates’ heads showing as charged after gaining 1 ult point instead of when actually charged
    • Ping elements now fade when under player aim; previously only text faded

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Added the ability to abandon a multiplayer Custom Game. Using the “Leave match” button in the ESC menu will allow you to permanently leave the match without penalty. Leaving the custom game in any other way (exit client, alt+f4, etc.) will still allow you to return to the match
  • Updated the audio occlusion system to help players better differentiate audio distancing cues. For example, Haven B to A short, you should perceive sounds from their correct distance and not as if they were right next to you
  • Players who abandon matchmade games, or dodge agent selects, will now experience penalties that prevent them from queuing for a period of time. Frequent offenders will experience higher queue time penalties. Leaving ruins the match for everyone else, and should only be a last resort

BUG FIXES: IN-GAME

  • [Phoenix] Fixed a bug where Phoenix would get teleported back to an ascender (rope ladder) after respawning, in cases where Phoenix died while Run It Back was active and he was attached to an ascender
  • [Phoenix] Fixed a bug where, for a brief time after Run It Back ended, Phoenix could be damaged in the place where he fizzled
  • [Viper] Updated the appearance of Viper’s Toxic Screen on the minimap to show gaps in the wall
  • [Viper] Fixed Viper being able to animation-cancel Viper’s Pit
  • Prevent “Spike Planted” announcement from playing after a round has ended and hiding the round end announcement, which should clearly indicate the result of after-the-buzzer plant rounds
  • Fixed Bomb Carrier Killed announcement from also showing Ally Defusing
  • Fixed a rare issue where players’ weapons would float in front of them; too spooky
  • Fixed a rare issue where third-person player models could get desynced from the server when double tapping a defuse, causing some shots to miss
  • Fixed aim issue that caused some players who were using low sensitivity to have small mouse movements dropped
  • Fixed issue where cancelling a plant or orb pickup could sometimes play the wrong (slower) re-equip animation, making it look as if the player could fire too quickly after cancelling (timing was correct, animation wasn’t)
  • Fixed map region names as they appear below the minimap from not localising properly
  • Smoothed out movement during player-to-player collisions
  • Fixed a bug where item UI prompt in the game world would appear to block bullets
  • Fixed a bug where the Z ping wheel could be opened alongside the map ping wheel, creating a scenario where multiple ping wheels could be open at once
  • Fixed a bug where ping wheel wouldn’t show disabled when direct bound pings were used to reach usage limit
  • Fixed a rare bug where either team could win a round by elimination on the same frame that the spike was defused, granting two points for that round.
  • Fixed overlap in ally planting announcement
  • Fixed a bug where the VO radial wheel would hit the rate limit by opening and closing it without selecting a VO option
  • Minimap will no longer randomly hide for all players in a game
  • Update to Bucky’s alternate fire to instead apply instantaneous, hitscan damage

And last but not least RANKED is here.

We were all waiting for this moment even if it won’t come at the beginning of the patch v.0.49 it will still come right after Riot Games have confirmed the stability of their servers. Finally we can enjoy a competitive scene on Valorant, without those ”I don’t care about this game, it’s not competitive” players. What do you think about the Rank system, did they fix all of the Map problems that players abused, how can we get into the gaming industry? All of those questions can be asked on our discord server Euro Zone E-Sports. Join us and discuss it with the best of the best, everybody is welcome!

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