Valorant’s patch 2.01: Jett nerfs, Break up map updates and modifications

After its large replace final week, which included an entire new Agent, Valorant is already again with one other patch. This time round there’s a slight nerf to Jett, however the primary focus of this patch is an enormous overhaul of the Break up map, which has constantly been one among gamers’ least favourite maps.

When Break up was first launched, it was a wonderful instance of a few of Valorant’s greatest map design issues. It relied too closely on synthetic angles created by odd cubby areas in hallways, and it had bomb websites that had been far too open. This led to transitions from one website to a different being extremely sluggish, and in addition resulted in site-takes and post-plants that felt somewhat too same-y. Fortunately, evidently Riot felt this manner as properly.

On this second spherical of main updates to the map, the developer has cleaned up a few of Break up’s odd angles and tight doorways in favor of extra open areas that feed gamers somewhat extra data whereas they’re on the transfer. Extra importantly, Riot has additionally fastidiously elevated the duvet on Break up’s bomb websites, which ought to result in considerably extra fascinating fights round them.

For a take a look at all the things that modified in Valorant patch 2.01, you possibly can take a look at Riot’s full patch notes.


Valorant patch 2.01 notes

Agent Updates

Jett

  • Smoke period decreased 7 >>> 4.5

In a continuation of the Controller modifications from Patch 2.0, we felt it was necessary to contemplate Jett’s smokes as properly. In Patch 1.0, we elevated Jett’s smoke period to 7 seconds (from the then Four seconds), and we’re partially undoing that now. We’ve discovered that the results of that change was that Jett turned an alternative choice to the Controller position, and fairly aggressive groups may make use of her Cloudburst smokes to shortly take house with out counting on a devoted Controller. That is a part of a sample of Duelists superseding extra utility-focused Brokers that we are going to proceed to take a look at sooner or later. It’s necessary that Jett can use her smokes to create short-term home windows for the excessive motion performs that outline her model, however these home windows have to be temporary sufficient to make sure that Controllers are the place groups search for team-focused imaginative and prescient blocking.

Map Updates

Break up

This Break up replace is concentrated round bettering attacker choices on the map, in addition to decreasing 50/50 checks, the depth of sure corners, and opening particular areas on the map by growing chokepoint widths.

Riot’s change to Valorant’s Split map at the B main doorway

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Elevated the width of the B Essential doorway

  • This could make the house simpler to navigate for attackers, and make it harder for defenders to stall Attackers within the choke level. There’s a crate for attackers to make the most of on the opposite facet of the doorways as cowl, which permits for utility to be thrown into the location from a special approach.

Riot’s update to the B doorway on Valorant’s Split map

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On high of the modifications to B Essential, there’s a further trash pile positioned within the nook to forestall defenders from hiding in too deep a nook

  • This creates a special approach into B Essential when standing on the brand new object.

Riot’s changes to B site on Valorant’s Split map

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Elevated Spike plant zone boundary

  • This permits a brand new Spike plant location for attackers to defend from inside B Essential.

Riot’s changes to B site crates in Valorant’s Split map

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New materials stack for canopy in B Web site that lets you isolate angles extra successfully

  • This additionally breaks up a vertical 50/50 angle when peeking into the location from B Essential.

Riot’s changes to B entrance on Valorant’s Split map

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Lowered depth of this nook to permit pushing into defender spawn with extra security

Riot’s changes to B site spawn entrance on Valorant’s Split map

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Eliminated this cubby close to defender spawn to permit pushing by this space extra safely

Riot’s changes to the vent room entrance on Valorant’s Split map

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Elevated the width of the Vent Room entrance

Riot’s changes to vent room on Valorant’s Split map

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Added a sloped wall within the Vent Room, which removes a 50/50 test when coming into Vents from Mid

  • The brand new sloped wall additionally protects you from wall penetration coming from Mid.

Riot’s changes to the ramen area of Valorant’s Split map

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Simplified the Ramen/Scuttle Crab space

  • This could make the map really feel extra open and can help you push by and clear this space with out having to rely as closely on utility.

Riot’s changes to the sewer area of Valorant’s Split map

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Cut back depth of cubby in Sewer to permit pushing by this house extra safely

Riot’s changes to A tower on Valorant’s Split map

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Elevated the width of the doorway to A Tower and diminished security of defenders in A Tower

  • This variation ought to enhance the worth of controlling A Ramps.

Riot’s changes to A site on Valorant’s Split map

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Adjusted angle of sloped wall

  • This permits the again nook to be cleared barely earlier from attackers. This angle remains to be protected from the A Tower, nevertheless now you can efficiently clear this spot by stepping out onto the Rafters with out having to drop down in direction of website.

Riot’s changes to the A site entrance on Valorant’s Split map

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Adjusted wall depth close to Screens, which lets you transfer out of Screens extra safely with out the usage of utility

COMPETITIVE UPDATES

  • Added potential to cover customized recreation outcomes from Match Historical past
  • A lot of you, particularly professionals, have requested for the flexibility to not present customized recreation Match Historical past outcomes, in order that they will follow with out different gamers scouting their methods. We wished to ship this function forward of Challengers so you possibly can follow with out this concern.

SOCIAL UPDATES

  • The Add Buddy button now exists for teammates solely, and the choice of including enemy gamers has been eliminated
  • Any teammates with privateness/streamer mode enabled won’t have the Add Buddy button close to their identify.
  • Queue restrictions for AFK-ing in-game and through pre-game have modified
  • We wish to make it possible for of us having connectivity points aren’t harshly penalized, however those that are purposefully AFK-ing obtain harsher penalties.
  • With that, we will likely be including AFK forgiveness for a sure variety of rounds, however repeated/prolonged occurrences will likely be penalized with greater queue restrictions.

BUGS

  • Fastened a problem with rank promotion and demotion indicators overlapping gamers’ rank on the Profession web page
  • Fastened a bug that will trigger both a Radiant icon or an error message to indicate in the course of the Finish of Recreation display screen as a substitute of the proper rank particulars
  • Fastened a bug the place Reyna’s Leer wouldn’t show on the minimap accurately
  • Fastened a bug the place credit wouldn’t be correctly refunded after promoting a gun {that a} teammate purchased
  • Because of this put up, in addition to many earlier experiences on reddit!
  • Fastened a bug the place offscreen flash VFX would show incorrectly
  • Fastened a bug the place Phoenix’s beginning location would briefly be displayed on the minimap after being killed in Run it Again
  • Fastened difficulty the place Omen’s reforming VFX didn’t line up with the place he truly appeared when utilizing Shrouded Step
  • Fastened Jett with the ability to set off the defuse sound whereas dashing
  • Fastened Omen with the ability to set off the defuse sound whereas teleporting
  • Fastened difficulty that brought on Yoru’s Fakeout decoy to persist on the earth after his loss of life
  • Fastened difficulty the place Raze’s Increase Bot could possibly be positioned by some partitions
  • Fastened difficulty the place Omen may have his gun geared up whereas forming throughout From the Shadows
  • Resolved Regrowth’s quantity UI not updating as Skye used the flexibility
  • Fastened fireplace fee stacking difficulty when a participant is in a single Brimstone Stim Pack whereas one other ends
  • Fastened Skye not correctly exhibiting the callout area she’s in

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