VALORANT Patch 5.06: Full notes and updates

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VALORANT Patch 5.06 is about to deliver a collection of main modifications to the sport.

In the latest update, the devs have tweaked the most recent map, Pearl, and a weapon, the Stinger. The map obtained a handful of modifications to its three important areas, A Site, B Site, and center, with the devs aiming to make it simpler to navigate. The weapon, then again, is claimed to be extra viable for brief distances from now on.

Pearl has seen changes to its important choke factors. The devs eliminated corners and hiding spots in a number of areas, so it’s simpler for the defenders to retake websites since they gained’t have as many factors to verify earlier than progressing by way of the map.

All in all, these modifications ought to make Pearl a lot simpler to play each within the solo queue and in pro play. The latest modifications ought to enhance the dynamic of the map, making it way more fascinating to observe the motion.

As effectively because the map modifications, the devs have lowered the error fee of the Stinger’s major hearth and various hearth. Their aim was to make it “controllable and appropriately deadly” at quick ranges.

Besides the stability modifications, a listing of bug fixes has additionally made its approach to the sport.

Here are notes and updates for VALORANT Patch 5.06

Weapon updates


  • Primary Fire error adjusted from 1.6 error after seven bullets > 1.3 error after six bullets
    • “Our aim for the Stinger is to really feel controllable and appropriately deadly at quick ranges, however at the moment, even in close-quarters, it will probably really feel out-of-control. Lowering the highest unfold ought to make it really feel extra dependable on the acceptable vary when you’ve overcome the training curve of the recoil.”
  • Alt Fire first shot error adjusted from 0.5 > 0.35
    • “For an choice that’s about being extra correct, it felt like the primary shot had extra variance than we’d like, particularly on the ranges you’d wish to use the burst hearth mode.”

Map updates


Pearl is getting a handful of updates that purpose to scale back some complexity and make it simpler to maneuver by way of a couple of areas for each attackers and defenders.

  • B Main – “Lowered waist-high wall on the left aspect of B Main in order that it will probably now not fully conceal anybody.”
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  • Mid Shops – “Clearing this space in Mid Shops is more durable than we supposed. By extending the platform, we’re nonetheless retaining a number of the holding energy for attackers, however making it simpler to push this space.”
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  • Mid Shops to Mid Plaza – “This is one other spot on Mid Shops that’s confirmed to be painful to clear when making an attempt to maneuver by way of mid. So we’ve eliminated one of many corners.”
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  • Mid Top – “Mid at the moment favors attackers so we’ve pushed in a wall on Mid Top, to take away a 50-50 verify. This ought to make it barely simpler for defenders to problem mid.”
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  • A Art – “We observed the issue each side have had shifting successfully by way of A Art. We’re simplifying the house so there are fewer areas to verify.”
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  • B Link – “This field gives a superb piece of canopy for Attackers pushing B link, but it surely’s been powerful to re-clear for defenders. We’re retaining slightly attacker-side energy, however making it simpler for defenders to handle. The stack of containers cowl nearer to the positioning will shift from the left aspect to the fitting, to simplify the variety of angles approaching gamers want to think about, in addition to shut a troublesome sightline to B Hall.”
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  • A Main – “Removing a minimize out on the wall of A Main to simplify the house, which also needs to make this space barely simpler for defenders to aggro into (though actually, it’s best to maintain web site).”
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  • A Main to A Site – “This spot was unnecessarily powerful to smoke successfully. By tightening the choke by a margin, we hope to make smoking simpler and give a small buff to defenders (i.e, a brand new utility spot). The cubby on the fitting can even shrink barely to maintain it from being too deep.”
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Social updates

  • Disruptive gameplay-based habits indicator
    • Riot launched a characteristic that can present on the finish of the sport display screen, which gamers have been detected for participating in disruptive gameplay-based habits.
    • This has been added to the next sport modes: Unrated, Competitive, Spike Rush, and Replication, with extra sport modes to observe within the close to future.

Bug fixes


  • Fixed problem with KAY/O’s Zero/level typically incorrectly displaying enemies that have been hit on KAY/O’s UI


  • Fixed a bug the place Clutch Mutes would persist after the match ended
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from with the ability to reply to a whisper by clicking on the Riot ID of the participant who despatched the whisper in Chat
  • Fixed a bug that triggered the Social Panel to shut when right-clicking into the Friend Note textual content subject
  • Fixed a bug the place pending invitations wouldn’t disappear in any case pals have left the Party
  • Fixed a bug the place the wrong system message was despatched when accepting a buddy request by way of the Match Tab in-game

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