Valorant Patch 2.08 is live and brings with it a new map!
01-May-2021 by Sparky
Valorant patch 2.08 official notes are finally here, and the update will be bringing in a new Act to the game.
Valorant Episode 2 Act 3 will be introducing the new tropical map, Breeze, along with the new cosmetic set, Forsaken, which was designed around the theme of corruption. Moreover, players will get to see some significant updates to the HRTF system, and audio clarity is something that the Valorant devs are focusing on this time around.
People have been looking forward to the new map, Breeze, for some time. Not only will it add more depth to the map pool, but it’s also one of the more open battlegrounds in Valorant so far. Riot is giving players a new, temporary playlist that will be a Breeze-only Unrated queue for two weeks to learn the map. After that, it’ll be enabled in Unrated and Ranked play as well as for VCT Stage 2 Masters in May.
The new Battlepass is launching with 50 tiers of rewards to grind towards. The Forsaken skin line – the dark side of the prestigious Sovereign one – is also being added to the shop.
Breeze will launch alongside a Breeze-only Unrated queue that will remain active for two weeks
Added a Breeze-only Unrated queue for those who want to grind the new map
Breeze will also be available in the standard queues for Deathmatch, Spike Rush, and Escalation as well as Custom games.
This queue will only be active for two weeks. During this two week period, Breeze will not be available in the standard Unrated or Competitive queues. Following this period, the Breeze-only queue will be disabled and Breeze will then become available in the existing Unrated and Competitive queues.
Quality of Life
We've heard your requests (and where they came from)! Weapon drop sounds have been added to HRTF.
Reporter Feedback has been added into the game
Those of you who make reports against disruptive players that get actioned on will now be notified.
Warnings are now enabled for first-offenders who need to be reminded of the in-game code of conduct. No excuses for bad behavior now!
Wild Rift players will now appear on the social panel
Fixed Killjoy’s Turret and Alarmbot icons disappearing when disabled
Fixed Astra and Brimstone’s smokes from blocking flashes even when you are not fully inside them
Fixed Viper’s Toxic Screen going longer than intended when it passed through the teleporter on Bind
Fixed Viper’s Poison Cloud pickup distance being 200 instead of the intended 400
Improved performance of Astra’s Nebula VFX on low settings
Fixed a bug where, in Spike Rush, picking up the weapon upgrade orb with the Operator equipped would cause you to lose your Operator and receive nothing to replace it