Valorant Patch Notes 2.00: With Valorant Servers going down in last few hours, it was obvious Riot Gaming are going for some big changes with the new updated patch. The latest Valorant Patch is already live. In this article, you can check out all the latest details, and what the changes are.
Riot Games have released the first major patch of 2021 for Valorant, and there are some exciting changes. Valorant Episode 2 will include a new character, Yoru in the list of operators. However, this isn’t all. Some of the favorite operators have also got some changes to them.
Some of these characters are Brimstone, who is getting a buff, Omen, who is being nerfed, and Riot is also working on buffing Viper. The Valorant Patch Notes 2.00 are live, as of one hour ago, and you can check out the entire notes by clicking on the tweet below.
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Another part of this patch is that consistent and continuous head-shots are now going to be harder to make. You can check out the highlights of the Patch Notes 2.00 below.
Valorant Patch Notes 2.00 highlights
New Champion Yoru
Yoru is a Japanese duelist, who specializes in misdirection and deceit to get the upper-hand against opponents. His kit contains skills which are good for misleading your opponents or avoiding them by being escaping detection. One of his skills also allows him to teleport around the map with ease.
Brimstone is the major beneficiary of this patch, and we will probably see him return to a lot of games. His Stim Beacon no longer has a cast time, while the cost for Molotov has gone down. His Sky Smokes range has now been improved, and enemies no longer hear a sound when he pops it.
Unfortunately, Omen’s Paranoia now costs double. It was $200, and it is now $400. Dark Cover projectile speed has also slowed down.
Valorant Competitive Updates
- New Competitive regional leaderboards
- The Rank system has also been updated. This includes rank progress bar, numerical progress, and other changes making it easier to climb out of the lower ranks
- New ranked rewards for Episode 1 (pair of Gun Buddies based on your highest Act Rank achieved during Episode 1)