Valorant Patch 6.08 brings Agent, Cosmetics, and Map updates

Valorant Patch 6.08 features updates to Gekko and Killjoy's abilities along with some Map Rotation and Cosmetics changes.
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Riot Games‘ hit free-to-play first-person tactical hero shooter, Valorant, has received its latest 6.08 update, which introduces various changes to Agents Gekko and Killjoy. Valorant Patch 6.08 also includes several cosmetics, maps, and gameplay system updates.

As the most recently released Valorant Agent, Gekko continues to receive new updates since Riot Games strives to provide a well-rounded gaming experience for all players. However, in the latest Valorant patch 6.08, not much has been changed to Gekko’s abilities. Instead, only minor audio adjustments to Wingman’s (Q) plant and defuse sounds have been made, in addition to an updated Gekko in-game portrait.

Contrary to Gekko, it appears that the Agent balancing update done for Valorant Patch 6.08 focused mainly on Killjoy’s abilities. According to Riot Games, developers have determined a few areas where they may enhance the ways in which Killjoy’s abilities interact with both other players and the environment.

Some of Killjoy’s audio cues have been tweaked in Valorant Patch 6.08 to make them more distinct and clearer when her utility has been destroyed. Furthermore, the reveal radius on Nanoswarm (C) has been increased to better match its area of damage and make it more realistic for enemies that are moving methodically to track them down. Finally, the yellow warning indicator that was added to Lockdown (X) in the previous patch has been removed, since it was too loud on screen throughout the duration of her ultimate winding up.

The following are some other notable changes and fixes made as part of Patch 6.08, as revealed on the official Valorant website:

Misc.

  • Brimstone’s Sky Smoke (E), Orbital Strike (X), and Omen’s From the Shadows (X) ability have updated targeting visuals to help players with precision placement on the map.

Cosmetics Updates

Shorty

  • Players who own any of the following will notice some art updates:
    • Default Shorty
    • Wunderkind Shorty
    • Sidekick Shorty
    • Karabasan Shorty
    • Prism II Shorty
    • Doodle Buds Shorty

Map Updates

Map Rotations

  • The newly updated Bind rotates into Competitive and Unrated queues.
  • Icebox rotates out of Competitive and Unrated queues.

Bug Fixes

Gameplay Systems

  • Fixed an issue where “Kick ally off” displays while defusing the Spike.
  • Fixed a visual bug where the Spike progress bar for planting or defusing would speed up or reset while defusing.
  • Fixed an issue where Yoru couldn’t drop his weapon while using Dimensional Drift (X).

Social

  • (Fixed in Patch 6.07) Fixed a bug where the add/remove friend button wasn’t available when right-clicking a party member who had the “Hide my name outside my party” setting turned on.
  • (Fixed in Patch 6.07) Fixed a bug where banned players would not get removed from your party.
  • Fixed a bug where party invites that were no longer valid were sometimes still showing as active for players.
  • Fixed a bug where the Team and All chat logs would be wiped after a match. 
  • Fixed a bug where punctuation marks were not correctly displayed when the in-game language is Thai.

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Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah is a gaming niche writer and an Electronics Engineering graduate at the Technological University of the Philippines. She plays a lot of RPGs and FPS games. She also enjoys watching movies and anime.

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