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Valorant Update 0.47 Now Live, Valorant 0.47 Patch Notes Here

Developer Riot Games has released the latest Valorant update 0.47 for Windows PC to address fix known bugs, map updates, and more.

According to the patch notes, the new Valorant patch 0.47+ focuses on game balancing and quality of life. In addition, it also includes map updates, bug fixes, and stability improvements. You can check the full update changelog below.

Valorant Update 0.47+ Patch Notes

Gameplay and Balance

Melee Damage

  • Melee attacks now inflict double the damage per hit to destructible, including:
    • Sage’s Barrier
    • Haven’s metal double doors
  • Why?
    • There weren’t enough options during low seconds rounds—such as the first round and right after switching sides—to combat Sage’s Barrier Orb. Riot’s intent is to add a high-risk, high-reward method for players to interact with her wall, while still being able to take it down, no matter their loadout.

Raze

  • Reduced Paint Shells from two to one.
  • Paint Shells now have a kill reset, requiring players to get two kills to refresh its cooldown.
  • Tuned and adjusted audio for Paint Shells, Blast Pack, and Showstopper so that they’ll be easier to hear in hectic scenarios.
  • Fixed an edge case where the second cluster of Paint Shells would explode quicker than intended. They now have a minimum duration before exploding.
  • What’s up with that?
    • Raze’s goal is to be a highly-threatening duelist that punishes enemies posted in predictable positions, but Riot felt like the cluster grenades and their number was creating overly oppressive scenarios. Also, players should be supplied proper gameplay information and the Audi cues on all of Raze’s abilities didn’t match their threat, so Riot has changed the audio of each. For example, when the Showstopper is equipped or fired from distance, players should be able to clearly identify and interpret the threat.

Sage

  • Slow Orb now also slows the airspeed of players in the zone.
  • Players can now walk through the Slow Orb without making noise.
  • Why though?
    • Players were able to circumvent too much of Sage’s Slow Orb by bunny hopping through the zone. Riot wants the minimum slow amount to be a bit more consistent all movement in the zone, while still allowing for bunny hopping and walking to provide a slight benefit to traversing the zone. Also, Riot feel adding a stealthy yet slow way to move through the field brings more nuance to playing against the zone and a bit more uncertainty for Sage, since she can’t necessarily hear people who move through.
  • Several exploits fixed on Bind, Haven, and Split.
  • Split: Orb moved from B Mid to B Main.
    • The intent is to alleviate some pressure from mid and provide more incentive for players to control B Main.

Map Updates

  • Several exploits fixed on Bind, Haven, and Split
  • Split: Orb moved from B Mid to B Main
    • The intent is to alleviate some pressure from mid and provide more incentive for players to control B Main.

Quality of Life

  • Reduced outbound network traffic from the client for players running at high frames-per-second
    • Some ISPs and network setups were throttling game traffic, impacting gameplay by causing large spikes in network latency as FPS increased.
    • No impact to gameplay/responsiveness

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a rare server crash caused by packets occasionally being corrupted by some players’ networks
  • Cypher’s Spycam can no longer use weapons
  • Fixed a bug where footstep audible range would sometimes not appear on the minimap

Valorant update 0.47+ can now be downloaded on PC.

By Earl Stewart

Earl is one of those gamers who will play almost any new games. But he more prefers playing FPS and open world games.