On this day, September 20, 2022, the Valorant servers will be taken offline for a short period of time in order to install the upcoming 5.06 patch update.
This will be the second patch that will be applied to Episode 5 Act 1 when it is finally released. The changes that will be implemented on the live servers as a result of this upgrade are not particularly significant.
The following times, as specified on the official page for the status of the Valorant servers, are those during which the shooter’s clients will be disabled:
It is anticipated that the servers will be out for at least a few hours. If the maintenance schedule isn’t followed, gamers may have to wait longer to access Valorant.
Patch 5.06 for Valorant will not contain many new features, according to Riot Games. Two of the patch’s highlights are modifications to Stinger and the ChronoVoid bundle.
The following is a rundown of the alterations that were made to the Stinger during the most recent round of testing on the Public Beta Environment:
1. Primary Fire error adjusted from 1.6 error after seven bullets >>> 1.3 error after six bullets
2. Our goal for the Stinger is to feel controllable and appropriately lethal at short ranges, but currently, even in close quarters, it can feel out of control. Lowering the top spread should make it feel more reliable at the appropriate range once you’ve overcome the learning curve of the recoil.
3. Alt Fire first shot error adjusted from .5 >>> .35
4. For an option that’s about being more accurate, it felt like the first shot had more variance than we’d like, especially at the ranges you’d want to use the burst fire mode
In addition, the ChronoVoid skin line will be released into the wild. The total cost of the skins will be 8700 Valorant Points. Each individual pistol is anticipated to cost a total of 2175 VP, whilst the A Quo melee weapon is anticipated to cost a total of 4350 VP.
The following firearms are going to be included in the skin line:
1. ChronoVoid Phantom
2. ChronoVoid Vandal
3. Terminus A Quo (melee)
4. ChronoVoid Sheriff
5. ChronoVoid Judge
6. ChronoVoid Card
7. ChronoVoid Spray
8. ChronoVoid Gun Buddy
In a recent Valorant dev blog, Riot Games announced Cypher buffs and Chamber and Fade nerfs. However, it is not yet clear whether these modifications are intended for version 5.06 or a patch that will be released later.
Here are the maintenance times for Valorant servers based on which region you’re from:
- Asia Pacific: 14:00 PDT
- Brazil: 06:00 PDT
- Europe: 20:00 PDT
- Korea: 14:00 PDT
- Latin America: 06:00 PDT
- North America: 06:00 PDT
The servers might be down for a few hours before they’re put back up by the developers with the 5.06 update and the new ChronoVoid skin line in the store.