The highly anticipated Valorant patch notes 1.14 is finally here, and it brings with it a heap of new additions to the competitive shooter.
The patch is filled with changes that the Valorant community has been asking for the past few months, including changes to the new map ‘Icebox’ which players have previously raised repeated complaints about.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Valorant patch:
Sage has received a minor buff in the new Valorant patch. Her Barrier Orb, once fortified, will no longer lose health over time from now on. Also, Sage can no longer use her Barrier Orb before the Buy Phase ends. This change was made to prevent Omen players from exploiting the barrier to teleport.
Icebox has received a lot of changes in Valorant patch notes 1.14, most of which are focused on adjusting elevations of some of the areas near bombsites which were providing Defenders with advantageous positions while holding sites.
Competitive Updates, Mode Updates, and More:
The new patch will introduce a Christmas-themed game mode that will also reward players with a free Gun Buddy upon playing. The game mode is set to be a 5v5 deathmatch with power-ups, progression, and much more.
The competitive updates include re-enabling of the Act Rank badge on in-game player cards. Match History and Act Ranks have also been split out into their own specific sections on the Career page.
There are also Social Updates, Store Updates, and several bug fixes included in patch 1.14 you can find in the official blog post here.