The highly anticipated Valorant patch 2.09 is finally here, and it brings a bunch of new content to the competitive shooter by Riot. Alongside some Viper adjustments, the introduction of tactical timeouts, and the new ‘Replication’ game mode, the change that has many fans excited is the implementation of the map Breeze to Unrated and Competitive queues.
The tropical-themed map Breeze was introduced to Valorant through patch 2.08 on April 28th. The map has received a good amount of positive feedback from the Valorant player base due to its long-range engagements, large open spaces to battle it out, and wide choke points that make it crucial for teams to be communicating properly in order to have the upper hand in a round.
Set in a remote island located somewhere within the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, Breeze features a “bright, playful and colorful environment with wide-open spaces and opportunities for long-range encounters.”
Breeze has also received two minor changes in this update. They are, as mentioned on Riot’s website, as follows:
- Blocked vision of the gaps above Mid-Wood Doors and A Metal Doors
- Smoothed player collision in various locations
With this update, the Breeze-only queue will no longer be available to play in Valorant.
You can read the full patch notes of Valorant 2.09 here.
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