Valorant: Update 1.04 Patch Notes - Release Date, Viper Buff And Raze Nerf
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Valorant: Update 1.04 Patch Notes - Release Date, Viper Buff And Raze Nerf

Chris Trout
21 July 2020

Valorant's next update will scale Viper!

Valorant's 1.04 update is now live and so are the patch notes!

A few agents were subject to changes including Viper, Raze, Brimstone and Cypher.

Here's what we know.

Patch 1.04

Viper

  • Viper's Pit
    • Max time outside of her ult before it collapses changed from 5>>>12 seconds
    • Viper can hold the ability key to drop her ult early
    • Enemies in Viper’s Pit have their minimap obscured and do not provide minimap detection to their allies
    • Increased the brightness of the red enemy glow at the edge of Viper's near-sight
  • Decay
    • Enemy decay per second increased from 10 to 15 from all sources.
    • After exiting Viper's smoke, enemy decay sustains for 2.5 seconds before starting to fade
  • Fuel
    • Having both Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen active does not consume additional fuel beyond the cost of having one active

Raze

  • Showstopper ultimate Cost changed from 6 to 7 Ult points

Brimstone

  • Orbital Strike ultimate cost changed from 6 to 7 Ult points
  • Stim Beacon no longer Buffs enemies and no longer shows its effect radius to enemies
  • Brimstone’s Arms Fidelity

Cypher

  • Cyber Cage can now be picked up during the buy phase

Weapon Updates

  • Fixed bug where running inaccuracy on the right-click was much higher than intended
    • running was adding a 1.5 penalty because it was referencing our generalized running error curves for pistols
  • Fixed bug where jumping had no inaccuracy penalty
  • Running spread is changed from 3.4 >>> 2.1
    • primarily a bug fix
  • Jumping spread changed from 1.9 >>> 2.3
  • Walking spread changed from 1.9 >>> 1.95
  • Added a 10% bonus to accuracy when crouching and stationary
    • Intent is to feel consistent with crouch providing an accuracy benefit

HUD & UI

  • Replaced the previous Weapon Stats textbox in the pre-round shop with an easier-to-compare graphical representation of stats

Quality Of Life

  • Observer minimap vision cones are now coloured by team
  • Replaced Reyna's Voice Over for Italian and Mexican - Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the talents we identified for the role were not able to record due to regional restrictions. You can now find in-game, the voices we originally intended for Italian and Mexican Reyna!

Elderflame Skins

  • Adjusted the volume on the Elderflame Operator equip animation
  • Fixed bug that would cause the volume to stack if you spam equipped the Operator
  • Enemy footsteps duck cosmetic bus properly
    • This means that enemy footsteps will always lower the volume of the skin sound effects that are not important to gameplay, like the flame whooshes, dragon roar, etc.
  • Elderflame Melee inspect animation now has sound effects for level 1 and 2

Performance Updates

  • Gun pickup targeting and Sage Ultimate targeting unified with ally character highlights, saving VRam and GPU performance
  • Minor rendering performance fixes
  • Gun skin upgrade videos are now streamed instead of locally stored, reduced install size by 380MB

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed requirement for Reyna to look at Soul Orbs to activate them and maintain her healing, the behavior should match that of patch 1.02
  • Fixed one-way Brimstone smokes when the player’s camera was around the top of the smoke
  • Fixed Breach’s Aftershock not properly applying damage to all characters if multiple are hit by it
  • Fixed jittering when reaching the max flight height of Sova’s drone
  • Fixed Marshall bug where the weapon maintained accuracy while walking
  • Fixed issues with some translucency effects being one frame behind (such as Jett's dash, when used by the player)
  • Fixed ally highlights not showing up on some AMD GPUs when using MSAA, and some Intel GPUs
  • Fixed a bug where loading screens did not cover the entire screen when playing in certain resolution/aspect ratio combinations
  • Shortened the text on the photosensitivity warning screen
  • Fixed a bug where the “equip” button would stay greyed out when purchasing a skin variant that is being previewed
  • Fixed Brimstone smokes on Haven spawning offset of where intended
  • Fixed a typo in Brimstone’s biography (thanks mooonlimes for the report)

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