Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 release date, patch notes, and new features

A splash image of Gekko from Valorant.

A splash image of Gekko from Valorant.

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If you're looking for the Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 release time, patch notes, and new features, you're in the right place. Valorant always aims to bring a good playing experience to its players with every update. From new agents to changes in gameplay, and balances in mechanics to make the FPS game much more enjoyable, there's plenty to look forward to.

This set of patch notes brings a lot of performance updates to streamline the experience for Valorant players. There's also a new battle pass that has several meme sprays and colourful skins, that can better personalise a player's sharpshooting skills.

Before you read further into this guide, be sure to also check out our other Valorant content such as Valorant best guns tier list and our Valorant Night Market for March 2023.

When is the Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 release date?

In this new update, Patch 6.04, players are to see a new agent, battle pass, performance update, bug fixes, and changes in gameplay systems. It released on March 7, 2023.

An image of the new Oni 2.0 bundle in Valorant.
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Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 agent updates

The main change this season is that Gekko finally goes live in Valorant. A new initiator added to the agent roster, Gekko the Angeleno has some cute creatures up his sleeve to help his fellow agents either plant or defuse the spike.

He can send concussive blasts to enemies, have one of his creatures plant the spike, throw a grenade-like slime ball, and even keep enemies at bay with his ultimate ability.

A gamechanger in Valorant, Gekko also has some interesting lore with his connection to Reyna, as seen in the trailers of their interactions.

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 performance updates

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There's been an updated thread synchronisation to reduce input latency. Input latency has been improved by ~1 frame for players who meet the following criteria:

  • They do not have NVIDIA Reflex/AMD Anti-Lag available/enabled
  • They have multithreaded rendering enabled
  • They use VSYNC

Additionally, there's now a fixed hitch where a game mode-related UI is loaded in a blocking manner on the game's startup.

Bug fixes

For agents, there's now a fixed bug where if Sage's Barrier Orb was damaged while fortifying, it would fortify to full health instead of going to max health, minus the damage that was dealt during fortification. Sage mains are sure to be relieved with that update.

A gameplay system has been fixed wherein abilities like Soa's Drone that are pushed by the Lotus doors into other players, could continue to push players even after the door stops or the players exited the door area.

An image of the new sprays for the battlepass in Valorant.
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Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 battle pass

In the new battle pass, you can expect three sets of skinlines that come with it. These include the coluorful Signature skinline, the sleek Tilde skinline, and the Topotek Skinline. Besides the skins, this battle pass comes with a Tilde knife melee. Similarly, a new skin bundle is being released, which is the Oni 2.0 skinline. This comes with a katana melee.

Furthermore, you can expect a lot of fun and meme-worthy sprays to use such as the Omen cat dance, a Breach "Let's Go!" spray, and a Reyna "Huh?" spray. While for gun-buddies, some of its roster includes a cactus, easter egg, and a fidget spinner.

That's all the updates for the new Act in Valorant. While you're still here, free to browse through our Valorant 2 hub and our Valorant Game Pass benefits guide. We also have a Valorant Premier Alpha testing guide if you're interested in that.

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