Valorant PBE 8.0 Patch Notes: Enhanced Deadlock, Weakened Killjoy, And Reworked Maps

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Riot Games has unveiled the anticipated Valorant PBE 8.0 Patch Notes, bringing a wave of changes to valorant. While these notes are subject to potential adjustments, they offer a sneak peek into the upcoming alterations.

From general updates to agent tweaks, map enhancements, and mode updates, let’s delve into the details.

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Valorant PBE 8.0 Patch Notes: Enhanced Deadlock, Weakened Killjoy, And Reworked Maps

One of the noteworthy general updates is the Gunbuddy carousel’s new arrangement in alphabetical order, simplifying navigation for players searching for their preferred accessories.

Deadlock

  • Sonic Sensor (Q): Players can now collect sonic sensors during rounds.
  • Extended the installation range of sonic sensors from 12m to 27m.
  • Activation of the sonic sensor now reduces the stun time from 1.0 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Decreased the time for enemies to destroy the sonic sensor from 0.65 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Sonic sensor audio is now faintly audible when Deadlock and allies are within range.
  • Barrier Mesh (E): The maximum length of the barrier mesh wall has been increased from 6m to 10m.

Killjoy

  • Turret (E): Reduced the visibility radius from 180 degrees to 100 degrees.
  • Added a detection cone on Killjoy’s minimap when placing a turret.
  • Updated VFX and animations to reflect the turret’s new sight radius.

Map Updates: Interactive door technology has been upgraded to enhance communication and agent abilities across maps.

Icebox

  • Attacker Side Spawn: A storage container now obstructs the line of sight from the attacker spawn to the B tube.
  • B Green: Adjustments to containers for improved ground and airborne combat.
  • B Tube Appearance: Added a mid-looking window at the end of B tube to provide views of A site and defender spawn.
  • B Tube Inside: Added two boxes stacked flush with the wall.
  • B Snow Pile Field: Adjustments to routes and snowy mountain leading to Kitchen B.

Lotus

  • A Main: Expanded space and added a box to enhance defender options.
  • A Link: Increased space near breakable doors.
  • Hut: Closed shed for better visibility and added a recess to A-hat for defenders.
  • B Site: More space and boxes for closer defense.
  • C Site: Adjustments to spike placement and stairs for diversity.
  • C-Bend: Additional spaces and boxes in C main.
  • Revolving Door: Increased rotation time from 8s to 10s.

Mode Update: Team Deathmatch

  • Stage 2 Sheriff: Changed from Heavy Shield to Light Shield.
  • Map Rotation: Competitive map rotation for all modes (excluding Team Deathmatch and Custom Games).

Premier Updates

  • Team Captain Role: Added a secondary management role for team captains.
  • Standings Table: View rankings from other divisions and past Premier Stages.
  • Division: Know your seeded division before playing the first match.
  • Playoff Qualifier: Return to the standard Premier Score threshold of 675.

Bug Fixes: Fixed a bug involving primary and secondary mouse keys being swapped in the Windows mouse settings in the raw input buffer.

Conclusion

Valorant PBE 8.0 Patch Notes introduces a plethora of changes, ranging from agent updates to map enhancements and mode adjustments.

As the game continues to evolve, these modifications aim to improve gameplay, strategy, and overall player experience.

Keep an eye out for further updates as Riot Games fine-tunes the VALORANT experience based on community feedback.