Valorant: Patch 4.05 Nerfs Brimstone’s Stim Beacon; Adds Ability to Import and Export Crosshair Settings

Valorant Patch 4.05
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Brimstone mains are probably not going to be happy with Valorant’s latest update. That’s because Patch 4.05 nerfs his Stim Beacon, with its charges reduced to just one and its cost increased to 200.

The developers said that this change was made to stress the importance of deploying the beacon at the right moment. On the bright side, at least they didn’t change the way the Stim Beacon works. It still provides you and your teammates with useful buffs, such as increased fire rate, movement, and reload speeds.

In addition, Patch 4.05 adds the ability for you to import and export different crosshair settings via auto-generated codes. To export your crosshair settings, head over to the settings menu, go to the crosshair tab, and then click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing up, found next to the Crosshair profile. Doing so will generate a code and it will automatically be copied to the clipboard.

On the other hand, if you want to import crosshair settings, the process is almost identical, except that you press the icon that looks like an arrow pointing down instead. Then, you just paste the code in the field provided and then hit the “Import” button to complete the process.

Patch Notes

Reworked “Prioritize Strongest Weapon” Setting
  • Renamed setting to Auto-Equip Prioritizes: Most Recent | Strongest
  • Updated the priority system to support weapon-like abilities:
    • New priority: (Ultimate & Primary) > (Secondary & Chamber Pistol) > Melee
    • Resolve priority ties by selecting the more recently equipped weapon
New: Don’t Auto-Equip Melee Setting
  • Skips past the melee when finding the most recent weapon to auto-equip
  • Prevents pulling the melee back out after channeling or casting abilities, without changing any other auto-equip behavior
  • Deterministic Map System enabled for all regions
    • This should increase the variety of maps in your queue based on a system we tested in the LATAM (Latin America) region
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Leave Match button to function incorrectly for PBE (Public Beta Environment) players
  • Fixed issue where Sova’s Recon Bolt was destroyed by Brimstone’s Orbital Strike even if the Recon Bolt was well out of the area
  • Fixed a bug where the mic icon on the scoreboard could not be interacted with after hovering over it with the mouse

Are you a Brimstone main? If so, how do you feel about the Stim Beacon nerf?

Valorant Patch 4.05 is available on PC.

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