Valorant Patch 5.03 Nerfs Chamber, Updates Game Engine, and More

Valorant Patch 5.03
Valorant Patch 5.03 Riot Games

Valorant’s latest update isn’t going to be liked by Chamber fans. Developer Riot Games released the small Patch 5.03 today, which nerfs Chamber as he was doing too well for his own good. Neon also received multiple changes, whereas Jett suffered from a minor nerf.

The game’s engine has been updated to Unreal Engine 4.26. This change will improve the tool sets used by the developer, though players will not notice the upgrade. The new engine brings lots of good stuff, but players should also expect some UI bugs until things are ironed out.

You can read the highlights of the update below.

  • Engine update to Unreal Engine 4.26
    • This update improves the tool set available to our developers in many ways, however, this change will likely go unnoticed by you, as the goal of any Engine update is to happen under the radar.
    • There are some known issues this time around though, mostly the UI is misbehaving. We’re fixing these as quickly as we can, but expect some funkiness in the game and in the Main Menu. If anything interrupts your gameplay, please submit a bug report.
  • Agent Browser visual design refresh
    • Just thought we should leverage some of the cool Agent art and lean more into our VALORANT style.
Rendezvous (E)
  • Base Cooldown increased 20s > 30s
  • Recall Cooldown increased 20s > 30s
  • Cooldown set to 45s whenever a Rendezvous anchor is destroyed
  • Diameter size of the “ring” Chamber can stand that allows him to activate Rendezvous decreased 21m >>> 15m
Trademark (C)
  • Slow Duration decreased 9.5 > 6s
Tour De Force (X)
  • Ultimate Points Required increased 7 > 8
  • Slow Duration decreased 9.5 > 6s
Headhunter (Q)
  • Bullet Cost increased 100 > 150
  • Damage per shot reduced 22 > 18
  • Killzone increased 15m > 20m
  • Leg shot multiplier reduced 1.0 > 0.85
  • Headshot multiplier increased 1 > 3
Tour De Force (X)
  • Leg shot multiplier reduced 1.0 > 0.85
Bladestorm (X)
  • Leg shot multiplier reduced 1.0 > 0.85
  • Added ability to change “Ghost” keybind outside of Custom Games
    • This option is listed under Settings > Controls > Actions

You can read the complete patch notes and bug fixes via the official site.

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