Valorant Patch 6.0 PBE: Changes to Split Map and Adds Variant Favorites

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Valorant, a PvP hero shooter by Riot Games, recently received an update on its public beta branch. Patch 6.0 brought a new map called Lotus and many other notable changes to the Split map and map rotation.

Competitive and unranked map playlists won’t feature Breeze and Bind anymore. However, they will be available in all other game modes. A new feature called Variant Favorites has been introduced. The highlights of the update are mentioned below.

  • Reworked the way guns process Zoom inputs for ADS and Scopes when using Toggle Zoom.
    • There should now be fewer cases that can lead to Zoom disagreements between the Client and Server under adverse network conditions like packet loss and ping jitter. Additionally, Zoom Inputs when using Toggle Zoom can now be buffered earlier than before and multiple zoom level transitions can be buffered at once.
New Map: Lotus
  • Lotus is a new 3-site map that offers a lot of rotation options that need to be tested. Unlock the secrets behind the doors of these ancient ruins.
  • A Main
    • First engagement area for Attackers has been widened and a small ledge added for mixups.
  • A Main Box
    • Boost box next to the orb has been reduced to give Attackers a new position looking into A site.
  • A Rafters:
    • The under-over area has been removed, making this much easier to deal with as an Attacker.
  • A Tower:
    • The back section of the Tower has been flattened to make the fight to Ramps easier for both teams.
  • Mid Bottom:
    • Players can now silently drop down Mid platform.
    • The trick-jump up onto Mid box has also been removed for simplicity.
  • B Tower:
    • Defender side jump up box has been removed to simplify the space.
  • B Rope Pocket:
    • The hard corner here has been smoothed out to make clearing the spot easier.
Map Rotation
  • Please note that Breeze and Bind have now been removed from competitive and Unrated map rotation, but are still playable in all other modes.
Omen’s Dark Cover (E)
  • Dark Cover placed inside walls will now fall to the height of nearby ground.
  • Variant Favorites are here
    • On release, your existing favorite weapon skins will now have all unlocked variants favorited to maintain consistency with current behavior.

Valorant Patch 6.0 PBE addressed several bugs as well, which you can read via Reddit.

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