Valorant Update 0.49 Tweaks Omen, Patch Notes Here


Riot Games just released Update 0.49 for their latest free-to-play multiplayer game, Valorant. The game is currently in closed beta, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that developers are updating the game. Valorant will go through many changes over time to make it ready for its proper launch.

The latest update tweaks the hero Omen. After leaving the shadow form, Omen will instantly become vulnerable and will not have a dark color. This change should fix Omen's invulnerability bug and will make the character easier to identify. The update also reduced the sound radius of Omen's From the Shadows to 2250. This tweak will be beneficial to the character and will make him difficult to locate. His character model has also been changed along with Breach.

Valorant Update 0.49 Patch Notes

Below are some of the highlights of the update. Check out the official site to read the complete patch notes.

Gameplay and Balance

  • Omen
    • Omen now immediately becomes vulnerable and no longer appears dark after he leaves his alternate shadow form
      • If you were to find enemy Omen teleporting in, it was often confusing when you should shoot him to get the kill (vs. sending him back). This change is to both account for an invulnerability bug and score some extra points of clarity
    • The attenuation radius of the arrival sound on Omen's From the Shadows has been reduced to 2250
      • Attenuation is a big word, but the short of it is you have to be closer to Omen to echolocate where he’s teleporting to. We’re trying to give him some spook back since if you do find him, you should now have him dead to rights

Character Updates

  • Omen: Updated Visuals
  • Breach: Updated Visuals

Map Updates

  • Added curtains to the top of double doors on Haven to remove the Sage Barrier Orb boost that allowed players to see through a sliver of the door at the top
  • Fixed issue with Cypher camera being placed on the Haven A Main boxes
  • Multiple fixes to the geometry on Haven, Bind, and Split to fix exploits and help optimize gameplay—massive thanks to all of the folks who helped to identify these! We see you
  • Updated materials on Bind and Haven to make surfaces more consistent overall
  • Changed color of Radianite crates in order to unify overall visuals

Competitive Updates

  • Added Competitive mode and ranked matchmaking, to go live in the near future

Observer Mode

  • Added “Ghost cheat” as an option to custom games with cheats enabled, allowing you to fly around the map in no-clip mode
  • Ability HUD no longer displays when entering drone camera as an observer
  • Exiting drone camera will now swap back to the most recently viewed player if they’re still a valid view target
  • Swapping through players to view will now iterate through an entire team before going to players on the other team
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