Valorant Update 2.08 Adds New Map, Makes QoL Changes, and Fixes Bugs

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Valorant received some major pieces of content with its latest patch. Update 2.08 went live yesterday and it brought a new map, made competitive changes, and added some cool features to the game system. All of this combined with tons of bug fixes.

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The new map added is Breeze, set on a remote island with lots of open areas that support long-range plays. A new Breeze-only playlist is added as well so that you can learn the map quickly. The said playlist will only be active for two weeks.

Riot Games are trying to support the professional play of Valorant. Coach slots are added to Tournament Mode custom games, however, functionality is fairly limited at this time. The developer promised to increase the functionality in the future.

The rest of the important changes are mentioned below.

COMPETITIVE UPDATES

  • Added a Breeze-only Unrated queue for those who want to grind our new map
    • Breeze will also be available in the standard queues for Deathmatch, Spike Rush, and Escalation as well as Custom games.
    • This queue will only be active for two weeks. During this two week period, Breeze will not be available in the standard Unrated or Competitive queues. Following this period, the Breeze-only queue will be disabled and Breeze will then become available in the existing Unrated and Competitive queues.
  • Reminder! This is the last Act to work for your Episode 2 Rank Reward, awarded after the end of Act III

GAME SYSTEM UPDATES

  • Coach slots have been added to Tournament Mode Custom Games
  • Coach slots Current Functionality:
    • Coaches can spectate Tournament Mode games and are locked to observing the team chosen in the custom game lobby.
    • Coaches cannot use Map Pings, Team Chat, or Voice Chat in-game.
    • Coaches can use All Chat and Party Chat to allow for cases where they may need to communicate with a Tournament Moderator.
    • Coaches can pause a match in cases where that functionality is allowed to players.

QUALITY OF LIFE

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  • We've heard your requests (and where they came from)! Weapon drop sounds have been added to HRTF.

SOCIAL UPDATES

  • Reporter Feedback has been added into the game
    • Those of you who make reports against disruptive players that get actioned on will now be notified.
  • Warnings are now enabled for first-offenders who need to be reminded of the in-game code of conduct. No excuses for bad behavior now!
  • Wild Rift players will now appear on the social panel

You can read the complete patch notes from the official site.

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