Valorant Update 4.02 Latency Fixes, AFK Detection Tweaks, and More

Valorant Update 3.07
Valorant Update 3.07 Riot Games

Valorant's first update of February went live yesterday. Update 4.02 isn’t heavy on content but it does bring some welcome changes. The game performance is improved and a couple of bugs are squashed. AFK detection system and Agent-select reporting are tweaked as well.

Update 4.02 improved the latency in Windowed Fullscreen mode as well. It is now much closer to the latency in Fullscreen mode. The AFK detection system for non-participatory behavior has been enhanced. From now on, Killjoy can retrieve her Alarmbot and Turret after being revived by Sage.

The patch wasn’t able to address every known bug though. Projectile Follow still bugs out for Observer Followers but the developer is working on this issue.

We have mentioned the patch notes of the update below.


  • Improved latency for Windowed Fullscreen mode to match closer to Fullscreen Exclusive
    • These improvements should play well with in-game overlays, however, having another program’s window on top of your gameplay window will negate these benefits.
    • Thanks to @MyNameIsMJP and @SheriefFYI for helping us diagnose this issue!
  • AFK detection buff
    • Updated detections for non-participatory behavior in-game
  • Agent-select reporting
    • Looks like there’s been some confusion around Agent-select reporting. Remember, you can right-click players in pre-game and report them if they’re being disruptive!
  • Fixed a bug where the pulsing FX around the Spectrum Z logo were appearing next to the trigger during second inspect animation on the Bulldog.
  • Fixed issue where Killjoy’s Alarmbot and Turret were unretrievable after being resurrected by Sage.
  • Projectile Follow currently bugs out for Observer Followers
    • We’re working on a fix, but this one missed 4.02. We appreciate your patience!

Feel free to check out the official site to read the complete patch notes.

Valorant is a free-to-play hero shooter game developed by Riot Games for PC.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Valorant recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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