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Valorant 7.09 PBE Update: Agent, Weapon, and Social Changes

Valorant 7.09 PBE
28/10/2023 | Discover the latest Valorant 7.09 PBE update with Agent, weapon, and social changes, plus bug fixes. Prepare for exciting shifts in the competitive shooter! | Credits: Valorant

The latest patch notes for the upcoming Valorant 7.09 PBE update have been revealed, and they promise significant changes to Riot Games’ popular competitive shooter. This update touches on various aspects, including adjustments to agents, weapons, and social features. Let’s dive into the details.

Valorant 7.09 PBE Agent Updates: Cypher, Skye, Fade, and Raze

In this update, Riot Games is addressing the balance of power between Sentinels, especially Cypher, and some other Agents. Sentinels often set up defensive strategies, only to see them dismantled by Agents like Raze, Skye, and Fade. To tackle this issue, several changes are being made:

Cypher

  • Trapwire (C):
    • Reduced the time until the trap concussed a captured enemy from 3 to 1.5 seconds.
    • The Trapwire no longer destroys itself after concussing an enemy or when the trapped enemy is killed. It now re-arms after 0.5 seconds, allowing it to ensnare another enemy.
    • The duration of the tag slow when hit by the trap increased from 0.75 to 2 seconds.
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Skye

  • Trailblazer (Q):
    • Adjusted Trailblazer’s collision to allow it to go under Trapwires placed at mid-height without affecting weapon damage hitboxes.

Fade

  • Prowler (C):
    • Adjusted Prowler’s collision to pass over Trapwires placed at foot height and under those placed at head height without affecting weapon damage hitboxes.

Raze

  • Paint Shells (E):
    • Reduced the primary grenade explosion radius from 6m to 5.5m.
    • Reduced secondary grenades’ explosion radius from 6m to 5.25m.
    • Reduced the primary grenade explosion’s minimum damage from 15 to 1.
    • Reduced secondary grenades’ explosion minimum damage from 15 to 1.
    • Damage multiplier to enemy utility reduced from 250% to 100%.
  • Blast Pack (Q):
    • Satchel doesn’t deal damage until fully armed.
    • Satchel arm time increased from 0.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
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Valorant 7.09 PBE Weapon Updates: Judge

The Judge shotgun receives some adjustments to reinforce its role as a stationary shotgun:

  • Reduced max magazine size from 7 to 5.
  • Increased jumping spread from 1.25 to 2.25.
  • Increased running spread from 0.10 to 0.75.

Valorant 7.09 PBE Social Updates

The Friends List in Valorant will now display unique icons for friends playing other Riot Games titles, such as Riot Mobile and TFT. An “Unknown Product” icon has been updated to a red Riot fist.

Premier Updates

For those participating in Premier events:

  • Premier Practice: You can queue for practice on select non-match days during specific windows.
  • Enrollment Updates: Teams formed before or during the new ‘Team Creation Window’ can recruit members and participate in Premier at any point during the Stage.
  • Timeouts: Each match will allow one timeout per side, with an additional timeout during Overtime.
  • Premier Crests: Crests will evolve over the entire stage to reflect your team’s performance.
  • Playoff Qualification Threshold: The qualification threshold is lowered to 600 points for this stage, making it more forgiving if you need to miss a week.
  • Matchmaking: Adjustments have been made to provide fairer matches during weekly matches.
  • Zones: Certain regions have seen adjustments to support healthier queue times and match fairness.
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Valorant 7.09 PBE Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a rare issue where detaching from a rope would cause a footstep noise.

Valorant 7.09 PBE End Date

The Valorant 7.09 PBE update is live on the PBE servers and will be available until October 30th. Notably, the release of Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 is scheduled for October 31, 2023.

These changes are poised to impact the meta and player experience in Valorant. Stay tuned for further updates, and keep an eye out for the official release of Episode 7 Act 3.

Anish Prasad
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