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Condensed VALORANT Patch 1.04 Notes

VALORANT Patch 1.04

After a brief scare on the competitive ladder, VALORANT has announced its latest patch jam-packed with agent updates. In patch 1.04, Viper finally received what hopes to be the necessary buffs to get her to a competitive level. As always, there are some more bug fixes and quality of life changes.

[Related: VALORANT Agent Tier List Patch 1.03: Vision is King]

Check out the full patch notes here.

Agent Changes


  • Orbital Strike cost changed from 6 to 7 points
  • Stim Beacon no longer buffs enemies and no longer shows its effect radius to enemies
  • Brimstone’s arms look nicer


  • Cyber Cage can now be picked up during the buy phase


  • Showstopper cost changed from 6 to 7 points


  • Viper’s Pit
    • Max duration outside of her ultimate before it collapses increased from 5 to 12 seconds.
    • Viper can hold the ability key to drop the ultimate early
    • Enemies in Viper’s Pit have their minimap obscured and do not provide minimap detection to their allies
    • Increased the brightness of the red enemy glow at the edge of Viper’s near-sight
  • Decay
    • Enemy decay per second increased from 10 to 15 from all sources
    • After exiting Viper’s smoke, enemy decay sustains for 2.5 seconds before starting to fade
  • Fuel
    • Having both Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen active does not consume additional fuel beyond the cost of having one active

Weapon Changes


  • Fixed a bug where running inaccuracy on the right-click was much higher than intended
  • Fixed a bug where jumping had no inaccuracy penalty
  • Running spread is changed from 3.4 to 2.1
  • Walking spread changed from 1.9 to 1.95
  • Added a 10% bonus to accuracy when crouching or stationary

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where Reyna had to look at Soul Orbs to activate them and maintain her healing
  • Fixed one-way Brimstone smokes when the player’s camera was around the top of the smoke
  • Shortened the text on photosensitivity warning screen
  • Fixed Breach’s Aftershock not properly applying damage when multiple people were affected by it
  • Fixed jittering when reaching the max height for Sova’s drone
  • Equip button no longer stays greyed out when purchasing a skin variant that is being previewed
  • Fixed Marshall bug where weapon maintained accuracy while walking
  • Fixed a typo in Brimstone’s biography

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