Valorant Update 3.05 Patch Notes | Fracture Map

Valorant Update 3.05 was just revealed by Riot Games and you can read through the entire list of patch notes here. This is a major patch which brings the much-hyped up Fracture map to the game, along with several important agent changes and updates. Since this patch only brings the new map as a highlight, it includes more buffs and nerfs than usual.

You should be able to download and install Valorant Update 3.05 right away as the servers are back online after a short maintenance. Everything related to this update has been covered in the full release notes below. Since there has been an increase in the Premium Battlepass XP, more players should consider buying it now.

Valorant Update 3.05 Patch Notes

Here are the official patch notes for Valorant Update 3.05 that is now rolling out to all the supported platforms of the game:

Map Updates:

  • NEW MAP: Fracture is live!
  • See below for more info on the Fracture map rotation.

Agent Changes

KILLJOY

  • Turret (E)
  • Bullet tagging reduced 72.5% slow >>> 29.5% slow (84.31% Decrease in slowing.)

RAZE

  • Boom Bot (C) 
  • Max damage reduced 125 >>> 80
  • Min damage reduced 50 >>> 30
  • Cost reduced 400 >>> 300

BREACH

  • Aftershock (C) 
  • Now deals damage to the following:
  • Killjoy Alarm Bot
  • Killjoy Nanoswarm
  • Killjoy Lockdown
  • Cypher Tripwire
  • Reyna Leer
  • Sage Barrier Orb
  • Sova Recon Bolt
  • KAY/O Zero/Point

BRIMSTONE

  • Orbital Strike (X)
  • Now deals damage to the following:
  • Killjoy Nanoswarm
  • Cypher Trapwire
  • Sage Barrier Orb
  • KAY/O Zero/Point

SOVA

  • Hunter’s Fury (X) Now deals damage to the following:
  • Killjoy Nanoswarm
  • Cypher Trapwire
  • Sage Barrier Orb
  • Sova Recon Bolt
  • KAY/O Zero/Point

Competitive Updates

  • Immortal 1/2/3 rank tiers are back!
  • The Leaderboard will update to distinguish between those of you in each Immortal tier.
  •  Updated Ranked grouping restrictions to accommodate the return of Immortal 1/2/3:
  • -Diamond 1 to Immortal 1
  • -Diamond 2 to Immortal 2
  • -Diamond 3 to Immortal 3
  • Adjusted Competitive ranked distribution as detailed in a previous article (To be released)

Fracture only queue!

  • This queue is a standard, Unrated mode that will give players a chance to practice the new map before they see it in Competitive play.
  • Fracture-only queue will be available for 2 weeks, afterward, Fracture will enter other modes, including Competitive.

Premium Battlepass Bonus XP

  • Upgrading to the Premium Battlepass will grant a 3% XP boost toward the Battlepass tier progression for all matchmade games until the end of Act II
  • We believe the Battlepass experience is at its best when you’re able to earn hype rewards as you unlock tiers, hitting major milestones, and feeling good about what you’ve earned.
  • This is not retroactive, so upgrading early will give you access to the most amount of XP
  • The XP boost does not apply toward Daily or Weekly Missions

SOCIAL UPDATES

  • Updated AFK detection logic to deter players from farming Battlepass/Account Levels by AFKing in-game modes like Deathmatch and Snowball Fight 

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

  • Updated the ping calculation to exclude the server frame time.
  • Updated markers used by NVIDIA Reflex
  • NVIDIA Reflex is used to reduce and measure rendering latency. This update should allow Reflex to better pace frames by adding present markers as well as fixes on some older markers.

If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.

Source: Riot Games

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