Valorant patch 3.05 is finally here, and it’s time to try out Fracture!
The patch also includes major nerfs to Killjoy and Raze, the return of Immortal rank tiers, and adjustments to Valorant’s rank distribution.
Valorant patch 3.05 agent updates
- Bullet tagging from Killjoy’s Turret reduced from 72.5% to 29.5% slow.
The game developers acknowledged that Killjoy’s Turret already has a lot to offer as it provides information, chip damage, and a powerful slow.
This ability is more impactful during pistol rounds because it can stop pushes effectively when placed at a distance, and Riot Games wanted to tone down the Turrent’s effectiveness against rushes.
- Boom Bot’s maximum damage was reduced from 125 to 80, and the minimum damage dropped from 50 to 30. The ability’s cost was also reduced from 400 to 300.
Boom Bot is great for clearing spaces and getting information, on top of dealing a lot of damage. Players couldn’t just ignore an incoming Boom Bot because it could one-shot them if they had light shields.
Riot Games wanted to give players more counterplay options against the Boom Bot by reducing its overall damage, while making it more affordable for Raze mains each round.
Breach, Brimstone, and Sova
- Breach’s Aftershock, Brimstone’s Orbital Strike, and Sova’s Hunter’s Fury can now deal damage to the following abilities:
|Breach’s Aftershock now deals damage to:||Brimstone’s Orbital Strike now deals damage to:||Sova’s Hunter’s Fury now deals damage to:|
|Killjoy’s Alarm Bot||Killjoy’s Nanoswarm||Killjoy’s Nanoswarm|
|Killjoy’s Nanoswarm||Cypher’s Tripwire||Cypher’s Tripwire|
|Killjoy’s Lockdown||Sage’s Barrier Orb||Sage’s Barrier Orb|
|Cypher’s Tripwire||Sova’s Recon Bolt||Sova’s Recon Bolt|
|Reyna’s Leer||KAY/O’s Zero/Point||KAY/O’s Zero/Point|
|Sage’s Barrier Orb|
|Sova’s Recon Bolt|
These three abilities are now more effective because they can remove even more agent abilities off the map.
Valorant patch 3.05 adds Fracture
Valorant will have a Fracture-only queue that will be available for two weeks. This will allow players to practice the new map in an unrated mode setting before it is added to competitive play.
After that, the map will enter other modes, including competitive.
Valorant patch 3.05 competitive updates
Valorant has brought back the Immortal 1, 2, and 3 rank tiers. With the return of the tiers, they’ve updated the ranked grouping restrictions. Diamond ranked players will be able to queue with Immortal ranked players.
Episode 3 Act 2 Battle Pass
Last but not least is the new Episode 3 Act 2 Battle Pass. Players who purchase the Battle Pass will receive a three percent boost towards Battle Pass tier progression for all matchmade games until the end of Act 2.
The bonus experience is not retroactive, so players who get the Battle Pass early will be given access to the most amount of experience.
All the information regarding Valorant patch 3.05 can be found on Riot Games’ official Valorant website.