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All You Need to Know About VALORANT Patch 6.0

VALORANT Patch 6.0 will release on January 10, 2023. Maintenance for the patch will begin at 9 AM ET. The patch will go live sometime afterward. Now that there will be a new patch, we do not want you guys to be empty-handed. 

In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about VALORANT Patch 6.0. This will be a VALORANT patch notes article. So sit back, relax, and study to get the advantage over others when the new patch rolls out. 

The start of a new year for Valorant means a refresh of the Map Pool! On top of a patch filled with gameplay updates and bug fixes, VALORANT’s new patch will re-introduce Split back into the Map Pool. 

As I have said in the previous article, Riot applied multiple changes to the Split map, some more subtle than others. However small, these changes are bound to change your experience of this map. 

To know more about this part of the patch, feel free to check out the “Split Changes Coming to Patch 6.0” article. 

Valorant has removed Bind and Breeze to maintain its seven-map Pool and brought back an improved version of Split. In addition, Riot added a new map to the Map Pool codenamed Lotus. Set in the ancient ruins, this is a new three-site map that will be part of the game when the new patch rolls out on the live servers.

Subtle Omen Nerf Might Be Devastating

Omen gets nerfed in Valorant Patch 6.0
Via VALORANT

Omen’s Dark Cover (E):

  • Dark Cover placed inside walls will now fall to the height of the nearby ground.

Omen will be hit by a small but consequential change in Valorant patch 6.0.

The enigmatic controller will see his potential for outplay significantly reduced, following the changes to his Dark Cover smoke. When Omen places Dark Cover within a wall, it will now fall to the height of the nearby ground.

This means it is no longer possible to place a one-way smoke at crucial choke points, which usually involves placing the smoke over a wall or other structure.

The smoke nerf was a deliberate move on Riot Games’ end to eliminate the possibility of one-way smokes. His current “inside walls red arrow” one-way smokes are unintuitive and unintended, said Coleman “Altombre” Palm, Associate Director, Product Management, responding to a post on Reddit.

One-way smokes are a part of Valorant, but they are difficult to play against and we want to keep them limited to intentional and understandable areas,” said Riot in preliminary notes for the Public Beta Environment.

Unsurprisingly, the community isn’t particularly happy about the changes, arguing that it threatens Omen’s place in the game’s meta. Fortunately, Omen’s fate isn’t sealed yet. The developer is currently in the early stages of exploring opportunities for buffs to compensate for the current nerf.

Bug Fixes 

  • Fixed a bug where Cypher’s Trapwire (C) could be placed through Sage’s Barrier Orb (C).
  • Fixed objects like traps that were not being damaged if they are placed in Molotov patches that are already active.
  • Fixed bug where you could see Skye’s Seekers (X) on the minimap while they were still invisible if you had a line of sight to their hidden location.
  • Fixed a bug where suppression would not properly interrupt Fade’s Prowler (C) control.
  • Fixed a bug where Viper was able to deactivate her ultimate, Viper’s Pit (X), while suppressed.

Various gameplay damage interactions fixed:

  • Killjoy’s Lockdown (X) now properly takes damage from all abilities.
  • Fixed Skye’s Trailblazer (Q) dealing damage to enemy Skye’s Trailblazer (Q) and Sova’s Owl Drone (C).
  • Fixed Sova’s Hunter’s Fury (X) and Breach’s Aftershock (C) not damaging Raze’s Blast Pack (Q).
  • Fixed Phoenix’s Blaze (C) not dealing damage to Harbor’s Cove (Q), Raze’s Blast Pack (Q), Reyna’s Leer (C), Sova’s Recon Bolt (E), and KAY/O’s ZERO/POINT (E).
  • Fixed Brimstone’s Orbital Strike (X) not dealing damage to Harbor’s Cove (Q).
  • Fixed Breach’s Aftershock (C), Raze’s Showstopper (X), and Paint Shells (E), damaging allied Killjoy’s Nanoswarm (C).
  • Fixed Sova Hunter’s Fury (X) damaging allied Fade’s Haunt (E).
  • Fixed Killjoy’s Nanoswarm (C), Phoenix’s Hot Hands (E), and Blaze (C) not dealing damage to Chamber’s Rendezvous (E) and Trademark (C).

That will be all for the VALORANT patch 6.0 article. If you liked this article, go to our website to read more. You can also follow us on social media to stay updated with the latest gaming and esports news.

Juan Cesar Torres
Juan Cesar Torres
College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).
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