Valorant

3 Things We Don't Want in Valorant Patch 3.01

With the newest Valorant update came a lot of great change, but these are three things we don't want for the next update. | Photo by RIot Games
With the newest Valorant update came a lot of great change, but these are three things we don't want for the next update. | Photo by RIot Games

Valorant's Episode 3 patch was a very thorough update that fixed a lot of problems to the "run-and-gun" playstyle and even to the power on weapons, however, there are some things that we don't want Riot Games to change for the next update.

A lot of the changes that the game had in the latest update were to limit the power on certain guns and even Agent abilities. Though the adjustments to both may have improved the game a little bit more, there are some things that developers should think twice about before trying to change it for the next patch.

3 Things We Don't Want in Valorant Patch 3.01

1. More Agent Nerfs

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A plethora of things in game were nerfed as a result of the latest patch. Though there were great nerfs, like the Judge and Spectre costing a lot more, Agent abilities have been radically changed throughout the entire cast. To combat the overutilization of certain Agents over others, a lot of abilities had its charges decreased and/or prices cost even more credits. On top of that, most of the cast's ultimate abilities also require one more charge in order to use them. The decision in doing so had a lot of the more overpowered Agents start to decay from their dominance, however, some of the nerfs have made champions like Yoru or Sage severely underpowered now.

2. Resets to Matchmaking Ranking

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When the newest update hit the game, player matchmaking ranking (MMR) was reset. Though, it may be a great thing for players who in a bad ranking before and have since improved, the rise of alternate accounts for higher-ranked players could make lower-ranked players feel their game is not winnable. Keeping the MMR the same and not resetting it for a future update will at least give players a chance against similar-ranked players when they need to re-climb the ranked ladder - even though there will always be smurfs out there.

3. Changes to Moving Inaccuracy

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As one of the more ambitious updates Valorant has had so far, moving inaccuracy has increased in order to combat the "run-and-gun" playstyle that players have been taking advantage of before the update. Since it has been updated, however, the game feels monumentally better as spraying while moving is not as rewarded as it was before. It may be best to let players sit on how the adjustment is in the game now before making any other drastic moves, in order to let the community decide whether or not it still needs to be fixed.