5 Things We Don't Want in Valorant Patch 1.13

I don't like Viper, let's hope she stays bad
I don't like Viper, let's hope she stays bad | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

With every Valorant patch there are likely to be things that the community does not like. Riot Games is a developer that likes to experiment, within reason, and sometimes that backfires. To hopefully avoid some of the more blatant misfires, here's a list of five things we don't want in Valorant Patch 1.13

5 Things We Don't Want in Valorant Patch 1.13

1. More Economy Changes

Every round is a pistol round for me
Every round is a pistol round for me | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

The community backlash to the changes in Patch 1.11 were clear and decisive in bringing about quick changes in the very next patch. Given the changes in Patch 1.12 we can expect Riot Games to take things slower in the near future.

2. More Expensive Skins

A bit too rich for my tastes
A bit too rich for my tastes | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

The price of the new Ion bundle is roughly $70. That’s five skins and some extra cosmetics for more than the price of a next-generation game. There’s nothing wrong with having luxury items for deeply invested players to buy, especially in a free-to-play game like Valorant. However, when these luxury skins are stacked patch after patch their impact becomes lessened.

3. Skye Nerfs

She's good, but not too good
She's good, but not too good | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Riot Games has had a history of releasing over-tuned characters across their games. This is likely to drive excitement to the cool new additions to games. There’s nothing wrong with that. Skye is in a decent place right now, and she is fun to play too. Keep her as she is.

4. Sova Nerfs

I'm not good enough to play him, but I like knowing someone who is
I'm not good enough to play him, but I like knowing someone who is | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Sova is strong right now and most games will have a Sova in them. Most tier lists put him as a top tier Agent outright. Sova is the kind of Agent that requires an immense amount of game knowledge and skill to pilot correctly. Good Sova players are rewarded for their knowledge and skill, but a bad Sova will be useless.

5. Sage Buffs

I just don't like playing her!
I just don't like playing her! | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Sage's playstyle is just extremely basic. Her kit is in the unfortunate position where if she is buffed to the point of being good or even viable then she will be an essential pick every game. The raw utility of having a mid-round heal would be too good to pass up.