Five things we don’t want in Valorant Patch 2.03 are important to know for potential changes going forward. Riot is fairy receptive to criticism, having reverted unpopular changes in previous patches. One can only hope that this trend of openness and receptiveness continues. To help continue this trend, here are five things we don’t want in Valorant Patch 2.03.
5 Things We Don't Want in Valorant Patch 2.03
1. Big Nerfs
To start off the list, we don’t want any sweeping nerfs. There are plenty of agents who are hurting right now, Skye, Yoru, and Viper just to name a few. While some agents are strong right now, none of them feel overpowered. The meta would benefit more from buffs to weak agents than nerfs to strong ones. Bring Viper and Skye into viability and the meta will change.
2. Reverts to Running Aim Changes
The most recent patch brought major changes to the run-and-gun style that some players have fallen into. Reducing accuracy while moving has overall been a highly positive change. While some are critical of it, we would hate to see it reverted.
3. More Expensive Skins
The new Glitchpop 2.0 skins are gorgeous. Just seeing them in the store heightens the temptation of dropping over $80 on the bundle. But in the long run, these kinds of skins crowd out other ones. Why would anyone buy a wasteland skin when they could have a Glitchpop skin? The simple answer is, more expensive skins make the less expensive ones less appealing.
4. Overbuffing Viper
Viper is due for a buff, change, or rework. Riot has promised it for some time, and the next patch is set to roll out some kind of change for Viper. It’s important to take these changes slowly, making Viper too strong could drive her from a “never pick” agent to a “must-pick” agent.
5. Ranked Changes
Riot seems to have settled on a good system for ranked, and seeing changes to a system that is already doing well would be disappointing.