5 Things We Want in Valorant Patch 1.13

She's pretty cool, but could maybe use a buff
She's pretty cool, but could maybe use a buff | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant’s next patch is set to release on Dec. 8, and we are all clamoring to see what changes Riot Games will roll out to tweak the game, possibly add new features and retune certain agents.

Let’s talk about what our wildest dreams are for Patch 1.13.

1. A New Map

It's cool, but we always want more
It's cool, but we always want more | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

This one is a no-brainer. Icebox was released back in Oct. and in November it was put into competitive queue. It’s old news at this point, Icebox is an awesome map, but our attention spans are not that long. We shouldn’t expect Riot Games to add new guns or make any substantial changes to the economy after the community backlash in the wake of Patch 1.11. That leaves up with high hopes that a new map is on the way.

2. A New Agent

Imagine if, just one month after our most recent agent, that Riot announces and releases a new one. This is pretty unlikely to happen, but just imagine if it did. Patch 1.13 is set to be the last patch of 2020, why not end this year on a good note?

3. A Special Game Mode

Overwatch has it, why can't we?
Overwatch has it, why can't we? | Photo Courtesy of Blizzard

This change would be unprecedented for Valorant, but other Riot games have seasonal events accompanied by special game modes. League of Legends has the ever-popular URF mode, Legends of Runeterra is currently having a KD/A event to celebrate the release of the group’s new tracks. Why shouldn’t Valorant have something like that? Given enough time it seems inevitable that a rotating game mode will be added to the game, but for now, we’re stuck Deathmatch and Gun Game.

4. Lower Cost Skins

They look good, but my wallet isn't so happy.
They look good, but my wallet isn't so happy. | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

One Ion skin will run you about $20. Granted, these are the primo skins, but as of yet there are very few midrange or budget skins. Where are the cheaper skins? We need more affordable bundles.

5. A Better Store

It looks nice, but I want more!
It looks nice, but I want more! | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Don’t expect to see this anytime soon, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could get an expanded shop? Currently, the options for buying skins are highly limited, you can only get a few per rotation. Other popular games have had this problem as well, a rotating store will always feel limiting if there is nothing you want in it. Epic Games somewhat addressed this problem in Fortnite a while ago by expanding the shop. Valorant is a new game and doesn’t quite have the built up skin collection that Fortnite does, so even if we don’t get an expanded shop now, it’s bound to happen at some point.