Riot Games Making Changes to Jett's Tailwind for Patch 4.08.
By Nathan Fusco
Riot Games reveals adjustments arriving in Patch 4.08 for Jett's Tailwind ability.
Alexander Mistakidis and Jay Watford, two Agent designers on Valorant, and Game Designer Sal Garozzo spoke about the upcoming changes to Jett.
"With this update, we want to bring Jett back into that core loop by asking her to call her shots and then engage with a window of dash power to make those trademark explosive plays. This should create clear signals for other players to consider and understand that Jett made a deliberate call. Jett’s new dash will require an adjustment for players but we feel this is the best solution to balance maintaining Jett’s identity while increasing game health."
- On pressing the ability key, after a short delay Jett activates a 12-second window where she is empowered to immediately dash on next button press.
- Her Tailwind charge is lost whether she Dash’s or the window expire, but can still be regained with two kills.
As with any balance changes to an Agent, developers are treading the fine line of progress without ruining her gameplay. Any gamer can tell you the awful feeling of learning a skillset of a certain character only for them to be nerfed into oblivion. It doesn't feel like this is doing that, but the fanbase will be sure to let Riot Games know once the changes go live.
Valorant Patch 4.08 is set to launch on April 26.