Valorant Patch 0.49: Competitive Mode to be Added, Stability Fixes

Valorant will see its first competitive system soon after Patch 0.49.
Valorant will see its first competitive system soon after Patch 0.49. / Photo by Riot Games

Valorant Patch 0.49 will see the implementation of Competitive Mode.

Riot will be skipping 0.48, so the next update will be 0.49. Game Director Joe Ziegler tweeted that 0.49 will be arriving sometime within the next week.

Valorant Patch 0.49: Competitive Mode To Be Added

An update on the official Valorant site by Riot Senior Producer Ian Fielding outlined how the ranked system in Valorant will work. In the update, Fielding says the first iteration of the competitive matchmaker will go live soon after the 0.49 update.

Information on Agent balances aren't known yet, but we could expect to see some hotfixes for some major bugs like Cypher's Spycam see-through-walls glitch. Players have also reported several map specific issues, and there will be server stability fixes as well.

Player involvement and hype is at an all time high for Valorant, which is good for bug fixing since the game is barely out of alpha. Bugs and glitches are to be expected, and that's the whole point of running a beta. Riot is working overtime on fixing everything as they pop up.

If you in on the Valorant action, you can get into the closed beta by linking your Twitch and Riot accounts and watching streams.