Valorant Patch 1.09 notes have yet to officially release; here's three things to expect in the upcoming update.
A YouTube video by Lucas "Mendokusaii" Hakansson featured an interview with Valorant game designer Nicholas Wu Smith and revealed insights on upcoming patch changes. While several changes are to be expected, major changes are confirmed to be coming to the operator.
Valorant Patch 1.09: 3 Things to Expect
1. Operator Changes
The biggest change set to arrive with Valorant Patch 1.09 comes in the form of operator nerfs. The operator is receiving all of the following changes in an effort to reduce its power level.
- Price increased from 4,500 to 5,000 credits
- Decreased scoped movement speed from 76% to 72%
- Adjusted deadzone from 30% movement speed to 15% movement speed
- Fire rate changed from 0.75 to 0.60
- Increased instant equip time from 0.30 to 0.50
- Leg Shot damage decreased from 127 to 120
2. Jump Land Accuracy Changes
While jump land accuracy changes were announced for the operator, this change is set to come to all weapons in the next update. When players jumped and landed previously, they would be inaccurate for 0.20 seconds with gradually improved accuracy throughout the duration. In Patch 1.09, landing after jumping with any weapon will lead to inaccuracy for 0.225 seconds without gradual accuracy improvements throughout. This means every weapon will have decreased accuracy for the entire 0.225 second duration.
3. Jett Nerfs
While void of additional details, the interview referenced above highlights Riot Games is looking into how individual agents utilize the operator. Some are speculating that the operator changes will inadvertently nerf Jett, as she utilizes various jump utility with her abilities.