Valorant Patch 4.05 Delayed: Full Patch Notes Detailed

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The latest Valorant update, Patch 4.05, has been delayed, but fans can still check out the full notes ahead of its release.

Riot Games put out a tweet earlier today announcing that the upcoming Patch 4.05 has been delayed. The tweet read, "Heads up! We're eager to get Patch 4.05 to you but we ran into some late issues, so expect some delays to your usual release."

At the time of writing, there's no word on when the patch will be fully rolled out. Fans will have to sit tight a little bit longer before the updates and fixes head their way. In the meantime, we've detailed the full list of updates heading to Valorant in this upcoming patch.

Valorant Patch 4.05: Full Patch Notes Detailed

Agent Updates


  • Stim Beacon: charges reduced 2 >1, cost increased 100 >200

Game System Updates

  • Added the ability to import and export different crosshair settings via auto-generated codes. To export and share your personal crosshair settings, go to Settings > Crosshair tab > click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing up, found next to Crosshair Profile. Your auto-generated code will be copied to your clipboard.
  • To import crosshair settings, go to Settings > Crosshair tab > click on the icon that looks like an arrow pointing down next to Crosshair Profile. Input or paste the code in the provided field and click the “Import” button. The crosshair preview at the top of the Settings Menu should reflect the imported settings. Make sure to give it a unique profile name!

Updated “Prioritize Strongest Weapon” setting

  • Reworked 'Prioritize Strongest Weapon' setting
  • Renamed setting to Auto-Equip Prioritizes: Most Recent | Strongest
  • Updated the priority system to support weapon-like abilities (previous priority: Primary > Secondary > Melee)
  • New priority: (Ultimate & Primary) > (Secondary & Chamber Pistol) > Melee
  • Resolve priority ties by selecting the more recently equipped weapon
  • Added a new setting: Don't Auto-Equip MeleeSkips past the melee when finding the most recent weapon to auto-equip.
  • Prevents pulling the melee back out after channeling or casting abilities, without changing any other auto-equip behavior.

Competitive Updates

  • Deterministic Map System enabled for all regions. As explained in Patch Notes 4.04, this rollout should increase the variety of maps in your queue based on a system we tested in the LATAM region.



  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Leave Match button to function incorrectly for PBE players


  • Fixed issue where Sova’s Recon Bolt was destroyed by Brimstone’s Orbital Strike even if the Recon Bolt was well out of the area


  • Fixed a bug where the mic icon on the scoreboard could not be interacted with after hovering over it with the mouse

Known Issues


  • There are a handful of bug fixes prepped for Icebox, but the team ran into an issue that blocked us from shipping them right at 4.05 launch. We hope to ship these before the next patch and will list them here as soon as we do.