Valorant Patch 6.08: Full List of Changes

Bind returns to Valorant in Patch 6.08
Bind returns to Valorant in Patch 6.08 / Riot Games

Valorant Patch 6.08 is here with some major changes to the map pool and Killjoy's abilities.

A new episode always brings a big shift to Valorant, and Patch 6.08 is no exception. Icebox is now gone from the Competitive rotation, replaced with a newly improved Bind. Killjoy's Nanoswarm was also nerfed to give opposing players more information and a better chance against the popular Sentinel.

Here's a breakdown of all the changes coming with the latest patch, per Riot Games.

Valorant Patch 6.06: Full List of Changes

Agent Updates: Gekko

  • Audio improvements to Wingman's (Q) plant and defuse audio.
  • Gekko's in-game portrait has been updated for better gameplay readability and quality consistency.

Agent Updates: Killjoy

  • Nanoswarm (C) reveal radius increased from 350 to 525.
  • Nanoswarm audio has been updated and will no longer loop when disabled.
  • Improved feedback for the enemy when they destroy Nanoswarm.
  • When disabled, Nanoswarm will now be revealed.
  • Updated visuals for Killjoy's ultimate Lockdown (X) being destroyed.
  • Yellow warning UI Indicator for enemies Killjoy's Lockdown (X) has been removed.
  • Deactivate sounds for Killjoy Turret (E) and Alarmbot (Q) are more distinct.

Agent Updates: Miscellaneous

  • Updated targeting visuals to Brimstone's Sky Smoke (E), Orbital Strike (X), and Omen's From the Shadows (X) ability to help players with precision placement on the map.

Cosmetics Updates: Shorty

The following Shorty models have been upgraded:

  • Default Shorty
  • Wunderkind Shorty
  • Sidekick Shorty
  • Prism II Shorty
  • Doodle Buds Shorty

Map Updates: Map Rotations

  • An updated Bind returns to Competitive and Unrated queues.
  • Icebox leaves the Competitive and Unrated queues.

Bug Fixes: Gameplay Systems

  • "Kick ally off" will no longer display while defusing the Spike.
  • Spike progress bar will no longer speed up or reset while defusing.
  • Fixed an issue where Yoru could not drop his weapon while using Dimensional Drift (X).

Bug Fixes: Social

  • Fixed a bug where party invites that were no longer valid were still showing as active.
  • Fixed a bug where Team and All chat logs would be wiped after a match.
  • Punctuation marks will now be correctly displayed when in-game language is Thai.