Valorant Patch Notes 1.04 Include Multiple Buffs to Viper

Viper is finally getting the buffs she's needed
Viper is finally getting the buffs she's needed | Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Patch Notes 1.04 include multiple buffs to Viper that have been sorely needed. The patch also included changes to the Classic pistol, other Agents and more.

Here's a full list of changes in Valorant Patch 1.04.

Valorant Patch Notes 1.04 Include Multiple Buffs to Viper


Viper's Pit

  • Time outside the cloud before it collapses increased to 12 seconds
  • Ult can be dropped early by holding the ability key
  • Enemy player's minimaps are obscured and they can't provide minimap detection to allies
  • Brightness of enemy glows has been increased at the edge of Viper's near sight


  • Decay per second has increased to 15 from all sources
  • After exiting smoke decay persists for 2.5 seconds before beginning to fade


  • When Toxic Screen and Poison Cloud are both active it only consumes one ability's worth of fuel

Changes have also been made to Raze, Brimstone, and Cypher as well as the Classic and the buy menu UI.


  • Ult cost raised from six to seven points


  • Ult cost raised from six to seven points
  • Stim Beacon no longer buffs or shows radius to enemies
  • Arms fidelity buffed


  • Cyber Cage can be picked up in buy phase

Classic Pistol

  • Fixed right click inaccuracy bug
  • Fixed lack of inaccuracy penalty for jumping
  • Running spread decreased to 2.1
  • Jumping spread increased to 2.3
  • Walking spread increased to 1.95
  • Added 10% accuracy bonus when crouching while stationary


  • Weapons stats text box replaced with graphical representation

Quality of Life

  • Minimap vision cones now colored by team
  • Italian and Mexican Reyna voice overs replaced

Elderflame Skins

  • Adjusted volume on Operator equip animation
  • Fixed bug that cause volume to stack when spamming operator
  • Enemy footsteps will always be louder than cosmetic sounds
  • Melee inspect animation now has sound effects for level 1 and 2
  • Performance Updates

    • Gun pickup targeting and Sage Ultimate targeting unified with ally character highlights, saving VRam and GPU performance
    • rendering performance fixes
    • Gun skin upgrade videos are now streamed instead of locally stored, reduced install size by 380MB

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed requirement for Reyna to look at soul orbs to activate them and maintain healing
    • Fixed one way Brimstone smokes when camera was around top of smokes
    • Fixed Breach's aftershock not applying correctly if multiple characters are hit
    • Fixed jittering when reaching max height of Sova's drone
    • Fixed Marshal bug where weapon maintained accuracy while walking
    • Fixed issues with translucency effects being one frame behind
    • Fixed ally highlights not showing up on some AMD GPUs when using MSAA, and some Intel GPUs
    • Fixed a bug where loading screens did not cover the entire screen when playing in certain resolution/aspect ratio combinations
    • Shortened text on photosensitivity warning screen
    • Fixed bug where equip button would remain greyed out when purchasing a skin variant that is being previewed
    • Fixed Brimstone's smokes on haven spawning offset
    • Fixed typo in Brimstone's bio