Valorant Yoru Changes Indefinitely Delayed

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Riot Games as released patch notes for Valorant Patch 3.03 and with it comes changes to Viper, some areas on different maps, and bug fixes.

Unfortunately, there is one change that is missing from the update that many players have been waiting for, which is the long awaited buff to Yoru. This change unfortunately will not be coming in 3.03, and it seems even the development team are not sure when the buff will go live.

Valorant Yoru Changes Indefinitely Delayed

Yoru has been at the bottom of both pick rate and win rate among Valorant agents, so many players were looking forward to the character getting a rework or large buff. Now, it seems he will remain at the bottom of the agent totem poll for a while longer.

In the introduction of 3.03, the development team stated, "Hey all, wanna touch on the Yoru changes we were hoping to get out by 3.02. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the team is going to have to indefinitely delay the Yoru updates. We’re in a situation at the moment where certain resources needed to do this work are unavailable to us. As soon as we get a clearer picture of when we can ship these changes, you’ll be the first to know. Sincere apologies to everyone who has been looking forward to these."

This delay will bleed into the Berlin Masters event, in which the worlds best teams will compete against one another on an international stage. Yoru will be in his current state for that tournament now regardless of when he is buffed in the future, so no one should expect many appearances for Yoru on the world stage for Valorant.