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Valorant Update 4.03 – Patch Notes on February 15, 2022

By Charles Clarke

February 16, 2022

Update 4.03

The Valorant Update 4.03 Patch Notes are now available for download, for all platforms PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC. The file size may vary depending on the platform

MODES UPDATES

We’ve been collecting player feedback on DM these past few months and are introducing a few changes to address some of the main points of frustration around the spawning system

DEATHMATCH

– Removed and in some cases relocated “dangerous” spawn locations – Improved spawn logic and spawn placement to increase the likelihood that you will be facing each other players in an encounter

DEATHMATCH

– Spawning logic will now favor respawn locations farther away from where you are defeated – Fixed an issue where the Warm-Up Phase was not using spawn logic properly – Respawn Time Reduced: 3s >>> 1.5s

SOCIAL UPDATES

– Updated AFK detection in-game to deter players from exploiting game modes to farm EXP

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

Global Invalidation is a UI feature that improves performance for all UI in the game. It accomplishes this by significantly reducing the number of UI elements that need to update every frame

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

The Performance team will continue to monitor the impact of Global Invalidation, and we’ll have more details to share about the feature, our process, and the work needed to accomplish this in an upcoming article

GLOBAL INVALIDATION

Global Invalidation provides up to 15% improvement to baseline performance for CPU-bound players

GLOBAL INVALIDATION

– CPU-bound players are generally mid-to-high spec machines. – These numbers are based on data gathered from PBE over two weekends (Jan. 22–23, and Feb. 5–6).

GLOBAL INVALIDATION

Although we expect a large portion of the player base to benefit from these gains, your machine’s performance may vary

COSMETIC UPDATES

– Updates to the color of the tile used to display sprays in your CollectionsSome sprays were too close to the color of the original tile and were hard to see properly before actually using them in-game.

COSMETIC UPDATES

– You can now respray after a 5-second cooldown – Sprays now have a lifetime duration of 15 seconds – Sprays still disappear immediately when the barrier drops  and when the post-round phase begins

GAME SYSTEMS UPDATES

Added option to return to strongest weapon – You can now return to the strongest weapon when pressing the “Equip Last Used Item” key or when auto-equipping a weapon. – To toggle ON, go to Settings >> Controls >> Equipment under “Prioritize Strongest Weapon.”

ESPORTS FEATURES

– Projectile follow is now fixed for observer followers – Added observer settings toggle to turn Agent portrait on/off

BUGS

– Fixed a bug where Chamber’s Headhunter and Tour de Force could float away – Fixed an exploit where using specific line-ups, it was possible to see inside Viper’s ultimate without being affected by the nearsighted debuff – Fixed a bug where Viper’s ultimate would sometimes fail to expand through doorways

SOCIAL

– Fixed a bug where pressing enter in pre-game wouldn’t focus chat – Fixed a bug where right-clicking a player portrait would not bring up a context menu

KNOWN ISSUES

ESPORTS FEATURES – There is a brief flash when swapping into free-cam mode as an observer follower

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