VALORANT 7.12 patch notes including Agent updates, bug fixes & more

VALORANT 7.12 patch notes including Agent updates, bug fixes & more
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

5th Dec 2023 14:00

The final update for 2023, the VALORANT 7.12 patch notes has arrived with a whole bunch of new tweaks to the game. Most prominently, you'll find some exciting changes to Gekko and Skye. 

So, let's get into all of the changes that have come with VALORANT's 7.12 update.

VALORANT 7.12 patch notes

From Agent updates to bug fixes, you'll find the complete list of Valorant 7.12 patch notes listed below:

Agent updates

Gekko

One of Gekko’s unique strengths is being able to reclaim his creatures. This change aims to make that process faster so you can reclaim them in more situations. In addition, Riot Games is also increasing the reliability of Dizzy (E) to increase Gekko’s confidence when using the ability and to provide more incentive for him to engage with its reclaim

  • Reclaim for Dizzy (E), Wingman (Q), and Thrash (X)
    • Reduce reclaim channel time from 2s >>> 1s
  • Dizzy (E)
    • Once Dizzy is ready to shoot and sees a target, they will shoot faster and the projectile will travel faster
    • Pre-fire targeting delay decreased from 0.5s >>> 0.35s
    • Missile speed increased from 7000 to 10000

VALORANT 7.12 patch notes highlights for Gekko & Skye
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Skye

These changes are centred around pushing Skye to be more deliberate when using Trailblazer (Q):

  • By locking the camera on Trailblazer when leaping, Skye has to be more thoughtful when making the choice to get extra distance with the leap vs fully clearing multiple angles without the leap
  • Enemies are now rewarded for successfully destroying Trailblazer mid-leap as it will cancel the concussion explosion
  • Making the concussion universal in terms of how it affects allies and enemies brings it in line with other abilities like Gekko’s Thrash
    • This requires more coordination and intentionality for Skye and her team to play around the Trailblazer successfully
  • Trailblazer (Q)
    • Camera movement is disabled during the leap
      • When the Trailblazer is destroyed during the leap, it no longer causes a concuss explosion
      • Trailblazer plays the destruction voice line when destroyed during the leap
    • Trailblazer explosion now concusses allies as well as enemies

Map updates

  • The newest map, Drift, is joining our roster of Team Deathmatch maps! Drift features a long range mid, isolated side lanes and exciting ways to swap lanes

Performance updates

  • Raw Input Buffer
    • Beta tag removed
    • Default value changed from off to on
      • Existing setting values will not be impacted

Player behaviour updates

  • Implemented Party Invite Codes so that party leaders will be able to generate invite codes that other people can use in-game to be able to join the same party

Bug fixes

  • Agent
    • Fixed a bug where kills would not be awarded to you while controlling an ability
      • This affected Sova getting a kill with Shock Dart (Q) while controlling Owl Drone (C), Gekko’s Mosh (C) kills while controlling Thrash (X), and Cypher’s Trapwire (C) kills while controlling Spycam (E)
    • When KAY/O is downed during his NULL-CMD (X), the red portrait will now show for everyone in the game
  • Player Behavior
    • Fixed an issue where in rare cases, someone would spawn in the next round after being detected AFK, preventing the pistol round bonus for their teammates
  • Premier 
    • Fixed an issue in Overtime Voting where "Waiting for Opponents" message appears behind the voting team

That's everything you need to know about the VALORANT 7.12 patch notes from Agent updates to bug fixes. 

For more from the game, have a look at the best VALORANT crosshair codes used by pros or the complete VALORANT skins list. Alternatively, check out our VALORANT guides homepage for even more essentials right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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