VALORANT 8.05 patch notes introduce new agent Clove & voice indicator changes

VALORANT 8.05 patch notes introduce new agent Clove & voice indicator changes
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Written by 

Dani Cross

Published 

26th Mar 2024 13:05

A new Agent, Clove, is coming to VALORANT in patch 8.05 - and we've got the full rundown here in the patch notes.

Clove is a Controller from Scotland, and they're the first non-binary character in the game. They can activate their X ability to resurrect themselves after death - but you need to earn a kill or assist quickly or you'll return to the grave.

They'll be available in update 8.05 alongside some changes to Premier and voice indicators, as well as some standard bug fixes. You can find all the changes in the full patch notes here.

VALORANT 8.05 full patch notes

The VALORANT 8.05 patch highlights.
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Agent Updates

  • Clove goes live!
    • Abilities:
      • Ruse (E): EQUIP to view the battlefield. FIRE to set the locations where Clove’s clouds will settle. ALT FIRE to confirm, launching clouds that block vision in the chosen areas. Clove can use this ability after death.
      • Meddle (Q): EQUIP a fragment of immortality essence. FIRE to throw the fragment, which erupts after a short delay and temporarily decays all targets caught inside.
      • Pick-me-up (C): INSTANTLY absorb the life force of a fallen enemy that Clove damaged or killed, gaining haste and temporary health.
      • Not Dead Yet (X): After dying, ACTIVATE to resurrect. Once resurrected, Clove must earn a kill or a damaging assist within a set time or they will die.

Premier Updates

  • We’ve added a cooldown period between phone number verification attempts. If you run into any issues with verifying your phone number, please reach out to Player Support.

Social Updates

  • Voice Indicators
    • We made some updates to the voice indicators that appear above an Agent’s head. You will now be able to more clearly see who you can hear and who you can’t. The voice icon will now also show when a teammate is muted or disconnected from voice, and differentiates when a party member is speaking in party voice. The icon for team voice activity is unchanged.

Bug Fixes

  • Agent
    • Fixed an issue where the cover walls in Iso’s Kill Contract (X) would not appear when playing with an unstable network connection.
  • Gameplay Systems
    • Multispeaker surround sound formats such as 5.1 and 7.1 are now fully supported. The stereo mix is not affected.
  • Premier
    • Team creation deadline references have been removed from the schedule. There are still some references to the team creation deadline that are no longer valid. Pardon our dust!
    • The queue button now shows the correct error message when a player has reached their weekly match limit.

That just about covers all the updates in this patch for VALORANT, but be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for more changes.

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For more VALORANT, check out our homepage. To see what changes last patch, here's the patch notes for update 8.04. And to see the best Agents in the game right now, check out our guide!

Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.

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