VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes: All Agent updates, map rotation, new skinline

VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes: All Agent updates, map rotation, new skinline
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


25th Apr 2023 17:29

The VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes are here, and there are a couple of big Agent updates and map rotations that you will definitely not want to miss. This particular VALORANT update arrives with Episode 6 Act III, which means that a new skinline is coming with the patch too.

So, to see all of the agent updates, map rotation details, and new skins in the game, make sure to check out the rest of this guide below for the full VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes.

VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes

Infographic showing the VALORANT 6.08 patch highlights
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Here are all of the changes, adjustments, and fixes included within the VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes:

Agent Updates

  • Gekko:
    • Improved audio cues for Wingman's plant and defuse sounds.
    • Updated Gekko's in-game portrait for better gameplay readability and quality consistency.
  • Killjoy:
    • Increased Nanoswarm reveal radius from 350 to 525.
    • Nanoswarm audio now turns off when disabled as a result of Killjoy being eliminated or suppressed.
    • Improved feedback for the enemy when they destroy Nanoswarm.
    • Nanoswarm is now revealed when it is disabled.
    • Updated visuals for Lockdown being destroyed.
    • Removed yellow warning UI indicator for Killjoy's Lockdown.
    • Updated deactivate sounds for Killjoy's Turret and Alarmbot to make them more distinct.
  • Brimstone:
    • Sky Smoke, Orbital Strike, and Omen's from the Shadows have updated targeting visuals to improve precision placement.

Cosmetic Updates

  • Upgraded several Shorty models to have them on part with the visual identity of other weapons. Affected skins include:
    • Default Shorty
    • Wunderkind Shorty
    • Sidekick Shorty
    • Karabasan Shorty
    • Prism II Shorty
    • Doodle Buds Shorty

Map Updates

  • Bind rotates into Competitive and Unrated queues.
  • Icebox rotates out of Competitive and Unrated queues.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where “Kick ally off” displays while defusing the Spike.
  • Fixed a visual bug where the Spike progress bar for planting or defusing would speed up or reset while defusing.
  • Fixed an issue where Yoru couldn’t drop his weapon while using Dimensional Drift.
  • Fixed a bug where the add/remove friend button wasn't available when right clicking a party member who had "Hide my name outside my party" setting turned on.
  • Fixed a bug where banned players would not get removed from your party.
  • Fixed a bug where party invites that were no longer valid were sometimes still showing as active for players.
  • Fixed a bug where Team and All chat logs would be wiped after a match.
  • Fixed a bug where punctuation marks were not correctly displayed when in-game language is Thai.

The big features here come in the form of the map rotation and all of the Killjoy changes, but some Icebox devotees might be sad to see their favourite map leave the competitive pool.

  • See all of the VALORANT skins that have been added to the game so far in this comprehensive list.

VALORANT Episode 6 Act 3 new skinline

Key art of the VALORANT Episode 6 Act 3 new skinline
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The new VALORANT act is also bringing with it a new skinline, so check out below for a full list of the new skins, gun buddies, and more coming to the game:

Gun Skins

  • Radiant Entertainment Bulldog
  • Radiant Entertainment Ghost
  • Radiant Entertainment Melee
  • Radiant Entertainment Operator
  • Radiant Entertainment Phantom

Gun Buddies/Player Cards/Sprays

  • Bazooka Badger
  • Dance Fever
  • K.nock O.ut

You can of course level up the various gun skins on offer here to improve their visuals, but the base versions are still nice enough to warrant showing off in your games. The new skinline will be available with the launch of Episode 6 Act 3 on April 25

So, that wraps up this guide on the VALORANT update 6.08 patch notes, giving you all of the Agent and map changes you'll need to be prepped for competitive, alongside the new skinline arriving with Episode 6 Act 3. Check out our VALORANT game page to see all of the latest news and guides for Riot's competitive FPS title.

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