VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes: Competitive changes & bug fixes explained

VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes: Competitive changes & bug fixes explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


19th Sep 2023 14:00

The VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes have been revealed in full, detailing all the latest competitive changes and bug fixes in the game.

VALORANT is well into its third year since it released in mid-2020, and the consistent updates have continued since then, with a new patch each week or two that make necessary fixes, balances, or just add new content like maps or heroes to the game.

This time around, the update is small but makes a useful change to competitive that should prohibit rank boosting, and fixes some annoying bugs. So, check out the full VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes below.

VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes

key art for VALORANT update 7.06
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General updates

  • We're implementing some updates to how we load your accessories, like gun buddies and weapons skins, so that it will reduce your load times. This will land mid-patch

Agent updates


  • We’ve updated Sage’s voice lines and added interaction lines with more Agents

Competitive updates

  • There has been a wave of competitive rank boosting with bots and real players. In an effort to protect against this abuse, we have introduced restrictions where Ascendant players and higher can only invite players with Platinum rank and higher to their competitive party
  • We will continue to actively monitor botting abuse and ban any accounts suspicious of this behavior
  • For more information on our Gameplay Systems and our approach to combating disruptive behavior, check out our recent VALORANT Systems Health Series

Gameplay systems updates

  • Made some back end updates for Combat Reports in order to fix instances where all the correct information wasn't showing. Please let us know if there are any weird behaviors—especially after death and pre-round start

Bug fixes

Gameplay Systems

  • Fixed a rare bug where you would be revealed unintentionally in places that you shouldn’t be seen after purchasing a weapon
  • Fixed an issue where the Spike plant and defuse UI bar did not appear for minimal HUD observers
  • Fixed a bug where vision cones would flicker at the start of a round on Sunset

That's all for our breakdown of the VALORANT update 7.06 patch notes, and now you know all the changes made to the game.

For more VALORANT guides, stick with GGRecon. Alternatively, check out our VALORANT agent tier list for the latest patch.

Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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