VALORANT 8.04 patch notes bring updates to Premier & lots of bug fixes

VALORANT 8.04 patch notes bring updates to Premier & lots of bug fixes
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


5th Mar 2024 14:30

Updates in VALORANT don't always bring monumental shifts to our favourite Agents and maps, and the 8.04 patch notes are certainly one of those quiet times that won't send the fanbase into overdrive.

However, there are still changes coming for Premier with the arrival of a new Stage, and the ever-helpful bug fixes that aid in keeping our experience in the game as smooth as possible.

Valorant Premier Key Art
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  • Added character portraits and minimap icons for Training Bots in the Range


  • No more enrollment! You can make a team and start playing at any time in the Stage
  • Provisional divisions are shown immediately upon team creation, update whenever the roster or Zone changes, and are locked in once your team plays your first match of the Stage
  • Teams can change their Zone anytime before they play their first match of the Stage
  • Weekly matches now have rematch protection, so you won’t face the same team twice in a Stage (unless you’ve been in queue a long time)
  • You can only play 2 matches per week, so no jumping between teams as a free agent within the same week
  • Standings show Playoff results once Playoffs start and lock in 48 hours after Playoffs end

Esports Hub

  • As Kickoff concludes and teams secure their place at Masters Madrid, the Global Events tab of the Hub will unlock, letting you explore participating teams, schedules and the new format
  • You can check out the Swiss Bracket page for Groups and watch teams qualify for the Playoffs

Bug fixes


  • Fixed known cases where KAY/O’s ZERO/point (E) would sometimes report inaccurate information. Please report any further instances
  • Fixed a bug where if you were revived by Sage’s Resurrection (X), you would be nudged slightly at the end of the animation
  • Fixed a bug where bullets could pass through the corners of Sage's Barrier Orb (C)

Image of KAY/O in VALORANT
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Esports features

  • Fixed a bug where the Esports Hub Schedule was not automatically taking you to the current day
  • Fixed a visual bug in the Play In Groups Bracket that showed duplicate information

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Gameplay systems

  • Fixed a bug with abilities extending past the minimap widget such as Killjoy’s Lockdown (X)


  • Fixed a bug where the start button wouldn’t update immediately if you’re in the lobby when an event start

Head over to our VALORANT homepage to see all of the latest guides and news for Riot's competitive shooter, including all of the best crosshair codes, how to use stretched res, and even catch up with the last update via the 8.03 patch notes.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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