VALORANT update 8.10 patch notes introduce the Basic Training Event

VALORANT update 8.10 patch notes introduce the Basic Training Event
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Tarran Stockton


29th May 2024 14:00

VALORANT's next update is just around the corner, and patch 8.10 is set to make some big changes to the game's onboarding process with the Basic Training Event.

The game has been going strong for years now, but there haven't been many adjustments to the introductory training course and how you earn your first rewards. That is until now at least, so check out all the changes for the latest patch below.

Full patch notes

the VALORANT Basic Training Event screen
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Progression updates

  • We are releasing an update to our Welcome Contract for new players! The new structure includes clearer missions and milestones to help you navigate the New Player Experience with a bit more guidance before your Ranked climb
  • The Basic Training Event will appear similar to other Events, allowing you to view your progress, understand your goals at each milestone, and complete them to earn rewards to jumpstart your VALORANT experience
  • If you have previously completed the Welcome Contract, you will not see the Basic Training Event (don’t worry, you have already earned all the same rewards!)
  • If you are partially complete with the Welcome Contract, your previously earned rewards will be reflected in the Basic Training Event when it comes online, and you will be able to proceed through Basic Training, earning XP toward your Battle pass

Bug fixes


  • Fixed an issue where shots fired immediately after exiting Cypher’s Spycam (E) would bypass the weapon’s raise animation and not deal damage. The weapon raise animation is now played for its full duration
  • Fixed issues where the timer for Clove’s Pick-Me-Up (C) could be restarted which would allow Clove to have more time than intended to activate the ability

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Tarran Stockton
About the author
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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