VALORANT Patch Notes 4.02: Performance and Social Updates Revealed

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Today, Riot Games has revealed VALORANT patch notes for 4.02, and it includes performance and social updates in addition to bug fixes. This is just another minor update for the game's Episode 4, Act 1, which introduced the new Duelist agent, Neon, so don't expect a major content dump like some fans might have hoped, with this patch. However, its fixes will surely be a welcomed addition to make sure the tactical shooter won't ruin the experience of players.

VALORANT Patch 4.02
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VALORANT Patch 4.02

In addition to the patch's updates, VALORANT is also adding the new Tigris skin line collection and the free Lunar Celebration Event Pass this week.

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You can read the full patch notes for 4.02 below:

VALORANT Patch Notes 4.02

PERFORMANCE UPDATES


● Improved latency for Windowed Fullscreen mode to match closer to Fullscreen Exclusive
○ These improvements should play well with in-game overlays, however, having another program’s window on top of your gameplay window will negate these benefits.

SOCIAL UPDATES

● AFK detection buff
○ Updated detections for non-participatory behavior in game
● Agent-select reporting
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○ Looks like there’s been some confusion around Agent-select reporting.Remember, you can right click players in pre-game and report them if they’re being disruptive!

BUGS

Cosmetics

● Fixed a bug where the pulsing FX around the Spectrum Z logo were appearing next to the trigger during second inspect animation on the Bulldog.

Agents

● Fixed issue where Killjoy’s Alarmbot and Turret were unretrievable after being resurrected by Sage.

KNOWN ISSUES

Esports Features
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● Projectile Follow currently bugs out for Observer Follower

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Last month, VALORANT executive producer Anna Donlon revealed via a Dev Diaries post that a new agent will be added to the game for the beginning of Episode 4, Act 3, but don't expect a new agent or map in Episode 4, Act 2, as Donlon relayed that the development team at Riot Games will be “strengthening the foundation” of the tactical shooter during Act 2, which will begin following the conclusion of Act 1 on Feb. 2.