Valorant continues pushing patches on their popular beta with patch 0.49. This one brings a few tweaks to Omen and Sage, both in gameplay and improved visuals.
A main focus of the patch appears to be fixing exploitable terrain features with the funnest having to be adding curtains to the top of double doors on Haven. This comes alongside a huge list of bug fixes and preparations for Valorant's competitive mode coming soon.
Valorant Patch Notes - Update 0.49
The UI has received some love too, giving us a new directional damage indicator and low health/low ammo visuals. Out of game interface also sees navigation made easier, and a 'Play Again' button on the End of Game screen to encourage that one more game feeling.
- Omen now immediately becomes vulnerable and no longer appears dark after he leaves his alternate shadow form
The attenuation radius of the arrival sound on Omen's From the Shadows has been reduced to 2250
- Barrier Orb will only spawn a chunk of the barrier if it is supported by the ground, this means it will sometimes only spawn 2 barrier chunks
- Barrier Orb can no longer be placed on "small" pieces of geometry, it must be placed on the ground or on top of boxes
Perhaps the most useful feature included in this patch is abandonment penalties. Players who leave matchmade games or dodge selects will now be barred from re-queueing immediately. Continuing to offend increases time in the penalty box.
Full patch notes are available.