Riot has released a new patch 2.11 which brings several smaller updates to the game, and the most notable one being a 1% framerate increase for those who play on medium and high spec machines. This is great news for all of those who like to maximize their performance in Valorant.
The recently introduced Replication mode is back once again and it’s replacing Escalation. If you were one of those players who farmed Escalation but grew tired of it, you’ll now have something new to look forward to.
Aside from these, we have several bug fixes and some quality of life changes as well. Overall, despite being a smaller patch than what we’re used to, it still brings some welcome changes to the game.
The 1% performance update
At first glance, when we see a number like 1%, we assume it’s a low or even meaningless value to make any difference. But any performance increase is a good thing.
It’s great to see the developers working hard on optimizing the game, and if we get enough updates like this, things will quickly add up. No game starts as perfect, and there’s always room for improvement, so it’s great to see Riot giving such attention to smaller details.
The team optimized equipment, abilities, and weapons to achieve this 1% Client framerate increase. Additionally, the developers optimized the agent and environment mesh clipping calculations.
This change won’t make or break your performance, but it’s a very solid step in the right direction and we hope more such changes are on the horizon.
Every gamer knows that there’s no end to bugs in games, and Valorant is no exception. The team is constantly tweaking the game and fixing various issues that pop up, and in this patch they addressed a few of those.
First of all, the patch 2.11 fixes a Reyna bug that prevented her from rebuying the Dismiss ability during the Buy Phase. If you were one of the players who were frequently affected by this bug, then you can breathe a sigh of relief.
When it comes to competitive Valorant, Riot has fixed several Leaderboard UI bugs. You’ll now have a smoother experience while exploring the Leaderboard user interface.
There was a bug that would cause an infinite load symbol when you were viewing your friend’s career. This has been taken care of too.
These bugs were nothing game-breaking but it’s good to see them finally fixed.
The game has a lot of players who communicate in different languages, and as such, Valorant offers a wide selection of languages to suit everyone’s preferences. There were certain issues with some regional language fonts, and Riot has addressed those in this patch. This change improves readability across the board.
Among some other system updates we have an update to the ping wheel and the radio wheel. Both of those now ignore non-movement inputs while you have the wheel displayed on the screen.
The patch also fixed those strange animation issues while equipping weapons. You can now enjoy a more immersive experience.
All in all, this is a solid little patch for Valorant. The new Replication mode will keep players busy until Episode 3 comes. Just like Riot said, this is just “the quiet before the Episode 3 storm” so we can most certainly expect bigger updates to come in the upcoming weeks. Follow us for more news, reviews, and Valorant betting tips.