Valorant update 8.09 patch notes provide agent buffs and bug fixes

Valorant update 8.09 patch notes provide agent buffs and bug fixes

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There is a lot to anticipate for Valorant very soon. Right now we are in the infant stages of Episode 8 Act 3 meaning the next chapter will be the launch of Episode 9 in just over a month. However, for the here and now, Riot Games has released a new update. Here you will find the Valorant update 8.09 patch notes that include buffs for playable agent, Brimstone, along with a few bug fixes.

In addition to this fresh update, make sure that you’re aware of Riot Games revealing a new map very soon at the VCT Masters Shanghai tournament. Along with a new map, a leak has revealed the codename for a new playable agent currently in development and perhaps planned for Episode 9.

While the arrival of new maps and playable characters is exciting, we will have to wait awhile for them to arrive. Fortunately, for the here and now, Riot Games has released update 8.09 with patch notes to reveal everything included.

Valorant update 8.09 patch notes

Below are the Valorant update 8.09 patch notes:

Agent updates:


  • We’ve done some small updates to Brimstone’s Sky Smoke (E) to ensure that it fully covers the area indicated by the UI when you are placing it. This should ensure that when the outer edge of the targeting UI covers a choke point that the spawned smoke will fully cover that area as well. This change includes a slight increase to the radius of Brimstone’s smoke that should make it match the smoke size of his peers like Omen.
    • Sky Smoke (E)
      • Radius increased 410 >>> 415
      • UI targeting size updated so that outer edge properly reflects the size of the smoke

Bug fixes:

Gameplay systems:

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in you losing your crosshair profiles.
    • While we can not recover lost crosshair profile settings, we are sincerely grateful for all the information you have provided to help us reach a swift resolution and will continue to monitor closely.
    • If your newly created crosshair profiles still keep disappearing, please let Player Support know
  • Fixed an issue regarding Killed By feed on Combat Reports being incorrect.
  • Fixed bullet tracers still being visible after being turned off in Settings if the player fires away from the map.
  • Fixed an issue where the client would freeze after a game ends and would require a client restart to continue.

All of the above patch notes come courtesy of a press release from Riot Games.

For more Valorant, check out our 18 tips on how to get better at the game along with our guide for how to appear offline if you don’t want certain friends knowing you’re playing. We also have guides for how to chat with the team, all, and private, along with how to add friends.