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VALORANT Patch Notes 1.12 – Observer Updates

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Hello Agents! VALORANT 1.12 Patch is live. This is a very light patch since the developers are still dealing with the outcomes of Patch 1.11

It is quite possible that VALORANT may skip the next patch to make everything consistent by the time we hit Dec 8th.

Competitive Updates

Available with patch 1.12

Act Rank Badges are disabled
Act Rank Badges are disabled in-game while we investigate a potential issue where they may be causing performance hitches in-game. Your Act Rank Badge will still display in Competitive lobbies, map load in, and on the end-of-game screen.

As QA Manager Kevin O’Brien states that his mention is an internal joke, (possibly it’s his team that will struggle with the investigation), VALORANT devs will look into it and will enable it back when everything is stable.

Game Systems Updates

Available with patch 1.12

Observer
-Observers no longer hear ping audio
-Improved sightline visibility in well-lit areas
-Added Game State Modification cheat to allow moderators to adjust various -aspects of the game (player stats, money, etc.) in a tournament setting
Rolled back fixed team colors change from 1.11
  • VALORANT increased the duration of the debuff effects of some Initiator abilities so that Initiators make their entry easier.
  • This way, Initiators will have the chance to provide more time for their teammates’ entries This will also add more value to the difference between Duelists and Initiators.

Social Updates

Available with patch 1.12

-Redesigned the Open/Close Party toggle to make it easier for players to understand whether they are in an open or closed party
-Observers will now appear as “in game” in the social panel
-Observers can now view and type in /all chat in custom games

Quality of Life

Available with patch 1.12

Added a new user interface for custom game observers during character select

Bug Fixes

Available with patch 1.12

Fixed a bug where leaving/disconnecting from a Custom Game would result in a VAL-51 error, requiring the game to be remade in order for the player to rejoin
Fixed a bug in the end-of-game screen after an Icebox match that displayed Haven’s map, and would incorrectly display timeline markers
An issue is fixed where players could target mid-air (dropped) weapons with some abilities
Left handed mode: fixed recoil animation being incorrectly mirrored (mismatching actual weapon recoil)
Overlapping Observer UI when a player is planting/defusing is fixed
Inconsistent team coloring on minimap pings are fixed
Fixed rare issue where Observer camera transition visuals could get stuck when swapping between player views

This is the end of the VALORANT 1.12 Patch Notes! Stay tuned for the next series of VALORANT updates!


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