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New Valorant Patch 1.06 Nerfs Shotgun, Issues Fixes

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New Valorant Patch 1.06 Nerfs Shotgun, Issues Fixes

Riot Games is rolling out another patch for Valorant today, its tactical hero-shooter that has become widely popular since launching back in June. While Patch 1.06 is only a small one, it makes an all-important nerf to shotguns that players have long been asking for.

Namely, that the weapons’ shot spread remained far too accurate whilst players were in the air. It was leading to a lot of mid-air frags especially from Agents like Jett and Raze who are able to levitate.

Here are the full patch notes from Riot:


  • All shotguns updated to be less accurate when fired while in the air
    • Spread penalty when in air increased .5 >>> 1.25
    • While shotguns are doing well in situations they are supposed to,, there’s been overly frustrating moments where people are accurate with these weapons while in the air. We hope to curb some of those encounters while still making them possible if you catch an opponent at a short distance. We’ll also be investigating more potential changes to shotguns now that we’re rested.


  • In Collection menu screens, the “Show Owned Only” toggle now persists between screens and client restarts.


  • Potential fix for the bug where the player’s HUD sometimes disappears.
  • Fixed a bug in deathmatch match history & match details where ties between 3 or more players were not displaying as a tie, instead showing the lowest rank as if they were not tied (so a 3 way tie for 2nd would show 4TH PLACE instead of 2ND PLACE (TIED)).
  • Fixed a bug that allowed progress towards competitive matchmaking for new players by forfeiting unrated games.
    • Forfeited games will not count towards the Competitive requirement for the team who forfeited.
  • Fixed a bug where ‘<Missing String Table>’ would appear in the chat log.
  • Fixed a bug where strange player names could appear in chat when managing party invites
  • Fixed a bug where some players were missing rewards after reaching the end of Agent Contracts or the Act Battlepass. Playing a game should grant the missing rewards, including missing rewards from Act 1.

Today’s patch 1.06 follows on from a previous update that introduced new Agent Killjoy, as well as the anticipated Deathmatch mode.

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