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Valorant 8.04 Update: Release date, patch notes, and everything you need to know

The official patch notes have been revealed

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Now that update 8.04 of Valorant is starting to roll out, Riot has released the full list of patch notes. As usual, these go into detail on all the changes that the update is bringing, which also marks the beginning of Act 2 Episode 8.

Release date

Update 8.04 of Valorant is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, March 5. Before its release, the game will go down for a maintenance period that will last around 4 hours barring any delays or issues.

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Maintenance will start at 6:00 PT and end at 10:00 PT for North America, LATAM, and Brazil servers. On the other hand, users from Europe will have to wait a bit longer as the maintenance will start the next day.

To be precise, European servers will go down on Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 GMT and come back up at 8:00 GMT.

Patch notes

Here are the full patch notes for update 8.04 that were posted on the official website:

Modes Update

  • Added character portraits and minimap icons for Training Bots in the Range.

Premiere Updates

  • A new Stage of Premier starts! Here’s what’s new:
    • No more enrollment! You can make a team and start playing at any time in the Stage.
    • Provisional divisions are shown immediately upon team creation, update whenever the roster or Zone changes, and are locked in once your team plays your first match of the Stage.
    • Teams can change their Zone anytime before they play their first match of the Stage.
    • Weekly matches now have rematch protection, so you won’t face the same team twice in a Stage (unless you’ve been in queue a long time).
    • You can only play 2 matches per week, so no jumping between teams as a free agent within the same week.
    • Standings show Playoff results once Playoffs start and lock in 48 hours after Playoffs end.

Esports Features Update

  • Masters Madrid is right around the corner, and we have a few updates for the Esports Hub:
    • As Kickoff concludes and teams secure their place at Masters Madrid, the Global Events tab of the Hub will unlock, letting you explore participating teams, schedules and the new format.
    • You can check out the Swiss Bracket page for Groups and watch teams qualify for the Playoffs.

Bug Fixes

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  • Fixed known cases where KAY/O’s ZERO/point (E) would sometimes report inaccurate information. Please report any further instances.
  • Fixed a bug where if you were revived by Sage’s Resurrection (X), you would be nudged slightly at the end of the animation.
  • Fixed a bug where bullets could pass through the corners of Sage's Barrier Orb (C).

Esports Features

  • Fixed a bug where the Esports Hub Schedule was not automatically taking you to the current day.
  • Fixed a visual bug in the Play In Groups Bracket that showed duplicate information.

Gameplay Systems

  • Fixed a bug with abilities extending past the minimap widget such as Killjoy’s Lockdown (X).

Premier

  • Fixed a bug where the start button wouldn’t update immediately if you’re in the lobby when an event starts.

Known Issues

Premier

  • A team creation deadline is sometimes displayed on the Premier hub. There is no longer a deadline for team creation - feel free to create at any time in the Stage!

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