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Valorant 8.09 update: Release date, patch notes, changes, and more

A small patch this time

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Two weeks have passed since the last update and patch 8.09 is coming out for Valorant players. This might be a smaller update than the previous one since it's the first one of the season, but it does have some changes you might want to know.

We have gathered all the information about it now that the complete patch notes have been posted on the game's official website.

Release date

Patch 8.09 for Valorant is set to come out on Tuesday, May 14/Wednesday, May 15, depending on the region you're in.

A maintenance period will take place before its arrival to allow the developers to make the necessary preparations. North America, LATAM, and Brazil servers will go down on Tuesday at 6:00 am PT and come back up at around 10:00 am PT, barring any issues.

European players will have to wait a little bit longer as their servers will go down at 4:00 am BST on Wednesday, May 15, and should return at 8:00 am BST on that same day.

Patch notes

Here are the complete patch notes that were released on the game's official website:

Agent Updates

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Credit: Riot Games


  • 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.
  • 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.

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