Earlier at present, Riot rolled out the Valorant 1.11 patch that makes some stability modifications and tweaks, tunes the in-game economic system, provides a left-handed gun mannequin, and—that is the large one—brings within the new character Skye, the Australian forest guardian with the magical petting zoo. A couple of hours later, although, Riot stated that it is become a “technical nightmare,” and so the patch is being rolled again and will likely be redeployed subsequent week.
We’ll redeploy later within the week as soon as we are able to work out a much less disruptive time for the VALORANT First Strike Qualifiers (and have an answer, clearly). If you happen to began the Skye character contract, you will not have the ability to progress till we patch once more. [2/2]October 27, 2020
The odd factor is that based mostly on the feedback on Twitter and on this Reddit thread, no one is one hundred pc sure why the replace was rolled again. There look like a variety of points at hand, together with one which was stopping gamers with AFK teammates from receiving bonus cash, and streamer Steel_tv had an attention-grabbing expertise with the replace shortly after it went dwell:
Redditor Solace1k theorized that the issue might be the cumulative impact of the issues on the First Strike match, the primary official Riot-produced Valorant match, which started qualifiers yesterday. “Each minor factor that impacts them might be a tragedy at that stage,” they stated, which is a sound level. It additionally matches with Riot’s tweet about discovering a “much less disruptive time,” though that makes me surprise why Riot would drop a giant replace proper after the beginning of a showcase tourney within the first place. It is not unusual for FPS builders to guard the integrity of the aggressive group when rolling out a brand new stability change or content material replace.
Riot confirmed that principle in an emailed assertion. “The instability of this patch was significantly egregious as a result of it impacted aggressive integrity, so we’re rolling it again till we are able to repair it,” a spokesperson stated.
The replace needs to be rolled again by the point you see this, and life in Valorant could have returned to its beforehand regular state. The 1.11 patch notes, if you would like to see what was and might be as soon as once more, are here.