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With every VALORANT patch, Riot Games aims to tweak the weapons and agents to reach the perfect level of balance, something incredibly difficult to achieve. One certain character, Viper, has received several buffs since the game’s release, and still doesn’t see enough playing time compared to her fellow agents. She proved to be deadly in the right hands, as we saw with how Andbox and FunPlus Phoenix managed to incorporate her into their competitive team compositions. Brimstone is an addition to the list of those who need a few buffs to become viable again in competitive play.
Riot Games’ developer Altombre replied to a number of VALORANT players on Reddit to confirm Brimstone already has buffs being tested internally, while admitting Viper needs “a bit of help.” The former’s improvements seem to be closer to release than the latter, since Altombre clarified we won’t see substantial Viper changes “probably a few patches” down the line.
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Not only that, he mentioned the VALORANT development team will focus on Controllers in general as well. However, the studio is cautious with releasing any big changes ahead of and during the upcoming First Strike competition, so we will most likely get more information on these following the tournament’s conclusion.
Who do you want to see receive changes in the upcoming patches other than Viper and Brimstone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments sections down below!