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VALORANT Patch 1.09: Full notes and updates

Riot Games has finally succumbed to criticism from the community and nerfed the Operator in today’s VALORANT patch, potentially putting an end to the big blasting sniper rifle’s reign of terror.

The developers also have their eyes on Jett, Reyna, Viper, and Omen in Patch 1.09, nerfing Jett’s Blade Storm and Reyna’s Empress, buffing Vipers’ Viper Pitt and Brimstone’s Stim Beacon, and adjusting Omen’s Paranoia.

Here’s the rundown of all the changes coming in Patch 1.09, according to a patch preview video from the Korean VALORANT channel translated by Liquipedia.

Weapon changes


  • Price increased from 4,500 to 5,000
  • Scope movement speed decreased from 76 percent to 72 percent
  • Fire rate decreased from 0.75 to 0.7
  • Equipping time increase from 0.3 to 0.5 seconds
  • Leg shot damage decreased from 127 to 120 damage
  • Scope deadzone accuracy falloff decreased from 30 percent to 15 percent while zooming

Agent changes


Blade Storm

  • Blade Storm damage amplifier changed from 3x to 2x while headshotting with right mouse button
  • Damage reduced if enemy is further than 12 meters
  • Delay between right mouse button shots increased from 0.33 seconds to 0.45 seconds



  • Empress fire rate decreased from 25 to 15 percent


  • Toxic fuel at the start of the round increased from 50 to 100

Snake Bite

  • Snake Bite armor debuff will continue for a few seconds after standing in the poison

Viper’s Pit

  • Viper walks twice as fast and can change weapons faster while using Viper’s pit


Stim Beacon

  • Stim Beacon fire rate increased from 10 percent to 15 percent



  • Visual changes to make Paranoia VFX clearer

This article will be updated when the full notes are released.

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