Earlier at the moment, Riot rolled out the Valorant 1.11 patch that makes some steadiness modifications and tweaks, tunes the in-game financial 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 number of hours later, although, Riot stated that it is became 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 will determine a much less disruptive time for the VALORANT First Strike Qualifiers (and have an answer, clearly). When you began the Skye character contract, you will not be capable of progress till we patch once more. [2/2]October 27, 2020
The odd factor is that primarily based on the feedback on Twitter and on this Reddit thread, no one is 100 % sure why the replace was rolled again. There look like a lot of points at hand, together with one which was stopping gamers with AFK teammates from receiving bonus cash, and streamer Steel_tv had an fascinating expertise with the replace shortly after it went reside:
Redditor Solace1k theorized that the issue may very well 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 may very well be a tragedy at that degree,” they stated, which is a sound level. It additionally suits with Riot’s tweet about discovering a “much less disruptive time,” though that makes me marvel why Riot would drop a giant replace proper after the beginning of a showcase tourney within the first place. It isn’t unusual for FPS builders to guard the integrity of the aggressive group when rolling out a brand new steadiness change or content material replace.
Riot confirmed that principle in an emailed assertion. “The instability of this patch was notably egregious as a result of it impacted aggressive integrity, so we’re rolling it again till we will repair it,” a spokesperson stated.
The replace must be rolled again by the point you see this, and life in Valorant may have returned to its beforehand regular state. The 1.11 patch notes, if you would like to see what was and may very well be as soon as once more, are here.