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VALORANT Patch 3.02 focuses on fixes for KAY/O, Sage, and Raze

VALORANT Patch 3.02 focuses on fixes for KAY/O, Sage, and Raze

Brandon "Mothman" Moore

7/20/2021, 2:28:23 PM


VALORANT Patch 3.02 is not a massive update. It is an important one, though. Like with any game, VALORANT players come across a handful of bugs. These could have been in the game forever and just recently found or prior updates could have set them off. Regardless of how they arrived in VALORANT, Riot Games is always quick to fix.

Patch 3.02 deals with multiple bugs involving Agents and social aspects of VALORANT. It also dishes out a couple of smaller changes to the game system. Here are the full VALORANT Patch 3.02 notes directly from Riot Games.

VALORANT Patch 3.02

Game System Updates

  • Changes made to how clipping is calculated, which should result in less clipping overall in your gameplay

This may be the biggest non-Agent related portion of the patch. Riot Games has stated that things are still going to clip, but the instances in which hands, melee weapons, guns, abilities, and general effects will be noticeably lessened. That is a big step forward in ensuring overall competitive integrity. It is no fun playing a competitive game, having a solid hiding spot, and being gunned through a wall because your knife clipped through it.

Social Updates

  • Added a space between the Match Rank and Leaderboard Ranking for Immortal+ rankings in the Hover Card UI

This is a fairly simple addition. While it is not game changing, it has been requested and fans will appreciate this part this part of the update without even knowing it.

Bug Fixes

Agents

  • Sage can no longer place her Barrier Orb between the pyramids on Breeze to create a sliver peek (“Sliver peek” refers to a very small gap created by sandwiching two things and creating an advantageous line of sight.)
  • Fixed KAY/O’s textures applying themselves to weapons when he is re-stabilized during NULL/cmd(X)
  • Removed the ability to place Raze’s Boombot through some walls

Here is the meat of Patch 3.02. A highly exploited Sage bug is done for, an eyesore for KAY/O players is no longer, and Raze can’t blow people up through solid walls any longer. It is the little things that matter in VALORANT. Riot Games knows how to make their game work and keep everyone happy.

Social

  • Fixed a bug where the Team-voice volume sliders would always reset to 50
  • Fixed a bug where the scrollbar in the Social Panel would sometimes display incorrectly
  • Fixed the pixelated border surrounding the Unranked icon in the Hover Card UI
  • Fixed an issue where the blurred background would sometimes make friend notes illegible in the Hover Card UI
  • Fixed a bug where the VCT Masters Reykjavik Winner Title would get overlapped by the Player Card in the Hover Card UI

This final portion of Patch 3.02 truly shows that Riot Games is listening. The Team-voice volume sliders having to be changed manually each game was annoying. Very annoying. Now, players don’t have to worry about resetting that slider constantly. The other big takeaway is that Sentinels can show off their VCT Masters Reykjavik Winner Title with no further issues. That is until they receive the VCT Masters Berlin Winner Title and use it instead.

Stay tuned to Run It Back for more VALORANT news, guides, and VCT coverage!


7/20/2021

Brandon "Mothman" Moore

Brandon is a long time gamer with a passion for writing. Combining the two has been a dream come true. He was Run It Back's official correspondent for First Strike NA and looks forward to covering the North American Valorant scene for a long time.