Valorant 5.01 patch notes - agent abilities, bug fixes, gameplay system, voice lines, more

Valorant 5.01 patch notes including agent abilities, minimap changes, and voice lines have been shared.

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Valorant 5.01 patch notes have been revealed

Back in 2019, Riot launched its tactical shooter type of title - Valorant. And after its release, the developers continuously added the necessary QoL updates to solidify itself as an extraordinary FPS game.

Moreover, the latest update of Valorant is Episode 5 Act 1, which was released just a few days ago. This new version of the title brought with it the new map Pearl, including the new Prelude to Chaos skin bundle. Also, the Ranks were made to Reset. A new Rank Ascendant was inserted between Diamond and Immortal.

Now, we have the next Valorant 5.01 patch, however, we already knew about these upcoming changes in the game via the PBE server. As revealed in the PBE server of Valorant, where the latest update has been shared before the official release mainly to bug test, we have Phoenix and Yoru Buffs along with KAY/O Changes, and Killjoy Voice lines, and more.

As per the info revealed, the devs are all set to bring agent abilities changes, latency fixes, bug fixes, and more in the main game.

However, unlike the previous patches, this time the devs have decided to focus on Agent bug fixes. Let's directly dwell on the details.

Valorant 5.01 Patch Notes

While Riot Games first positioned VALORANT as a tactical shooter featuring deft gunplay, the release of newer agents with potent kits quickly transformed the gaming paradigm.

If gamers fully utilize their powers, they can defeat their rivals. As with any other hero shooter game, players found out the meta agents pretty soon. Agents like Jett and Raze prospered in the duelist category, whereas Phoenix and Yoru saw low pick rates. But after Valorant patch 5.01 is released to the live servers, that might change quickly.

We've already seen a preview of what the Valorant 5.01 patch will bring as PBE participants were able to get a taste of what's coming in the game, and it appears that there will be some minor changes to the game mechanics and Agents' abilities.

Now enough of talking, let's have a look at what the devs have to offer with Valorant 5.01 patch notes.

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Valorant 5.01 Patch - Agent changes

As mentioned above, with Valorant 5.01 patch, Riot games are planning to change the Agent abilities. The official post for the Valorant patch 5.01 Agent bug fixes include changes for:

  • Phoenix
  • Yoru
  • Kay/O
  • Sova
  • Fade


We believe Phoenix's Curveball is the cornerstone of his kit, and as we explored adjustment options it became clear that Curveball being more powerful unlocks his kit as a whole. So we wanted to assess Phoenix in a world where Curveball is more competitive with the rest of the ecosystem to get a sense of the impact of the changes. We view Phoenix as an aggressive entry Agent, so the additional Run It Back and Blaze changes are intended to support his proactive intentions when taking space or fighting early on into rounds.

  • Curveball (Q)
    • Flash Max duration increased 1.1s >>> 1.5s
    • Flash Windup decreased .7s >>> .5s
  • Blaze (C)
    • Phoenix will now equip his weapon earlier if he stops bending his wall
  • Run it Back (X)
    • Phoenix will now spawn at the marker with the number of shields he had when the ability was cast.

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We’ve noticed you Yoru players having a bit of friction achieving the dream of setting up a master plan while in ultimate. We’re hoping these changes will reduce a bit of that problem, rewarding you for using your flash during ultimate, while still preventing unhealthy play patterns that leave enemies without counterplay.

  • Dimensional Drift (X)
    • Increased duration of ultimate 10s >>> 12s
    • Reduced unequip time 1.2s >>> 0.8s

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KAY/O hasn’t had much of a quality of life pass since we’ve last had some changes so we wanted to reduce some pain and help you access more parts of the kit that haven’t felt as accessible.

  • FRAG/ment (C)
    • Zone diameter reduced 10m >>> 8m
    • Damage now applies without needing line of sight
      • We’ve noticed a lot of inconsistencies with how the FRAG/ment is communicating the actual damage zone on the ability. We wanted to be consistent with how the visuals were showing the damage zone, so we’ve removed the line of sight requirement to apply damage.
  • NULL/cmd (X)
    • Now, only allies will hear the full channel audio of reviving KAY/O, while downed
      • Enemies will only hear a short audio cue when the revive has started, matching a similar gameplay pattern to playing around ultimate orbs or tapping the bomb.

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Valorant patch 5.01 – Bug Fixes

Some other Agent-related bug fixes will also be there for Yoru, Sova, and Fade in the 5.01 patch. These Valorant 5.01 Agent bug fixes include:

  • YORU

Fixed a bug with Dimensional Drift where the invulnerability kicked in later than intended after it was cast

  • SOVA

Fixed issue with Sova’s Shock Bolt not damaging enemy traps and other game objects (other than players)

  • FADE

Fixed issue where Fade’s Haunt would sometimes reveal enemies that were on the other side of a thin wall

Other than the above-mentioned, the developers likewise revealed some other bug fixes coming in the Valorant patch 5.01:

  • Fixed an issue where having the Raw Input Buffer setting enabled caused scrolling in chat or friends list to go directly to the top or bottom.

We also have a change in Valorant patch 5.01 Game Modes: Twin Hunters in Spike Rush will now damage destructible walls.

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Valorant patch 5.01 – Gameplay System changes

The developer's post detailed the following gameplay system changes in Valorant 5.01 patch notes:

  • New Smurf Detection functionality (North America)
    • This addition to our smurf detection systems is designed to make sure that new players (that means all new accounts) are matched up with players of the correct skill level, much faster than before.
    • We’re testing this change in North America first, to make sure everything is working correctly before a global rollout.
    • Testing begins the week of July 11th, 2022
  • Improved collision behavior when walking next to or behind another player.
    • This should heavily reduce the amount of jitteriness experienced when moving close to your allies (rushing a site as a group or moving out of spawn should feel better!).

Valorant 5.01 - Phoenix and Killjoy get new voice lines

Riot Games has finally decided to add new voice lines to Phoenix and Killjoy. Phoenix gets one new line while Killjoy gets twenty-three new lines.

Killjoy also lost a voice line. Just something to keep in mind.

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Valorant 5.01 Night Markets

Valorant Night Markets have revived huge appreciation from the fans since its release as the players get an opportunity to get skins based on unique to their account at a low cost.

Now we already know what's in store with the upcoming Valorant 5.01 Night Market, as the leaker has revealed the new Night Market photo.

The next Night Market in VALORANT, according to credible data miners, will begin on July 20, 2022. The deal will last for approximately 13 days. As a result, the market will expire on August 2nd, 2022.

Riot has already gifted us with many Night Market sales since the beginning of 2022. The most recent one took place in April and the next one will be released at the end of July with Valorant 5.01 patch.

However, players should note that even though the leaker seems like a solid source, Riot still hasn't declared its plan for the upcoming Valorant patch 5.01 Night Market.

Not only Valorant patch 5.01, but we also got info on the next Valorant PBE patches. It has been revealed that PBE invite frequency has changed. Instead of a singular invite wave going out to a small number of eligible players once every PBE patch, it will now be once every OTHER PBE patch.

As per the given info, the dates for the next Valorant PBEs are:

  • Valorant 5.00 patch - FRI, JUN 17, 2022.
  • Valorant 5.01 patch - FRI, JUN 24, 2022
  • Valorant 5.02 patch - TBA
  • Valorant 5.03 patch - FRI, JUL 22, 2022
  • Valorant 5.04 patch - FRI, AUG 22, 2022
  • Valorant 5.05 patch - TBA

It was stated, “If everything goes as scheduled, this will be the 1st day for the next few PBE patches. Each will open on Friday around 4pm PDT and close the following Monday morning around 11am PDT.”

However, it was additionally mentioned that this PBE schedule is subject to change depending on what type of patch is going out and it is not completely set in stone.

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Obviously, these changes seem interesting, hence, those who are early waiting to see the Valorant agent abilities and gameplay system changes, latency fixes, bug fixes, and more should hop into the game now.

Keep visiting for more details that will be coming soon.

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