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Release Date & Early Patch Notes


VALORANT Patch 7.02

VALORANT players, get ready for some exciting changes as the highly anticipated Patch 7.02 is set to be released soon. In this article, we will provide you with all the information we currently have on this upcoming update, including its expected release date, early patch notes, and speculated additions. Let’s dive in!

VALORANT Patch 7.02: Release Date Speculation

While Riot Games has yet to make an official announcement, industry insiders suggest that VALORANT Patch 7.02 will likely drop on July 18th, around 14:00 PST // 9:00 AM ET // 2:00 PM GMT. Keep in mind that release timings may vary slightly depending on your region, and temporary suspension of matchmaking services is to be expected during the maintenance period.

VALORANT Patch 7.02:  PBE Release Date:

The Public Beta Environment (PBE) for VALORANT Patch 7.02 became available on July 14th and will remain active until July 17th, 11:00 PDT (Pacific Time Zone). This limited-time opportunity allows players to test and provide feedback on the upcoming changes before the official release.

VALORANT Patch 7.02: Early Patch Note Highlights

Based on the early patch notes, it appears that Patch 7.02 won’t bring any major alterations to the game, except for an upgrade to the sound engine. This audio enhancement covers various aspects, such as voiceovers, announcements, environmental sounds, pings, bullets, ricochets, abilities, gunskins, and finishers. However, players may not notice significant differences in sound despite these improvements.

Bug fixes are also included in the patch, addressing issues like the missing Spray Wheel in Team Deathmatch and Escalation during Warmups. Additionally, there’s a known issue with the Araxys skin line muzzle flash appearing in black and white for chromas in third person.

VALORANT Patch 7.02: Expected Updates and Additions

In contrast to the previous update, VALORANT Patch 7.02 is expected to introduce several important changes. Agent balances are anticipated, with particular attention likely given to Deadlock and the need for a significant nerf to its ultimate ability. Players are eager to see how these adjustments will impact gameplay.

Furthermore, the Neo Frontier Skinline, which was released on June 30th, is expected to be removed from the in-game shop after a two-week run. This opens up the possibility of the Karma Give Back Bundle 2023 making its appearance as a replacement.

Excitingly, this update also hints at an “Esports Hub” within VALORANT, raising curiosity among players and fans about what this feature could entail.

As the VALORANT community eagerly awaits the arrival of Patch 7.02, the anticipated changes and improvements promise to bring even more excitement and balance to the game. Stay tuned for further updates as the evolving world of VALORANT continues to captivate players worldwide.