Valorant update out TODAY: Server status latest and patch notes news
Valorant early patch notes have given fans a tease of what to expect from the new update that has been pushed out today. Riot Games has released the schedule for the latest patch rollout, with Valorant servers going down at different times for different regions. Among the first regions that saw Valorant server downtime take place was North America, with the game being taken down at 4.30am pacific time, which is 12.30pm BST.
That is also when the latest Valorant update got rolled out, with servers back online at 10am pacific time (6pm BST).
Valorant fans in Europe are among the last to see the patch rolled out and servers taken down.
While Valorant players in the US have already seen the new update get released, those in Europe will see it launched at 2.30am BST on Wednesday May 13.
That’s also when servers go down, with Valorant returning back online a few hours later at 8am BST.
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The patch rollout schedule was revealed by the official Valorant Twitter account.
The @PlayVALORANT Twitter posted: “Beginning tomorrow, May 12, all servers will be going down for our next patch.
“NA/BR/LATAM – Queues down @ 4:30am PT, back up at 10:00am PT.
“KR – Queues down @ 12:00pm PT, back up at 5:30pm PT.
“EU – Queues down @ 6:30pm PT, back up at 12:00am PT (May 13).”
Full patch notes have not been released yet by Riot Games for the latest Valorant update.
But fans have been teased that it will boast some “good fixes” and changes.
The news was revealed by Valorant game director Joseph Ziegler who on Twitter posted: “There will be a new patch sometime soon this week with some good fixes , additions and changes incoming. Will update you on more details as they land.”
The release of the latest patch comes after last week the Valorant team revealed they are working on ways to combat any toxic behaviour from players in the game.
This was outlined by Valorant executive producer Anna Donlon, who wrote a lengthy blog outlining the studio’s plans.
Donlon wrote: “I’ll be super real here: harassment and bullying in games is not a status quo I’m comfortable accepting.
“I replied to a colleague’s tweet last month about my fears of solo-queuing, a problem I’ve had for many years of multiplayer gaming. And I’m not alone. We’ve learned to mute others who are harassing us. We’ve learned to mute ourselves in order to keep the peace.
“And as a result, we have a competitive experience that can feel compromised. We often find ourselves at a disadvantage.”
Donlon added: “This is a very hard space to take on,” the post continues. “I can’t solve society, and some of these issues are really, really deeply entrenched.
“But what I can say is that Riot takes this seriously – it’s why we established a dedicated “Central Player Dynamics” team to tackle the science and research of what promotes fair teamplay (it’s not always punishments!) and it’s why we formed the Fair Play Alliance with our partners in the gaming space.
“I can also say that as the leader of the VALORANT team, I’ve personally made this a priority for the game and will invest the resources necessary.
“This is a priority for us, not just in the short-term, but for as long as it takes to reassure a player—any player—that as long as they play to win in VALORANT and respect their fellow human beings, they’ll be guaranteed a similar experience in return.”
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