Monday, March 8

‘Valorant’ Patch 1.11 Is Being Rolled Back And Delayed Due To Hilarious Bugs – Forbes

Riot Games has decided to roll back the Valorant patch 1.11 after multiple users reported major issues with the patch. As the massive qualifiers for the First Strike tournament are also taking place in some regions today, Riot has decided the best option to stabilise the game is to roll back the patch and have the qualifiers be played on the 1.10 patch until a fix is issued for the new content.

The 1.11 update only launched in North America, Brazil and LATAM earlier today, but within minutes of the patch going live players were reporting major bugs that impacted the game in a big way. These bugs ranged from performance issues to a player’s screen being taken over by the texture of Sage whenever they walked through an Omen smoke. Yes, that actually happened and it is as hilarious as it sounds. 

In fact, that wasn’t the only bug that 100 Thieves player Josh “Steel” Nissan found during his short time playing the new patch. He also discovered this amazing issue where agents basically turned into dolphins. 

Of course, while these bugs are quite funny to sit back and watch, for the pro players who are competing in the First Strike qualifiers later today the patch was a disaster and would seriously jeopardize their chances of a fair match. With the stakes so high in the qualifiers, there was simply no way they could be played on this patch. 

Fortunately, Riot has reacted quickly and has pulled the patch from live servers and will not be releasing it in other regions until it is fixed. This means Valorant around the world is still on patch 1.10, and Skye will be unavailable until a new patch is issued.

 The development team has said on Twitter that they expect this to be later this week, but first they have to fix the bugs so it could be a long wait. The key thing for pro players is that Riot will now try and release the patch at a time that will not have such a big impact on the First Strike qualifiers. 

For the most part, this won’t have a major impact on your games, you will just be playing the old patch for a little longer. But the one thing that you might want to be aware of is that if you have started the new Skye agent contract, you will be unable to progress it until the new patch is live, so you may as well go back to a different agent contract for the time being.

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