Valorant Patch 3.04 Notes: New Esports Features and Omen Hotfix

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Omen received a hotfix! | © Riot Games

We're further into Valorant Episode 3 Act 1, and we got another update with lots of bug fixes, some new esports features, and a hotfix to Omen. Let's see what the Patch 3.04 Notes have to offer.

We're still waiting on the Viper and Yoru changes, but Riot shows they're constantly working on improving our gameplay experience. While we wait for the next Act, in which we will probably get a new map called Canyon and more Valorant lore, we get an update with many awaited hotfixes.

Sure, the fact that we're still in the same Act may overwhelm some, but we're getting closer to it. It's not likely to get released during Masters: Berlin, so we should expect it either before September 10 or after September 20. One way or another, it's coming, so there's nothing left to do but wait and see how Riot is preparing for the new Act. Here is what we can find in the official Valorant Patch 3.04 Notes!

Most important Patch 3.04 Changes

The new Patch 3.04 will be out tonight (05:00 PM CEST — 09:00 PM CEST). The complete list of changes is quite extensive, but do not significantly impact the game. That's why we prepared a list of the most important Patch 3.04 changes!

Agent Updates: Omen

  • Fixed an issue where Omen’s Dark Cover could travel in unintended ways.

This change probably won't change much in terms of Omen's power; it will still be just as strong, but maybe a little more consistent.

Esports Features

  • Custom lobby player order will now persist into Agent select screens and into the game for observers.
  • Tactical Timeouts will now display in the color corresponding to the team that called the timeout (Teal for Defenders, Red for Attackers).
  • Observers will now correctly see Cypher’s equipped utility in his hand.
  • The white dot above a player’s head in 3rd-person no longer displays for observers.
  • Viper ult will properly display on the observer minimap.
  • There will no longer be a brief flash for observers when swapping player targets or swapping to players after projectile follow.
  • You can no longer interact with the shop during a timeout to avoid spooky vanishing weapons.
  • Observers with minimal HUD enabled will properly follow minimap toggle settings when they are following another observer.
  • Player nameplates no longer persist on the screen for projectile-follow observers.

These are considerable changes, and it looks like Riot is preparing something new for Valorant esports. Maybe it's all about the new Tournament Mode?

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Nearsight effect is removed when you’re killed inside smokes.
  • Fixed Viper’s fuel will no longer continue to drain after her smokes go down if she is suppressed right as she activates Toxic Screen or Poison Cloud.
  • KAY/O will no longer equip abilities that have no charges if they were equipped and used right after activating NULL/cmd.
  • Other abilities can no longer be placed on Cypher’s Cyber Cage projectile while it’s mid-air.
  • Fixed a bug where the buff/debuff timers did not show up for spectators or observers.
  • Fixed a bug where ability UI would show you the suppressed effect visuals if an ally they were spectating at the end of the last round was suppressed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused attackers to win if all living players died simultaneously before the Spike was planted.

And that's going to be it for Patch 3.04! Apart from that, we also get some Video settings fixes and an improved model viewer. For the full list of changes, go here.

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