Valorant Update 8.11 Release Date & Early Patch Notes: New Map, Raze Nerf & More

Valorant update 8.11 is set to be a major update, bringing a new map, a revamped map pool, agent balancing changes, and potentially a prototype replay system. Here’s what we know so far:

Valorant Update 8.11 Release Date

While unconfirmed, June 11th seems like the most likely candidate for Patch 8.11’s release. This aligns with Riot’s usual Tuesday patch days and falls after the conclusion of the Masters Shanghai tournament on June 9th. However, there’s a chance the patch might drop during the first week, keeping pros on the current patch while the wider player base enjoys the new one.

Agent Balance Adjustments

This update focuses heavily on balancing them, with Raze receiving the most significant nerf. Her mobility will be toned down, aiming to curb her dominance. Reyna will also see adjustments, but details remain under wraps.

Meanwhile, some underdogs are getting a boost! Jiso’s “Double Tap” shield ability is getting buffed, while Neon’s “High Gear” movement skill will be enhanced, potentially pushing her higher in the meta.

Valorant Update 8.11
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Map Rotation

Brace yourselves for a map pool refresh! Breeze and Split are being benched, making way for the return of the classic Haven. Additionally, a brand new map will be unveiled during VCT Masters Shanghai, further expanding your strategic options.

Here’s the revamped map pool you can expect:

  • Ascent
  • Bind
  • Haven
  • Icebox
  • Lotus
  • Sunset
  • New Map (TBA)

This is just a taste of what’s to come in update 8.11. Riot may have more surprises in store for game modes, weapons, esports features, and other quality-of-life improvements. Keep an eye out for official patch notes closer to the release date for all the confirmed details. The wait is almost over, so get ready to adapt and conquer the new Valorant landscape!