Valorant Act updates are a harbinger of new agents, buffs & nerfs, map changes, renewed battle passes as well as all-new skin bundles! And Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 is no exception to this.
Since Act 2 of Episode 7 was deemed a bit hollow, the Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 seems to rectify this by promising a content-rich update! Let’s see what this latest act update has in store for us.
Episode 7 Act 3 Release Date
Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 went live this Halloween, i.e., on the 31st of October. As usual, while the public servers are under act update maintenance, you will not be able to log in to the hero shooter game for the duration of it.
Moreover, the actual update time will vary depending on your region. Below is a quick overview of it:
- Asia Pacific: 31st October 2023 at 2:00 pm PT
- Brazil: 31st October 2023 at 06:00 pm BRT
- Europe: 31st October 2023 at 9:00 pm GMT
- Korea: 31st October 2023 at 6:00 am KST
- North America: 31st October 2023 at 04:00 pm CST
- India: 1st November 2023 at 2:30 am IST
Episode 7 Act 3 Features & Changes
Act 3 is the last chapter of Valorant’s Episode 7. Therefore, seeking to make it memorable, Riot Games has rolled out as many features and changes as it could in this latest act update.
A New Duelist Agent
First and foremost, the Act 3 update introduces a new duelist into the hero shooter game. Known as Iso, this new duelist hails from China and brings with it tons of aggressive abilities. So, get ready to raze the Valorant battlefield with Iso’s signature gun-blazing action!
An All-New Premier Skin Bundle
Known as Valiant Hero, the theme of this latest weapon skin bundle is inspired by the Chinese legend Monkey King. Featuring an original dull golden shade, there are a total of 3 distinct variants to Valiant Hero.
The default version predominantly uses gold and red shades with subtle touches of blue, in contrast to the other two versions, each of which showcases scenes from Sunset and Dusk, respectively.
Valiant Hero applies to the following in-game weapons:
- Melee (dual-handed Ruyi Staff): 4,350 VP
- Ares: 1,775 VP
- Operator: 1,775 VP
- Ghost: 1,775 VP
- Vandal: 1,775 VP
Since the individual prices amount to a whopping 11,450 VP, the good news is that you can get these in a bundled offer for only 7,100 VP points.
Also, in case you won’t be around to claim this iconic Monkey King-inspired bundle, there’s no need to worry. You can always buy Valorant account with skins at the best prices.
New Battle Pass
Speaking of skin bundles, we are not done yet. The new battle pass of Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 consists of even 2 more skin bundles: Libretto and Silhouette.
To unlock these, you would need to buy the battle pass for 1000 VP points. Besides unlocking these 2 skin bundles for Frenzy, Ghost, Stinger, Ares, Bulldog, Guardian, Judge, and Operator; you also get several new player cards as well as sprays.
On the Freemium side, you get to have a cool Sheriff skin when you complete the battle pass.
Valorant Patch Notes 7.09
Went live alongside the Valorant Episode 7 Act 3 update, Valorant patch notes 7.09 have introduced many significant changes in the hero shooter game that will be in effect for as minimum as the duration of this latest act.
Notably, the weapon Judge has undergone a major Nerf update.
Judge will now have a max mag size of just 5 rounds instead of being 7. With that said, the total bullet capacity has also been slashed down to 15 instead of 21. In addition, the jumping spread and running spread have also been increased to 2.25 from 1.25 and from 0.10 to 0.75 respectively.
Continuing with the flow, a couple of agents have also been affected.
Starting with buffs, it looks like Cypher has suddenly become the apple of Riot Games’s eye. He has been significantly buffed as per the Valorant patch notes 7.09 update.
The concussion delay to break Cypher’s Trapwire has been reduced from 3 seconds to a mere 1.5 seconds; and on top of that, the slow effect caused by being tagged by a tripwire will now last 2 seconds instead of the previous 0.75 seconds.
That said, where Valorant patch notes 7.09 have been overly generous to Cypher, they haven’t shown a blink of mercy to Raze.
Her Paint Shell grenade radius has been reduced to 5.5 meters instead of 6 meters and now deals a min damage of 1 HP instead of 15 HP. Additionally, the secondary blast radius has also been reduced to 5.25 meters instead of the previous 6 and now deals a minimum of 1 HP instead of the previous 15. Besides this, the damage multiplier on the shells has been reduced to 100 percent instead of the previous 250 percent.
And as if things couldn’t become any worse for Raze, her Satchel has also been adjusted so that it doesn’t deal damage until fully armed and the time to equip it now takes 1.5 seconds instead of 0.5 seconds.
In addition to all these changes in Valorant patch notes 7.09, there have also been several quality-of-life changes in other agents.
So, for instance, Fade’s Prowler now goes over the Trapwires placed at foot height and under the Trapwires placed at head height. For Skye, her Trailblazer now goes below the Trapwire placed at mid-height instead of triggering the trap.
Other than this, there have been a couple of bug fixes to the hero shooter game as well as some social and premier updates. Read the complete Valorant patch notes 7.09 here!