Valorant Patch Notes 3.08: Equipable Skin Levels, New Esports Features, and More

We finally have a glimpse into what Riot Games is working on for their upcoming Valorant patch 3.08.

Following the launch of Valorant back in 2020, players have been asking Riot to add an option to revert back or equip different upgrade levels of their skins. In Valorant, premium, exclusive, and ultra edition skins can be upgraded using Radianite points to add additional VFX or audio effects.

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However, once you upgrade a particular skin in the game, you can’t revert back those upgrades. Meaning you are stuck with that upgraded weapon skins. So, players just want the option to go back to the base skin if they want to.

Seems like Riot is finally testing this feature on the new Valorant PBE patch 3.08. According to patch 3.08, players will be able to equip any skin level except on variants, which will always default to the max skin level. Also, new esports features dedicated to coaches also arrived alongside the new patch 3.08.

Full Valorant Patch Notes 3.08:

SOCIAL UPDATES

Persistent Report Feedback

  • Your reports matter, and we want you to know that! You will now be notified if we took action on one of your reports, whether you are offline or not.
  • If your client is up and running, you’ll receive a notification. If you’re offline at the time of action, fret not! You’ll receive your notification upon your return.
    • Thanks for making VALORANT a safer place through your reports. Keep them coming!

PROGRESSION UPDATES

Level Border Customization

  • You will be able to equip any Account Level Border that has been unlocked
    • A tab has been added to Playercard selection.

Hide Account Level

  • It’s now possible to hide your Account Level when in a match with others who are not your friends
    • To enable, uncheck the box located in the Level Border tab.

STORE UPDATES

Equippable Skin Levels

  • You should be able to equip any skin level except on variants, which will always default to the max skin level.

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

  • Reduced instances where UI is invalidated
    • Basically, lowered the amount of times the UI needed to update itself, thus saving performance costs.
  • Optimized Viper’s Poison Cloud 1P HUD
  • Optimized Viper’s Pit 1P HUD
  • Optimized weapon and ability clipping plane calculations
    • You got us, this actually went out with Patch 3.07.

ESPORTS FEATURES

  • Coaches now have the ability to swap to players with keybinds
    • Keybinds are 1-5 from left to right across the top HUD.
  • Coaches will now see a visual Picture-in-Picture (PIP) on the top player HUD to indicate who they are spectating
  • Coaches now inherit the setting to see player keybindings on the minimap, similar to Observers

BUGS

Agents

  • The valves on Viper’s gloves now appear on the correct side of her hands in Left Hand Mode

Weapons

  • Weapon skins should now appear correctly in-game
    • You may have occasionally seen some funkiness with Skins over the past few weeks. This was occurring, rarely, when playing on a slower connection due to an extended loading period.

Maps

  • Attackers at A Lobby in Split could previously hear gunshots from the A Ramps during the buy phase—this was unintended and is now fixed
  • Viper’s Ultimate will no longer spawn incorrectly when placed on top of the shipping crates on B site located on Icebox

General

  • You may have noticed if you shot certain walls repeatedly a blinding orb would appear—this was caused by bloom stacking infinitely and should now be fixed
  • Observers can now correctly see player outlines through barriers

Performance

  • Fixed hitch that could occur when Barrier Orb breaks
  • Fixed hitches for certain input prompts

Game System

  • Fixed a bug where using Ping (Z) while defusing caused you to stop defusing

Misc.

  • The giant bug under your bed.

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