Riot Games launched Viper as a part of their original core roster of agents in VALORANT. And since release, she received some changes to all of her abilities to make her more viable.
Her recent changes did make her utilities like wall and Viper pit more effective, but most players in the VALORANT community still thinks she is not that useful. Even Riot Games shares the exact sentiment and believes she is underperforming.
In the latest VALORANT patch 2.0, Riot Games revealed that they already have their eyes on Viper. Patch 2.0 introduced some changes to controller agents like Brimstone and Omen.
These changes were made so players would now have to choose between Omen or Brimstone depending on different scenarios as before the patch, Omen was the more viable choice for most situations.
Viper changes are coming soon in Episode 2
No updates just yet, but we’re taking this opportunity to say we’ve got our eye on her. We still believe she is underperforming as a whole and we’re looking at changes for her in the new year.
While making changes to the controller agents, Riot didn’t totally forget about Viper. Earlier in a dev blog last year, Riot did mention major meta shifting update will begin with the start of Episode 2.
And seems like we are finally beginning to witness some of these changes in action. Episode 2 has already launched in a couple of regions around the world as of writing.
VALORANT Episode 2 launch date different time zones
Episode 1: Act 3 competitive season will end shortly before the Episode 2 patch:
- NA – 10:00pm PT | Jan 11th
- LATAM- 10:00pm CDT | Jan 11th
- BR- 10:00pm BRT | Jan 11th
- EU- 10:00pm GMT | Jan 12th
- APAC- 10:00pm SGT | Jan 12th
- KR- 10:00pm KST | Jan 12th