Valorant 9.00 update patch notes – Agent changes & console ranked mode

Franco Diaz
Valorant Iso

The arrival of Episode 9 of Valorant has the community on edge regarding any new additions or changes the devs might make in the 9.00 update.

Although the devs initially announced that they don’t want to change the Agent meta significantly, they have already confirmed certain adjustments that will decrease the popularity of one Duelist.

Here are the early patch notes for the 9.00 Valorant update.

Release details

The 9.00 update arrived in Valorant on June 25 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST. The devs also announced that starting from Episode 9 Act 1, all new content such as Agents, Maps, Acts, and more will be introduced to the game on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays.

Abyss arrives at competitive map pool

As confirmed in the previous update, the new map Abyss will enter the competitive map pool in the 9.00 update. This allows players to jump into the new map in Valorant’s ranked mode.

Abyss map in Valorant

Agent adjustments



  • [E] Double Tap:
    • Will no longer reset the ability every time Iso gets a double kill.
    • Reduce shield duration from 20 sec. to 12 sec.



  • [C] Owl Drone:
    • Increased Drone HP to 100 from 60.

Finally, it’s important to note that the Iso changes will not arrive on consoles next week, but rather in update 9.01 along with the Neon slide bug fix, rioter Penguin confirmed.

Console ranked mode

Valorant console players will be pleased to know that the ranked mode will debut in the 9.00 update, However, they will not be able to play this game mode until June 26, as part of the new release schedule.

This way, console players have to wait one more day to start their competitive journey in Valorant in pursuit of the Immortal rank.

Bug fixes


  • [Console] Fixed an issue with Jett’s Tailwind (diagonal dash) that was reducing the dash length.

Competitive Systems

  • [Console] Fixed an issue in Team Deathmatch where you would incorrectly see DRAW as a final result in EOG screens
  • [Console] Added specific scoreboard screens for Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch

Gameplay Systems

  • [All Platforms] Fixed a particle issue when using ADS on the level 3 and 4 Mystbloom collection
  • [All Platforms] Fixed an issue when exiting Cypher’s Spycam that caused Chypher’s hands to stutter for Spectators
  • [Console] Fixed issue where both Focus and ADS sounds would play during transitions
  • [Console] Fixed Leave Game many persisting through AFK idling
  • [Console] Fixed animation bug with Leave Game Menu


  • [Abyss] Fixed several unintended boost positions.
  • [Abyss] Fixed bugs allowing players to get under the map.
  • [Abyss] A Site cover should now properly appear in Omen and Astra smoke targeting world.
  • [Abyss] Fixed an Omen exploit allowing him to get between the spawn barriers.

While you await the release of Episode 9, take a look at the crosshairs used by pros, as well as all the available skin bundles in Valorant.