Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 update patch notes: New Agent Gekko, Oni 2.0 skins, more

Luca Di Marzo
Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 agent Gekko

The Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 update delivers a new battle pass, rewards, content, and most importantly new Agent Gekko to try out. Here’s what you need to know about the update including the patch notes.

The hype surrounding Valorant’s Episode 6 Act 2 update has reached its peak as players can now test out the new content and changes that made their way to the game. Luckily, this major update is delivered a brand-new Agent named Gekko.

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While Valorant fans will be eager to test out Gekko, the update also brought new content such as a Battle Pass, new skins, and of course, bug fixes.

To get you ready for Valorant Episode 6 Act 2, here’s an overview of the update.

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 update release date

The Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 update arrived on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, which aligns with the conclusion of the previous Battle Pass.

The update downtime arrived at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT, but depending on your region you may experience different periods of interruption as the update continues to roll out.

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You can check out the official Riot Games Valorant server status page for the downtimes.

New Agent Gekko in Valorant Episode 6 Act 2

Valorant Agent 22, Gekko, joins the roster of Agents with the Episode 6 Act 2 update. Hailing from Los Angeles, Gekko will take up the Initiator role alongside the likes of KAY/O, Sova, Skye, Breach, and Fade.

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Gekko has a crew of creatures at his disposal and it will be up to players to utilize them in a number of ways. Each of his abilities is named after one of the creatures: Mosh, Wingman, Dizzy, and Thrash.

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Gekko brings a ton of utility to the table as the Agent has a flash to blind enemies and a concussion-like ability that stuns enemies. In addition, Wingman has the ability to either plant or defuse the spike.

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 Battle Pass skins & Oni 2.0

Players can dive into a brand-new Battle Pass for Valorant Episode 6 Act 2. As usual, the Battle Pass will set players back 1000 VP, which is roughly $10. However, you can still earn free rewards from the Battle Pass without purchasing it.

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In addition to Battle Pass skins, the Valorant team also revealed that Episode 6 Act 2 marks the arrival of the Oni 2.0 skins. The original Oni bundle was one of the game’s most popular and the skinline has made a triumphant return.

Valorant Episode 6 Act 2 update patch notes

AGENT UPDATES

Gekko goes live!

PERFORMANCE UPDATES

  • Updated thread synchronization to reduce input latency.
    • Input latency has been improved by ~1 frame for players who meet all of the following criteria:
      • They do not have NVIDIA Reflex/AMD Anti-Lag available/enabled.
      • They have multithreaded rendering enabled.
      • They use VSYNC.

BUGS

AGENTS

  • Fixed bug where if Sage’s Barrier Orb was damaged while fortifying, it would fortify to full health instead of going to max health minus the damage that was dealt during fortification.

GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS

  • Fixed a bug where abilities, like Sova Drone that are pushed by the Lotus doors into other players, could continue to push players even after the door stops or the players exited the doors area.

PERFORMANCE

  • Fixed hitch where game mode related UI is loaded in a blocking manner on game startup.

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.