Valorant Patch 5.01 what's new? Bug fixes and changes

Valorant patch 5.01 is now live. As usual, the new update doesn't bring as many changes as other Riot games. Here we’ll give you the important changes of patch 5.01.


VALORANT Patch 5.01, all agent changes


Three agents will be modified for this patch: Phoenix, Yoru and KAY/O.


Changes to Phoenix

Phoenix becomes much more effective overall. With better flash, a more dynamic wall and an ultimate that no longer removes the armor.


Curveball (Q, flash):

Maximum duration increased from 1.1 seconds to 1.5 seconds.

Delay before explosion reduced from 0.7 seconds to 0.5 seconds.


Inferno (C, wall)

The Phoenix will take less time to re-equip his weapon.


Run it Back (X, Ultimate)

Phoenix no longer loses the shield he had before activating his ultimate.


Changes to Yoru:

Despite being redesigned, Yoru is still not efficient enough. The developers choose to make his ultimate skill even more dangerous.


Dimensional Drift (X, Ultimate)

Ultimate duration increased from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.

Reduced unequip time from 1.2 seconds to 0.8 seconds.


Valorant, Patch 5.01, What's New, Bug Fixes, Changes

Changes to K/AYO:

K/AYO receives a slight buff and adjustments to his grenade. The character is strong enough, just needs some quality of life changes to make him more enjoyable to play.


FRAG/ment ( C, molotov grenade )

Explosion diameter reduced from 10 meters to 8 meters.

Damage now matches the display. If the area passes through a wall, damage will be applied.


CMD/null (X, ultimate)

Resurrection is no longer heard in its entirety by opponents. The latter will only hear the beginning of the resurrection, as with the installation / diffusion of the spike.


VALORANT Patch 5.01, all other changes

Regarding the other changes, here is the summarized list. The complete list, especially concerning bugs, can be found on the officialwebsite.


The detection of smurfs will be corrected to better detect them.

Adjusted player collisions to no longer vibrate displays if two players are too close.