Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

Valorant Patch 8.09 buffs Brimstone and introduces new bug fixes

Riot Games has released a new update for Valorant, titled 8.09. The patch notes already revealed some exciting bits and pieces, as Brimstone, the smoke maestro, is finally getting a buff. How long did it need Riot Games to buff Brimstone in the first place?

It was a long time seeing Brimstone on the bench. The radius of the smoke has increased from 410 to 415, which has been something needed for this agent. It’s insane how much Brimstone needed some kind of buff, as I believe he is one of the least-played agents.

Besides that, the update provides plenty of bug fixes, among which is the one issue that has been interfering and losing the crosshair profiles.

Valorant Patch 8.09 Notes


  • We’ve done some small updates to Brimstone’s Sky Smoke (E) to ensure that it fully covers the area indicated by the UI when you are placing it. This should ensure that when the outer edge of the targeting UI covers a choke point that the spawned smoke will fully cover that area as well. This change includes a slight increase to the radius of Brimstone’s smoke that should make it match the smoke size of his peers like Omen.
    • Sky Smoke (E)
      • Radius increased 410 >>> 415
      • UI targeting size updated so that outer edge properly reflects the size of the smoke


Gameplay Systems

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in you losing your crosshair profiles.
    • While we can not recover lost crosshair profile settings, we are sincerely grateful for all the information you have provided to help us reach a swift resolution and will continue to monitor closely.
    • If your newly created crosshair profiles still keep disappearing, please let Player Support know.
  • Fixed an issue regarding Killed By feed on Combat Reports being incorrect.
  • Fixed bullet tracers still being visible after being turned off in Settings if the player fires away from the map.
  • Fixed an issue where the client would freeze after a game ends and would require a client restart to continue.
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