Valorant Patch 4.01

Riot Games released a new Valorant Patch 4.01 to hotfix Ares

Riot Games released Valorant Patch 4.01 to fix some of the game’s bugs and hotfix the Ares. The developers majorly buffed Ares in patch 4.01, which impacted the playstyle and became the meta in the game. 

The developers said the gun became “noticeably stronger” and players highly picked it after the buff. Moreover, all the players, streamers, and competitive players demanded a hotfix to the gun. So, Riot Games released a patch to make some changes within a week of Patch 4.0’s release.

Valorant Patch 4.01 Patch Notes 

Patch 4.01 has made multiple changes to the game, including the gun fix, changes in melee weapon hitboxes, and the addition of Muted Word List. Moreover, patch 4.01 makes the game more stable with a friendly environment.

Following is the list of patch notes of Valorant Patch 4.01:

Weapon changes


  • Price increased from 1,550 Creds to 1,600 Creds
  • Increased the Pitch Recoil
  • Reduced spread from 0.8 to 0.7 after 10 bullets and 1.0 to 0.7 after 13 bullets
  • Decrease in spread and recoil after crouching is reduced from 40 percent to 25 percent


  • Right-click hitboxes are now larger by 1.5 times. Left-click hitboxes are now larger, and the range is increased
  • Precision is increased by prioritizing attacks on targets closer to the center of your knife attacks
  • Knifing walls now have an instant feedback when slicing up walls.

Social Updates

Muted Word List: 

  • Players can now manually add words or phrases Muted Word List, which they do not want to see in the game. 

There are a few other changes to the game. Click here to the complete patch notes on Riot Games’ official website.

Riot Games always provides updates and prioritizes stable and fair gameplay. Moreover, it listened to all its fans and streamers to hotfix Ares and launched the Valorant Patch 4.01. However, it will be exciting to see how the new changes to the gun will affect the gameplay.

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