Updated on April 4th, 2023
Valorant Patch 5.12: The Launch of Swiftplay Beta
Valorant, an FPS PC game, has launched a new Swiftplay Beta with the release of Patch 5.12 to help players improve their skills. The new Swiftplay Beta is an experimental ranked queue designed to let players try out strategies and team compositions quickly. Players will be able to join Swiftplay matches with up to three league points and receive rewards for every win (which will vary based on the number of league points) and experience. Swiftplay has also significantly reduced queue times for players.
Swiftplay is open to all players, no matter their rank, and is designed to help players learn how to play the game. Players can also practice different types of team composition and strategies such as hit markers, holds, and other forms of gameplay. The new features also include a new matchmaking service to help players find matches quickly and easily.
Players can access the new Swiftplay Beta by heading to the ‘Play’ tab in the Valorant client and selecting ‘Swiftplay Beta’ and entering a lobby with players that are of similar rank. The Swiftplay Beta will only be available in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Valorant Patch 5.12 also includes a lot of bug fixes and improvements to game stability. The patch also includes general game improvements, fixes for map issues, and anti-cheat improvements. Additionally, there’s a new hero and a new secondary fire mode for Sage, as well as changes and improvements to the game’s characters, weapons, and abilities.
Valorant patch 5.10 buffs Cypher and Harbor
Valorant patch 5.10 buffs Cypher and Harbor, just two weeks after update 5.0 highlighted a series of nerfs for Cypher. The new patch has seen Cypher receive a series of buffs that give him more versatility. Harbor has also come out on top in the update, receiving a massive boost to his ultimate and a few extra tweaks that give him an improved chance of success on the battlefield.
As previously mentioned, Cypher has received a series of buffs that give him a stronger presence in the battlefield. His offensive abilities have been given a noticeable increase, with the ability to curve and throw his wires/traps further. Additionally, Cypher can now plant his Spycam while using the Sneak Run ability, allowing him to get onto websites quickly.
Harbor has been the biggest winner of this patch, receiving several buffs that improve his action capacity and upgrade his ultimate, making it more influential on the battlefield. His ultimate can now cause enemies to take damage, as well as bump enemies out of their hiding spots. This buff drastically increases Harbor’s teamwork capabilities and reduces the amount of time it takes for his team to take out key opponents. In addition to these buffs, Harbor’s smokes no longer use up a full clip, meaning he can now use his smokes more frequently and with less financial costs.
Valorant Patch 5.12 and the Swiftplay Beta have definitely made the game more enjoyable and accessible for all types of players. Now, with less queue times and rewards for winning, players can practice their strategies and team compositions more easily. So, if you’re looking to improve your Valorant skills, why not give the new Swiftplay Beta a try?