At the beginning of this week, Riot Games has made several important changes in the Deathmatch mode of Valorant by Patch 4.03 to tackle “some of the main points of frustration around the spawning system”. On the paper, these changes looked as if they were working – the reality looked something different. Since players claim that the changes have aggravated the situation, Riot Games has taken greater steps to fix things. The changes to the Spawns of Valorant Deathmatch remain, but now the overall player number of 14 to 12 was reduced.
In the latest valorant patch notes, Riot Games explained that it improved the spawn placement and changed the logic of Valorant Deathmatch Spawns to eliminate the frustration of the players about poor spawn placement in mode. Some “dangerous” spawn places were even completely removed.
In conjunction with a shortening of the resrawn time – from 3.0 s to 1.5 s – these changes, however, proved to be ineffective. A number of players complains that the Valorant Deathmatch spawns are even worse than before. Riot Games thus takes more drastic measures to “mitigate” the problems by reducing the number of players to 12.
This change is now in Valorant Live, so you can expect two agents less in your next Deathmatch game.
Riot Games has not confirmed whether these changes are temporarily or a permanent change in game mode.
We have heard you about the harsh Deathmatch experience in Patch 4.03 (like the spawn in the direct line of sight).
So we reduce the number of players in the Deathmatch immediately from 14 to 12. This should defuse these problems – and we will keep an eye on the situation.
- Valorant (@playValorant) 18. February 2022
Although many players are glad that Riot Games actively tried to repair things, there are still two pages of the argument when it comes to the Deathmatch mode of Valorant. Players who want to use this mode to warm up do not want the pace of the game to be changed by a smaller number of players. On the other hand, there are players who want to see the spawning issues fixed.
Anyway, it looks like these changes could be a permanent change for the Deathmatch mode of Valorant. We will keep you updated with the latest information about further changes as soon as they are available.