Valiant Patch 4.09 introduces changes for Fade, Chamber
Valiant patch 4.09 has just been released with some nerfs and changes for Fade. Chamber is one of the few agents who can control an entire zone all by himself. Riot Games wasn’t happy about the position he was in. The new patch gave Chamber significant nerfs to reduce his power.
Chamber’s Trademark Hit with Heavy Nerfs
Chamber’s Trademark is more reliable than other Sentinel tools and has greater power. This feels strange considering the number of defensive combat tools Chamber has accumulated across his kit. Chamber’s identity is defined by his unique weapons and defensive combat mobility, which is why Riot is decreasing his level of global flank protection/information and increasing counterplay on a single premium trap.
The Balance Changes Wants to Define What Sentinels Do
Sentinels and Sentinel players should have many options for controlling and defending, including Sage’s reactive slow abilities, Cypher and Cypher’s gadgets to watch the flanks, defensively-oriented combat, and guns such as Chamber. Chamber needs to be able to identify his strengths and weaknesses. You should feel like you are giving up strength, such as traps or stall if you take him to his weapon arsenal and then disengage.
Fade Receives Visual Changes
Fade’s changes are not like Chamber’s. They are all visual. Riot Games has not yet changed any of the parts of Fade’s kit as she is still trying to find her place in meta. Fade’s ultimate should have fewer flickering textures when cast. Riot also has VFX to enhance clarity and visual impact. Some Seize’s VFX adjustments have been made to Fade’s orbs in the Agent Select screen.
There are also several bug fixes, including one that prevents an unintended input to the ‘use” key from triggering abilities like Skye’s Trailblazer and Sova’s Owl Drone.
It will be interesting for us to see how the Chamber changes impact the current meta. After the recent nerfs of Jett, Sova, and Sova, he was one of the most trusted agents. This is the link to the complete patch notes. You can find the best Valorant settings in our comprehensive guide.