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VALORANT Patch 7.02: Esports Hub, Player Behavior Update, And Bug Fixes

VALORANT patch 7.02 unveils Esports Hub, Player Behavior Update, and new Jett voices.
  • What is new in VALORANT Patch 7.02?
  • What are the VALORANT Patch 7.02 player behavior updates?
  • What agents received changes in VALORANT Patch 7.02?
  • When does VCT Champions 2023 take place?

There is approximately one month left in Episode Seven Act One as VALORANT patch 7.02 has unveiled a couple of changes that will be introduced into the game.

While there aren’t any significant changes to maps, game modes, or agent abilities, the noted changes in VALORANT Patch 7.02 are set to improve the overall player experience in the game. Here is everything you need to know about VALORANT patch 7.02

VALORANT Patch 7.02 Player Behavior Update

The biggest change that has been made in VALORANT Patch 7.02 is to the player behavior measures. The global release of Riot’s Real Time Text Evaluation and Intervention system will officially begin as players will now be able to implement a few changes to enhance the playing experience.

These systems have only been tested in North America up until recently as this system will allow people to mute players in voice and text chat automatically when a “disruptive” message is sent in the text chat.

What VALORANT Agents Received Changes in Patch 7.02?


The only VALORANT agent update made in VALORANT Patch 7.02 has been to Jett’s voice lines. She now has added audio interactions when she is around Gekko and Neon.

What Are The VALORANT Patch 7.02 Bug fixes?

The following are all the bugs that have been adjusted in VALORANT Patch 7.02.


  • Fixed an issue where the Spray Wheel was not appearing in Team Deathmatch and Escalation during Warmups.
  • Fixed a bug where the Spike Defuse animation would stop and start while standing on the edge of a Site.
  • Fixed an issue where you were unable to toggle Walk if your Input settings were set to “Hold”.
  • Fixed an issue where the Duplicate Profile button would not gray out after reaching the maximum number of Crosshair Profiles.


  • Fixed a bug where Omen’s From The Shadows (X) and Shrouded Step (C) abilities were not properly canceled if he was hit by KAY/O’s ZERO/point (E) or Deadlock’s Annihilation (X) during the windup before teleporting. Additionally, we added visuals for when this windup is canceled.
  • Fixed the Knife Handle collision on KAY/O’s ZERO/point (E) staying in the world after the Suppression explosion.
  • Fixed Deadlock’s Sonic Sensor (Q) not triggering when Wingman (Q) started defusing the Spike in its detection area under some circumstances.
  • Fixed Chamber’s Rendezvous (E) not having the correct visuals at his departing location.
  • Fixed issue where players trapped by Deadlock’s Annihilation (X) were not properly killed when hit by the Spike explosion.
  • Fixed issues where Raze’s Showstopper (X) projectile would not explode when hitting players trapped by Deadlock’s Annihilation (X).
  • Fixed issues where damage-over-time area abilities (like Phoenix’s Hot Hands [E]) were not damaging Deadlock’s Barrier Mesh (E).
  • Fixed issue where Brimstone’s Orbital Strike (X) did not damage the cocoon of Deadlock’s Annihilation (X).
  • Fixed an issue where Skye would get an additional charge of Guiding Light (E) upon swapping sides.


  • Fixed a bug where going through the B side teleporter on Bind as a controlled ability, such as Sova’s Owl Drone (C), will cut off the teleport audio sound.


  • Fixed an issue where the Premier Weekly Match Reset timer was not displaying Days Left until reset.

What Is VALORANT Esports Hub?

VALORANT Esports Hub will allow fans to dive into VCT Champions 2023 and follow Esports Auctions. Players will be able to get up to speed with all the teams competing at VCT Champions 2023, check the schedule, and follow along with their favorite teams competing at the event.

Esports Hub will be live in-game on August 2.

When Does VALORANT Champions 2023 Begin?

VALORANT Champions 2023 will take place from August 6-26 as 16 teams aim to become the third VALORANT World Champion in Los Angeles, California.

The Group Stage will take place from August 6-13 while the double-elimination bracket will take up the remainder of the schedule from August 16-26. Those looking to find out more information about VALORANT Champions 2023 can do so by checking out our guide on how to watch VCT Champions 2023.