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Valorant Patch 5.04 - Release Date, Time, And Leaks

Episode 5 Act 2 will start with Valorant patch 5.04, bringing new Valorant Champions 2022 content. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Valorant Patch 5.04 - Release Date, Time, And Leaks

Valorant patch 5.04 is expected to launch in late August 2022 and is already in the testing stage in PBE, bringing several new quality of life changes, gameplay features, game mode, and more. There are also some bug fixes to be implemented to improve the overall gameplay experience.

While Riot Games has yet to announce the complete details regarding what to expect in the Valorant patch 5.04 update, PBE and leaks have given us enough information. You can find everything you need to know about the upcoming patch below.

Valorant Patch 5.04 Release Date and Time

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Valorant Episode 5 Act 2 will also begin with the release of patch 5.04. (Picture: Riot Games)

Valorant patch 5.04 will drop on 23rd August 2022; however, the exact time is unknown. Riot Games will take the in-game servers down for maintenance, and no one will be able to play competitive matches prior to the patch launch. 

Valorant Patch 5.04 Leaks

Valorant patch 5.04 Episode 5 Act 2 Battle Pass
Valorant patch 5.04 will bring Episode 5 Act 2 Battle Pass. (Picture: Riot Games)

Valorant patch 5.04 will bring a brand new Battle Pass in which players can level up and unlock new skins, player cards, gun buddies, and much more.

In addition, a prominent Valorant leaker, ValorLeaks, has also revealed that a new mode called Hurm might also get released. This mode comprises an ability-enabled team deathmatch, in which players will race to be the first team to 100 kills.

Apart from this, you can look at all the new content and changes that have arrived in Valorant 5.04 PBE below, as most of them will also make their way to the global update. 


  • The upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.26 is complete, and it’s what you’ll play on during this PBE. Still lots of data and metrics collecting going on to see the state of things.


  • A bug where Yoru’s Gatecrash would sometimes leave floor markers in incorrect locations has been fixed.

  • A bug where Chamber's trademarks were not knifeable is fixed.

Game System

Crosshair quality of life changes!

  • Added the ability to select a custom crosshair color.

    • Go to Settings >> Crosshair >> Primary, Aim Down Sights, or Sniper Scope

    • On the drop-down menu for color, select Custom and input the Hex Code (6-digit RGB) value of desired color

    • If a non-Hex code is entered, crosshair will revert to the previous color.

  • Added the ability to independently tune horizontal and vertical crosshair lines.

    • Go to Settings >> Crosshair >> Primary or Aim Down Sights >> Inner/Outer Length

      • Disabling the middle “chain” icon enables independent tuning.

      • Left slider is for horizontal line, and the right slider is for the vertical line.

  • Added the ability to copy spectating player’s crosshair settings

    • When spectating another player, type “/crosshair copy” or “/cc” to import the crosshair of the player you are spectating and save it as a new crosshair profile

  • Increased the number of crosshair profiles available from 10 to 15

Another exciting feature that might be coming to Valorant in one of the future updates is that you will be able to add players to the avoid list so that they are not able to play with you.

The patch notes listed above are not final; we will update you once the official information is released.

For more on the game, check out our section dedicated to Valorant guides, news, updates, tips, and more.


Featured image via Riot Games.