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Valorant patch 2.6 buffs Yoru, reduces Bucky spread

Published: 01:27, 31 March 2021
Riot Games
Valorant - Yoru
Valorant - Yoru

Viper is not the only one enjoying buffs with Valorant patch 2.6 as Yoru might become more of a threat due to his own improvements. Meanwhile, Bucky playstyle might shift a little.

Yoru received major flashbang buffs with the latest balance pass in Valorant. Blindside will now have 0.6s activation time, down from 0.8s, making it much more reliable in a pinch. However, that's not the only buff as the flash will now last longer - 1.5 seconds, up from 1.1.

These changes alone are enough to make Yoru's aggressive plays more formidable but some of that impact will be mitigated by Gatecrash changes. It will no longer refresh on kills and now has a static 35-second cooldown. Gatecrash fragments will last longer though, with a 30-second lifespan, up from 20.

While they will be around for longer, they will be harder to spot since the range at which the fragments are revealed from stealth has been reduced from seven to four meters.

Finally, his ultimate now needs six points instead of seven and Yoru can reactivate Gatecrash while in the Dimensional Drift.

Bucky has been shot in the face with the balance changes though. Riot wanted the players to focus more on the primary fire function and it is for this reason they cut alternate fire's pellet count by 67 per cent.


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This shotgun will definitely be viable in close range only now but at least it will be more reliable in those situations since the spread on both primary and alt-fire has been reduced by roughly 25 to 33 per cent.

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