Gamers who recently downloaded the new Valorant 1.07 patch may have found themselves hit with a new error message. This includes the game launcher telling you that your game is missing vcruntime140.dll, and that you need to download it again. The good news is that developers Riot Games are aware of the problem and are working on a fix to remove it.
They have also provided a link for those who need to download the file again on Windows 10.
The most recent update on the situation reads: “We’re aware of the “VCRUNTIME140_1.dll missing” error affecting some of you after deploying Patch 1.07.
“A fix is on the way! In the meantime, you can work around the issue by downloading the appropriate runtime from Microsoft.”
While not everyone has been hit by today’s problems, it seems pretty likely that everyone will need to download the upcoming hotfix.
The official patch notes also cover everything else that has changed in Valorant this week, including the game’s first Killjoy update.
The dev team have confirmed that they hope the new changes “empower more counterplay against her Nanoswarm, as well as reduce its damage. Viper, Breach, Sova, and Sage also get some worthy changes.”
A follow-up message reveals some of the other changes, adding: “All shotguns get their aimpunch and tagging tuned, you can choose to remake a match (under certain conditions), lots of tweaks to the observer tool, and you get some new features that should help keep your identity private in-game.
“This patch is also part of an ongoing follow through on a promise to improve hit registration clarity, with several changes coming to the VFX of hit impact markers.”
Highlights from today’s Valorant patch notes can be found below and include the following:
Added a brief windup before damage begins
DPS reduced from 60 >>> 40
Visual effects have been added to make it easier to spot the grenade on the ground Stealth audio range has been slightly increased
Killjoy’s Nanoswarm has been a terror to play against. It’s meant to be a strong stalling and post plant tool—but we feel it’s currently dealing far too much damage and players aren’t able to engage in the desired counterplay.
- No longer revealed by Sova’s Recon Bolt
- More effectively shoots at an enemy’s last known location
All shotguns aimpunch update
When getting headshot by a shotgun, the aimpunch will be lower than all the other weapons
All shotguns tagging tuned for targets beyond 10 meters
Hitting an enemy past 10 meters will apply a different tagging value to them instead of the standard tagging
New tagging: 30% slow for .5s on a smooth curve going back to normal speed
The goal of these changes is to improve the feel of playing against shotguns and to ensure that they don’t end up doing odd things. For example, tagging or aimpunching people from longer than expected ranges and then a teammate ends up killing someone who’s debuffed, or makes it hard to fight back against a weapon that should be deadly up close but fairly non-threatening outside its effective range.)
1st falloff range reduced from 9m >>> 7m
Updated headshot multiplier from 3x >>> 2x (now the same as Judge and Bucky)
Our goal here is to make Shorty users work a little harder for the kills they get by requiring them to be a tad closer to their target.
Price increased from 1500 >>> 1600
Desire here is to see if giving the Judge a little hit—paired with the other shotgun changes—moves the needle when playing against this gun. We’ll continue to monitor and make other changes if necessary
Increased firing rate from 9.25 >>> 9.75
Increased damage from 39 >>> 40
Goal is to bring the Vandal in closer competition with the Phantom. We believe these weapons aren’t that far off in competition and hope these changes will do that.
Server hit VFX confirms will now spawn at the location of the hit on the character and stay attached to that position (previously, it spawned at the game space location and stayed there)
We’ve had issues with hit registration clarity caused by players moving into hit VFX (i.e. a player crouches their head into the space of a body shot VFX), which caused confusion on where a shot landed. This change should make it clear where a shot hit, and where on the body, even if a character is moving.
An additional client-predicted small spark VFX now spawns immediately at the game space location of a hit
With the change to attach our traditional server hit VFX, we wanted to add additional immediate bullet feedback so you can see the area where your bullet landed and adjust your aim accordingly. Think of this new VFX as an improved tracer. It’s important to note that a bullet is client-predicted: seeing this DOES NOT mean your shot has registered on the server (similar to tracers).
Adjusted the sparks hit VFX coloring and shape adjusted to more closely resemble blood VFX shape
Context: We want players to be able to play with either of these options without feeling one gives better clarity than the other
Adjusted the size of headshot VFX, where both blood and sparks are scaled down slightly
Especially at large ranges, headshot VFX would often cover up the head of a player and add additional difficulty in tracking players through the effect. We’ve scaled down this VFX slightly in an attempt to make it easier to keep track of targets.
Remake match: When a match begins with a 4v5 (or more lopsided teams), players will now have the option to end the game they’re in and queue for a new one.
If any player is disconnected at the start of the match (beginning of buy phase) through the entire first round, a remake call may be triggered at the start of the second round by typing /remake in chat.
All connected players on the team that called the remake may vote to remake the game— It’s required that all connected players agree to remake the game
The remake vote will last for the duration of the buy phase, if the vote is not passed by the end of buy phase it will expire
If the vote is successfully passed and the game is remade, all players who voted do not receive any XP or MMR adjustments for the match. The match will also not show up in match history. All disconnected players not part of the vote will take a full MMR loss for the game, and receive a leaver penalty equivalent to disconnecting from a full match..
Act Ranks visuals have been updated to better differentiate wins at different rank tiers
Changed some potentially misleading verbiage in the restriction message for players who need to play more unrated games to unlock competitive play
This is to better reflect that Deathmatch and Spike Rush do not count towards unlocking Competitive.
Observers can toggle aim lines for players (default bind: R)
Observers can change which teams outline are visible (defaults: H – All, J – Friendly to spectated player, K – Enemies of spectates players, L – None)
Corpse markers shown when corpses are disabled now obey colorblind settings
Hotkey order for selecting players for observers should no longer shuffle in overtime
Observers should now see the money on the HUD for the player they are spectating
Added a setting for disabling the in-game UI (General -> Hide User Interface In Game)
Added a setting for disabling the cross-hair (Crosshair -> Disable Crosshair)
Observers can hide first person character arms. (General -> Hide First Person Arms)
Observers can toggle team-based crosshair coloring for spectated targets via the settings menu (General -> Use Team Color for Crosshair Color)
Improved framerate by allowing a wider variety of VFX to be multi-threaded, examples include Brimstone’ Sky Smokes and Breach’s Rolling Thunder
For anyone who’d rather keep their identity private in-game, we’ve added these features:
Hide my name from non-party members (agent name will be used)
Hide the names of others in my game who aren’t in my party (agent names will be shown)
Hit impact VFX improvements (see dedicated section for breakdown)
Fixed a bug where if both teams try to call a surrender vote, the team who called it second wouldn’t get the option to vote
Fixed a bug that displayed the Act Rank tooltip in English only when another language was selected
HIT IMPACT VFX UPDATE
We’ve made some small adjustments to hit VFX to try and improve hit registration clarity. With how sensitive changes around hit registration can be, we’ll be keeping an eye on player feedback on these changes and make adjustments accordingly.
See our recent article on hit registration for additional details on some of the issues we’re trying to address with these changes:
QUALITY OF LIFE
These features take effect from agent select to game end. We also added an option to hide + auto-reject friend requests.
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