Updated: Dec. 15, 2022

The Chamber will receive another batch of nerfs in Valorant in the next patch


  • Riot Games intends to tone down Ultimates in Valorant while also addressing outliers in the current meta in patch 5.12.
  • Agent deployables can now be targeted and destroyed by damage over time abilities.
  • The patch is expected to go live in the second or third week of December.

Valorant Community Manager Jo-Ellen revealed all of the balance changes coming to Valorant 5.12, and the meta appears to be changing dramatically in the coming weeks. The patch is available in the Public Beta Environment until December 5th, and it will be released for the live version of the game later this month.

Agent Ultimate's costs are being examined, and Chamber's kit is getting a second round of nerfs. Riot Games has refrained from making too many balance changes in recent months due to the Champions Tour and Game Changers events, but it is finally time for the devs to smack some of the game's most broken agents.

What is different in Valorant patch 5.12?

Damage-over-time area abilities (such as Brimstone's Incendiary and Viper's Snakebite) now damage enemy utility, which is why Riot Games increased the health of 1 HP destructibles so that they aren't instantly vaporised but can still be destroyed by one-shot in most situations. Ultimates with large, site-wide footprints will cost more, and the game wants to reduce the impact abilities have in the game.

Chamber's kit is being updated in almost every way, but many other agents are also getting upgrades. Here is a preview of all the changes that will be included in the next patch:


  • Headhunter (Q)
    • Updated Stability Curve
      • Spread increased after 2nd bullet, when spamming. This is explicitly meant to reduce low-precision body-shot spam as an effective combat measure at range.
  • Rolling Thunder (X)
    • Ultimate Points increased 7 >>> 8
  • Rendezvous (E)
    • Chamber now places a single anchor that can be teleported to while inside its range
      • Radius increased 7.5m >>> 13m
  • Removed teleport activation height restriction
  • You can teleport to the Anchor while on different verticality so long as you are within its radius.
  • Increased weapon equip time after teleporting 0.4s >>> 0.7s
    • Headhunter is unaffected by this change.
  • Destroying Rendezvous teleport anchor now disables it for the remainder of the round, instead of being placed on a cooldown.
  • Chamber no longer incurs an additional cooldown when recalling his Anchor after teleporting.
  • Health decreased 80 >>> 50


  • Tour De Force (X)
    • Fire rate decreased by 57.5%


  • This applies to both Trademark and Tour De Force
  • Reduced duration 6s >>> 4s

Trademark (C)

  • The trap is now range restricted
    • Trademark will disable when Chamber moves out of range, and reactivate once he is inside.
  • Can now be recalled mid-round without line of sight
  • 30s cooldown on recall
  • Destruction remains permanent
  • Initial Arm Time increased 2s >>> 4s
  • Health Increased 1 >>> 20


  • Trapwire (C)
    • Health increased 1 >>> 20


  • Prowler (C)
    • Health decreased 100 >>> 60


  • High Tide (E)
    • Duration increased 12s >>> 15s

Cascade (C)

  • Duration increased 5s >>> 7s


    • Health increased 1 >>> 20

NULL/cmd (C)

  • Ultimate points increased 7 >>> 8


  • Lockdown (X)
    • Health increased 150 >>> 200
  • Nanoswarm (C)
    • Health increased 1 >>> 20


  • Paranoia (Q)
    • Cost decreased 300 >>> 250


  • Blaze (C)
    • Cost decreased 200 >>> 150


  • Boom Bot (C)
    • Health decreased 100 >>> 60

Blast Pack (Q)

  • Health increased 1 >>> 20


  • Barrier Orb (C)
    • Fortify delay increased 3.0s >>> 3.3s

Healing Orb (E)

  • Self heal total amount decreased 60HP >>> 30HP
  • Ally heal total amount increased 60HP>>> 100HP


  • Recon Bolt (E)
    • Health increased 1 >>> 20


  • Trailblazer (Q)
    • Cost increased 250 >>> 300

Regrowth (C)

  • Cost decreased 200 >>> 150


  • Viper’s Pit (X)
    • Smoke integrity regen time 5.0 >>> 25.0
      • Max time out of smoke decreased 15.0 >>> 8.0
        • Ultimate points required 7 >>> 8


  • Gatecrash (E)
    • Health decreased 100 >>> 60
      • Cost decreased 200 >>> 150

The changes should be implemented within the next two weeks. Players should be aware that these changes are currently in the Public Beta Environment and may change when the patch is released later this month.



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