Valorant: Sova Weapon Guide (Patch 4.08)

Published: 27 Apr 2022
Click here to find all out the nerfs and changes made to Sova in Valorant’s latest update!

Valorant offers players a large variety of agents to choose from, each offering its own unique abilities. In the latest update of the game, agent Sova got nerfed and many players are wondering how the changes will affect them.

In this guide, we will tell you all the changes and nerfs made to the agent Sova in Valorant

Valorant: Sova Weapon Guide (Patch 4.08)

The latest patch 4.08 brings tons of changes to the game including a new Agent, a more balanced Jett, a brand new battle pass and some other changes.

Coming back to Sova, many professional players prefer to go with the Russian scout and the developers have now made considerable nerfs to the character.

The biggest nerfs have been made to the Sova’s Shock Dart weapon and Owl Drone.

The Shock Dart attack damage has now been reduced to 75 from 90 as well and the area of impact has also been scaled down.

It can come as shock for players who prefer Sova as their main as there is a reduction of massive 15 points.

Owl Drone on the other hand also received nerf with a reduced duration of 7 seconds from the earlier 10 and it can now only scan twice with a delay.

Earlier, players were allowed to scan 3 times using the drone and now this has been reduced to 2 scans.

There is also an increased delay before players get a chance to use the first scan of 1.6 seconds from the earlier 1.2 seconds. However, the delay between the first and the second scan remains unchanged at 1.2 seconds.

This reduced drone duration means that Sova players will have to incur greater risk giving more opportunities to enemies

The health of the drone has also been reduced to 100 from earlier 125. There are also changes to the way Sova holds the bow and new animation has been added for his attack.Sova Hunter’s Fury ability will now show the amount of ammo left when equipped.

The complete list of nerfs and changes made to Sova’s character are listed below:

Owl Drone:

  • Duration reduced 10s >>> 7s
  • Health reduced 125 >>> 100
  • Dart Reveal
  • Number of reveal pings reduced 3 >>> 2
  • Initial delay before first ping reveals increased 1.2s >>> 1.6s*
  • *Delay between the first and second ping remains 1.2s

Quality of Life

  • Changed crosshair color to green to better stand out against the white HUD
  • Removed delay on [Target Hit] confirmation text
  • [Target Hit] confirmation text now remains on the player HUD when transitioning out of Owl Drone.
  • [Target Hit] confirmation text now remains on screen for 2s, previously 1s
  • Adjusted audio on drone dart hits for both Sova, and the player hit, to make confirmations more noticeable
  • Fixed a bug with Owl Drone, where the Dart Cooldown UI element would not properly update after tagging an opponent.

Shock Dart

  • Max Damage decreased 90 >>> 75
  • Radial damage has been scaled in accordance with new max damage

That’s it, these are all the nerfs and changes made to Sova’s character in the latest update of Valorant!

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