Besides minor tweaks, Fracture has remained unchanged since its release. Riot Games may be experimenting with a rework for the double-attacker layout of Fracture.
Most Valorant maps have unique gimmicks that drive the gameplay, but few compare with Haven’s triple-site and Fracture’s split spawn layout. The two features make the maps tough to tackle on one side. Initially, players weren’t fans of Fracture’s design, but they have finally adjusted. Some areas are still pretty challenging and imbalanced, though.
The developer has avoided making massive changes to Fracture since its release, but it seems Riot is finally weighing a rework. Here’s what could be on the docket.
Almost a full year ago Valorant’s map pool grew to seven with the arrival of Fracture. The unique location set amid New Mexico was unlike anything prior, with enormous gaps through the middle only traversable on two ziplines under the map.
While it has seen a number of smaller adjustments over the past 11 months, Fracture has been relatively unchanged in terms of overall geometry. Just attack barriers and Orbs have been repositioned since it launched but now, we know for certain more sizeable tweaks on the way.
What developer Say?
A Riot developer explained that Fracture is currently in the lab as the team tests some quality of life changes. Nothing significant get affect, but the map may become more balanced for defenders.
“Fracture has been out for a year now. We are working on a couple of changes right now. The high-level theme is some general quality of life changes across the map,” he say.
The developer may tweak the dark areas across the map. For example, the tunnels, drop, and more. Players may also notice lightning and audio changes as they all fall under the quality of life.
Layout-wise, Joe Lansford revealed that A site might go under the knife to become more defense-sided. Currently, the map heavily helps attackers break open sites, and A happens to be an easy target.
Besides that, the dish area is also in the developer’s sights. The massive dish makes it awfully tricky for attackers to peak. But it’s likely the only benefit A site defenders enjoy.
According to the developer, the dish area would become more balanced after the potential rework.
Fracture is a great map VALORANT.”
Of course, there are differing opinions on the new map. With a number of fans taking to social media to say that they absolutely detest it.
“Fracture is such a bad Valorant map, whoever at Riot came up with the idea deserves the death sentence.”