Valorant Patch 8.10: Changes to the ‘Welcome Contract’

Valorant Patch 8.10: Changes to the ‘Welcome Contract’

30. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Riot Games has released the notes for Valorant’s patch 8.10, focusing on improving the experience for new users. Ahead of the Masters Playoffs, the tactical shooter will center its updates on enhancing the new player journey.

This Wednesday, Riot announced the patch 8.10 changes, highlighting modifications to the Welcome Contract. Whether you’re thinking of diving into the game or are a recent agent, this information will be of interest.

New Player Experience in Valorant Patch 8.10

Riot Games has released a video update explaining the current developments for Valorant, including changes coming in patch 8.10. The update covers the Replay System, upcoming map rotations, and anticipated changes for version 8.11.

To prevent an overload of content, Riot has kept this patch relatively light, focusing on essential updates for new players. The Welcome Contract has been revamped and replaced with the Basic Training event.

New Welcome Contract Basic Training


Key Updates in Patch 8.10

The Welcome Contract has been updated for new players. The new system includes clearer missions and achievements designed to guide and assist new players before they dive into competitive mode.

The Basic Training event allows players to track their progression, understand achievement objectives, and earn rewards to start their journey on the right foot.

  • If you have already completed the Welcome Contract, you will not see the Basic Training event (rest assured, you have already received the rewards).
  • If you have partially completed the Welcome Contract, your earned rewards will carry over to the Basic Training event, allowing you to continue progressing and accumulating XP towards your Battle Pass.

Bug Fixes

  • Cypher’s Spycam (E) Bug: A problem where shots fired immediately after exiting Cypher’s Spycam did not display the weapon raise animation or deal damage has been fixed. The animation now shows its full duration.
  • Clove’s Snack (C) Bug: An issue where Clove’s Snack ability would sometimes reset, giving more time than indicated to activate the ability, has been resolved.


Preparing for Patch 8.11

While patch 8.10 may not bring significant changes for veteran players, it’s crucial to prepare for version 8.11, set to release in June. This upcoming patch promises substantial gameplay modifications, which will impact all players.

Recommendations for New Players

For new players, this update provides a structured path to becoming competitive in Valorant. Here are some tips to make the most of the new Basic Training event:

  1. Complete Missions: Focus on completing the missions outlined in the Basic Training event to gain XP and rewards.
  2. Understand Objectives: Take the time to understand each achievement’s objectives to maximize your progression.
  3. Practice Regularly: Use the training period to get comfortable with game mechanics and character abilities.



Valorant’s patch 8.10 aims to enhance the new player experience with the introduction of the Basic Training event. These updates provide a clear and structured path for new players to integrate into the game and prepare for competitive play.

As we look forward to patch 8.11, it’s essential for all players to stay updated and ready for the significant changes on the horizon.