Wingman holding Operator

Valorant patch 2004 removes Vandal, allows Wingman to shoot

By Fariha Bhatti


Apr 1, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Wingman will now be able to use weapons in Valorant, but only for the month of April. 

Valorant is getting refreshing changes in patch 2004. Everything players have been asking for is now coming true as Riot hands a weapon to Wingman so he can do a crime. The new jaw-dropping changes will likely remain functional for the month of April only, so go ahead, pick Gekko, and have a tiny shooter by your side. 

Patch 2004 was announced on April 1 with some hilarious but valuable changes to the game. Now, if you’ve been playing the game for a while, you know that Gekko’s Wingman had players on edge with all the tricks he’s capable of pulling. It seems the nightmare is coming true as Wingman picks up the big gun, Operator. 

What are all the changes in Valorant patch 2004? 

Valorant agent Gekko with MoshPit

Valorant patch 2004 removes all maps from the active pool, leaving Breeze as the only playable map right now. Besides that, shots fired from the spawn will now transfer to the enemy’s spawn. This is particularly useful for players who struggle with leaving the spawn after the buy phase. 

But that is not all. Here are all the changes in Valorant’s April 1st patch notes:  

  • Proximity to Brimstone’s beard adds rapid fire
  • Valorant e-daters in Ranked will automatically be funneled to a dedicated queue where they can only hear one another’s voice comms
  • Jett dash is now cooldown based instead of charge based, and the cooldown is now set to 0.5 seconds
  • Suss Teammate Mode: Solo queue with scoreboard and comms turned off
  • Use of “Valorant Accent” in voice comms is now automatically translated
  • We’ve seen the online banter of which is better: Vandal or Phantom. To make the decision easier, we are removing the Vandal from the shop.

Riot has ended the infamous Vandal VS Phantom comparisons by removing the former from the inventory. Everyone must play Phantom in Valorant during patch 2004. 

Valorant patch 2004 isn’t real but an April Fools’ joke from Riot Games.