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Valorant

Game-breaking Valorant exploit makes Killjoy’s turret impossible to counter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:07

by Luke Edwards

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A game-breaking Killjoy glitch has been discovered on Haven, where players can place her turrets inside walls. Enemies can be fired at without any chance to fight back and destroy the turrets.

Killjoy was the headline release of Act II, seen as offering an alternative sentinel option to Cypher. Her turrets allow her to lock down areas, expose enemy whereabouts, and deal damage from afar.

Killjoy’s turrets haven’t exactly been glitch-free since her release. Soon after she landed, players found an exploit on Split that allowed her to place a turret under the map.

This new glitch seems to be a similar issue. By hopping onto the crates by mid doors, Killjoy players can slide a turret inside the wall. It provides coverage of C Lobby, attack side spawn, and mid doors with pretty much zero counterplay.

Killjoy in Valorant
Riot Games
Killjoy was the 12th agent added to Valorant.

Turret exploit on Haven

The bug, shared by Reddit user pinki97, likely won’t be too useful for players on defense, but it’s a game-changer for attackers.

Flanking a Killjoy is hard as it is, with her turrets capable of being set up to alert her team of trespassers, and this could make a rush up C long even less risky.

Riot Games’ plans

Glitches like these come up in every game from time to time, especially in games as frequently altered as Valorant. The combo of a Sage wall and Killjoy turret upon her initial release gave players access to some ridiculous angles, which was quickly stamped out.

Valorant players shooting their weapons.
Riot Games
With tight corridors and compact areas, flanking is a crucial part of Haven gameplay.

Riot recently announced their plans to introduce a test server, similar to League of Legends’ PBE, which could go a long way in ironing out these glitches before they are released to the public.

Killjoy’s turrets are already pretty strong, so this exploit is massively game-breaking. It’s not too much of a surprise that Riot plans on taking away some of her power in the next patch. Valorant dev Orcane says Riot plans to adjust her identity and make her more distinct from Cypher.

Call of Duty

Nadeshot calls for major SBMM change in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:48

by Jacob Hale

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Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

black ops cold war cartel
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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.