Rust

New multi-island Rust map revealed for OfflineTV server Season 3

Published: 4/Feb/2021 13:13

by Alex Garton

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Abe ‘Baboabe’ Chung, creator and founder of the OfflineTV Rust servers, has revealed the new Season 3 map coming with the reset.

Despite Rust releasing all the way back in 2013, it’s only been in the last two months that the game has reached the peak of popularity. This influx of new players and interest in the game has come off the back of OfflineTV’s dedicated Rust servers.

Nearly all of the biggest streamers on Twitch have played on the servers including shroud, Pokimane, CORPSE, and Ludwig. Now, OfflineTV’s roleplaying server ‘The Divide’ is approaching its third reset, and with it comes a brand new map for streamers to explore.

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OfflineTV’s Rust servers are invite-only, so not everyone can play on them.

New map revealed for OfflineTV Season 3

We’re finally approaching the release of OfflineTV’s Rust server Season 3 and Baboabe has revealed the new map that streamers will be playing on.

It’s fair to say some major changes have been made to ‘The Divide’ server to freshen up the gameplay. For starters, the map is now split up into four different islands which are interconnected by sand dunes and long bridges. On top of this, only the bottom right section of the map is classed as a safe zone, so the PVP area on this map has been increased significantly.

There’s no doubt that the inclusion of bridges between the islands will lead to some hilarious standoff moments between roleplayers. Baboabe’s image of the map on Twitter shows where the bridges will connect the islands:

Despite concerns that OfflineTV’s Season 3 Rust server will struggle to compete with No Pixel 3.0, it’s likely that Twitch personalities looking to stream roleplay content will end up playing both Rust and GTA V.

It’s obvious Baboabe has put in a lot of effort with the new map design to make Season 3 the best server experience yet. Let’s hope the server will continue to remain popular with big streamers and Rust can make it to the top of Twitch once again.

OfflineTV’s Season 3 server update is set to go live on February 4, at 2 PM PST.

Valorant

Valorant world records: Longest matches, most kills, popular weapons, more

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:55 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:57

by Brad Norton

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Bragging rights are all too important in Valorant but who actually stands atop the pack and truly leads on the global standings? From the longest match in Valorant history to the players with the most kills, here are the current world records for Riot’s tactical FPS.

Valorant has been out for over six months at the time of writing. From new maps to additional Agents and a ton of balancing updates, we’ve already been through a great deal as the competitive scene finds its footing.

Elite players have been able to climb through the ranks to Radiant and even cement their spot among the top 100 each month. Meanwhile, the world’s very best teams have been battling it out in a number of official and community-driven tournaments.

Here’s a list of the most impressive world records for Valorant. We’ll be keeping this updated as new players climb the rankings and new trends emerge.

Longest match in Valorant history

While competitive play started out with a simple ‘sudden death’ overtime rule, a new system requires players to win by two rounds. This means that games could theoretically run forever if teams continue to trade round win after round win.

So long as a draw isn’t called, a single match can just keep on going. That’s exactly what happened in one particular game on Ascent throughout 2020.

One hour and 28 minutes is the longest game in Valorant history so far, according to a December 28 post from Riot Games.

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The longest match in Valorant history, as confirmed by Riot Games.

A total of 58 rounds were played, making it more than twice the duration of a regular game, if said game went the distance. 

There are no specific details on who was in the match, whether a vote was called for in the end, or what rank this all played out at. It’s safe to assume the players in that lobby all took a break after that one.

Most kills in professional Valorant

With competitions taking place all over the world, pro players have had ample opportunity to showcase their skills. While eliminations aren’t everything, being an aggressive player certainly comes with some style points.

Indian player Debanjan ‘DEATHMAKER’ Das currently holds the world record for the most kills in a single map. During the TEC Challenger Series, Velocity Gaming secured a 21-19 victory on Haven over GodSquad. Throughout this lengthy map, DEATHMAKER came one away from a 50-bomb, dropping 49 kills on Jett.

DEATHMAKER Valorant pro
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DEATHMAKER has a fitting alias, as he currently holds the record for the most kills in a single map.

When it comes to the most kills overall in professional Valorant, however, that record is currently held by Brady ‘thief’ Dever of Luminosity Gaming.

The North American player has a staggering 1,171 kills to his name at the time of writing.

Most kills in public Valorant matches

While there are no leaderboards that track this particular stat for competitive or unrated, we still have a decent idea of who’s leading the charge.

Early into the release of Valorant’s competitive ladder, ‘lunviu’ placed in Iron 1. After grinding up the ranks, they swapped over to unrated where they secured a 73 kill win on Split.

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The current world record for most kills in a single Valorant game is set to 73.

In terms of the highest overall kills in Valorant, there’s currently no way to track this record. 

Most popular weapons in Valorant

From now until the end of time it’s likely the Vandal vs Phantom argument will continue on. Everyone has their preference from the top pro players to casual grinders, you’ll get a different answer everywhere you look.

But Riot cleared up the debate once and for all on December 28. The Vandal reigns supreme as the ‘deadliest’ weapon in the game. Players have tallied more kills with the weapon than any other in Valorant.

Naturally, the Phantom follows close behind in second place. Though the third entry might come as a surprise.

While the Operator is a fan favorite pick and Sidearms can always come in handy, it’s the Spectre that rounds out the top three. The powerful SMG has the third-most kills of any weapon in Valorant to date.

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The deadliest weapons in Valorant, straight from Riot Games.

The world’s best players are always setting new personal bests, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as these records change.

If you know of any new records that have been set but can’t see them featured here, be sure to let us know @ValorantUpdates.