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Naughty Dog delay The Last of Us 2 indefinitely

Published: 2/Apr/2020 19:20 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 19:55

by Brent Koepp

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Sony and Naughty Dog have announced that The Last Of Us 2 has been delayed “until further notice” due to current world events. The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 title no longer has a release date.

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us took the industry by storm in 2013 with it’s brutally unflinching themes and groundbreaking narrative.

However after its sequel was set to be released on May 29, Sony has announced that it’s been delayed yet again – this time, indefinitely.

Developer Naughty Dog opened up about the delay on social media, penning a letter to fans to explain the situation. The studio stated they were “disappointed” and that “logistics beyond our control” led to the decision.

While the announcement comes as a shock, the developer assured fans that they are “nearly done” with work on the title, and explained that they are currently in the final stages of fixing bugs.

They clarified the logistics had to do with ensuring that players from all regions could experience the survival title around the same release date. “We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time. It’s what is best and fair to all of our players.”

This isn’t the first time the anticipated title has had its launch date shifted. The game was originally projected for a 2019 release, only to be delayed to 2020. The title was first announced in December 2019 at the PlayStation Experience event.

Series creator and Part II director Neil Druckmann also spoke out about the announcement on Twitter. “Extremely sad to deliver this news to y’all. Ultimately, the situation is out of our control. We hope you understand,” he said.

Twitter: @Neil_Druckmann
The game’s director Neil Druckmann gave a statement about the delay.

The sequel takes place after the events of the first game, and follows Ellie as a 19-year old – this time front and center as the protagonist.

While the news is shocking to say the least, both Sony and Naughty Dog seem to be prioritizing the health and safety of their workers given current events around the world.

There is currently no indication of when the title will get a new release date. At the time of writing, the studio has simply said “until further notice” which could even mean 2021.

Valorant

Game-breaking Valorant bug gives Omen players infinite teleports

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:26

by Julian Young

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Already plagued by numerous bugs, Omen has been hit with another unintended exploit after Valorant’s 2.01 patch. The new bug allows players to cancel and re-use the Agent’s ultimate ability, giving them infinite teleports with no cooldown.

A main part of Valorant’s appeal is the variety of Agents that players take control of when battling their opponents. The game’s characters provide a variety of archetypes and playstyles to choose from, and these choices provide one of the main attractions for new and veteran players alike.

One of the characters available at release, Omen, was a popular choice from the start because of his unique abilities. With a kit that allows the Agent to distract, confuse and flank enemies, he remains a top pick for the Controller role in both casual and ranked play.

Despite his popularity, the ‘phantom of a memory’ remains controversial due to numerous bugs related to his abilities. After patch 2.01, it appears a new game-breaking Omen exploit was introduced that allows players to use his ultimate ability with no cooldown whatsoever.

Valorant Omen Ultimate Ability No Cooldown Glitch
Reddit / 'u/LogicaLogix'
A new Omen exploit allows players to re-use their ultimate ability with no cooldown.

In a clip shared to Reddit by ‘u/LogicaLogix,’ the player can be seen using his ultimate ability again and again with no cooldown between uses. The short video shows Omen activating his teleport, appearing at the intended location, but then canceling the ability’s animation at the last second.

After animation-canceling, Omen’s ultimate is immediately ready to use again, and the appropriate voice line plays each time, saying “My ultimate is ready.” The player teleports around the map 3 times in this manner, with his ultimate fully charged and ready to use after every activation.

One user asked u/LogicaLogix how he was able to pull this off, and the poster explained that “you have to pull out your knife and left click on the map at the same time, then use an ability right before you tp.” This will not be an easy move to pull off, and the player admits “The timing is very hard to get down.”

Omen can cancel his ultimate animation after teleporting from VALORANT

The post’s comments were filled with frustration and disbelief from the community. “Every week, every week it’s the same with Omen,” one user replied. Another asked “[have] we had a single patch without an Omen bug?”

While bugs are not uncommon in any title, Omen has suffered from an extremely high number of issues since Valorant’s initial release. At one point, Riot even removed the character from the game while they worked to address another teleporting issue related to the Agent.

Riot has not responded to u/LogicaLogix’s post at the time of writing. While they have yet address the latest Omen bug, their team is likely on the lookout for any issues related to the Agent and will probably push out a fix as a top priority once they are aware of the new exploit.