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Another major Cypher Spycam bug discovered in Valorant

Published: 26/Apr/2020 23:23 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 23:32

by Bill Cooney


Cypher’s Spycam is one of the most bug-ridden abilities so far in Valorant, and players have found another issue with the ability yet again.

The one-man surveillance network can already float in the air using his hidden camera thanks to another glitch, which only seemed to be the tip of the iceberg.


Now, another glitch has been discovered that basically removes all of the control Cypher is supposed to have over his Cyber Cages.

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Cypher’s Cyber Cages not only reduce enemies field of view, they also slow them down.

Cyber Cage works the same way as Brimstone and Viper’s smoke abilities – it creates a field that limits players’ vision as they pass through it.


It also slows enemies down, and you’re supposed to be able to switch between activating either of the two you can use at any one time, however, this new Spycam glitch seems to prevent that.

Reddit user panther8387 shared a clip of the “major Cypher bug” that they said was driving them absolutely insane, since it only allows you to activate one of your two traps.

“Basically, the issue is that I’m not able to switch back and forth between my traps,” panther explained. “How it happens is when once you go into your camera, you get stuck and you can’t deselect.”


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“This is what makes it really annoying,” panther said as he attempted to attach to the cables on Split. “If I go to try and attach its detonated both of them because [the Spycam] is still selected on them.”

A glitch like this would definitely be considered a “major bug” as Panther said because it really does change how Cypher players have to approach setting up the map.

“It’s actually really annoying, it’s like, a major bug,” he said, because of the importance of putting your traps in certain areas of the map, especially on Split.

Cypher's abilities as they appear in Valorant's closed beta.
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Cypher’s Spycam Signature Ability will likely need a few more tweaks during the beta.

The Valorant beta seems to operating on a weekly update schedule, so if we don’t see this fixed in the 0.48 update, we could see it arrive along with competitive ranked play in update 0.49.


Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale


Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.


As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

Valorant First Strike art
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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.