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Clever Valorant rapid fire trick gets rid of shotgun reload time

Published: 10/May/2020 22:32

by Bill Cooney


A new Valorant exploit has been discovered that can drastically increase your fire rate with the Bucky shotgun, allowing you to chain shots without pausing to reload.

Valorant’s pump-action shotgun, known as the “Bucky”, packs a punch and only runs 900 credits, but it’s not a player favorite, in part because of it’s lengthy reload time once the magazine is spent.

However, a new trick has been found that basically removes the additional reload time from the weapon, turning it into an unstoppable rapid-fire machine.

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The Bucky can pack quite a punch, and is relatively cheap at only 900 credits.

A Valorant player by the name of ArfieCat is the one we have to thank for bringing this trick to our attention, which may or may not actually be “game-breaking” as they describe, but could definitely help you melt those annoying Sage walls.

Normally, there are 55 frames between each Bucky shot, and it takes over three valuable seconds to reload, which as we know is plenty of time for that annoying enemy Jett to swoop in and headshot you like it’s nothing.

Instead, if you reloading between every shot, your fire rate is still the same as just shooting normally, 55 frames between each, and you’re getting rid of the lengthy reload time, which basically means you could fire this way indefinitely.

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Like we said before, whether or not this neat little trick is actually “game-breaking” is definitely up for debate, in part because the Bucky doesn’t have the same playmaking capabilities as. say, the Operator does.

“This is not game-breaking at all. A fight will never last long enough that you finish a full clip with the Bucky lol,” one user replied.

“Sure it can save some time after a fight, but it isn’t winning rounds that easily on its own, it’s just a minor optimization.”

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The humble Bucky, even with the reload exploit, still might not be a game-changer.

While this exploit might allow you to skip the annoying reload time, the Bucky is still a cheap, early-round weapon, so hedging your gameplan on it is definitely still a risk.


Valorant continues smurf crackdown with Ranked change coming patch 1.13

Published: 30/Nov/2020 6:11

by Brad Norton


Riot Games has announced yet another step to reduce the number of smurf accounts in Valorant’s ranked experience, with the next change coming in patch 1.13.

Smurfing is always going to be an issue in highly competitive titles. Especially games that are free to play with no added costs for making multiple accounts. Players that want to grind at different ranks, or have multiple Radiant accounts, have been able to do so without much difficulty thus far.

Up until now, so long as you register a separate email address, playing on a fresh account couldn’t be easier. 10 Unrated games and you’re off to the races, tearing it up in the competitive playlist.

However, Riot has just announced the next step in its plan to combat the issue. While it may seem like a simple change, patch 1.13 should help cut back on the ever-growing number of smurf accounts in the FPS.

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Creating a new account in Valorant is as simple as signing up with a new email address.

As soon as the next major update arrives, things will be a little different for fresh accounts. Whether you’re swapping over to a new smurf, or booting up the game for the first time, all Valorant accounts will need to meet one criteria; rather than playing 10 Unrated games, every account will now have to win 10 Unrated games.

This may come across as a minor tweak at first, though it should lead to a bigger impact than first meets the eye. When creating a smurf, grinding out those 10 games can be done fairly quickly. There’s no need to play well and no need to strive for a victory. You could theoretically hold your ‘W’ key down each round and be done in a few hours.

That won’t be the case once patch 1.13 is deployed. Smurfs will need to actively pursue wins no different to everyone else in the lobby. There won’t be anymore handouts on the grind to unlocking the competitive mode.

As the community suggested such a change, Riot’s very own Game Producer ‘npcSara’ confirmed that “[they’ll] be doing this in the next patch.” There’s no date set in stone just yet, but we’re now three weeks removed from the latest Valorant update. So expect to see 1.13 relatively soon.

If you’re wanting to create a secondary account in future, this change should give you pause. It’s a much bigger time commitment to win 10 games than it is to simply play 10 games. So the increase of smurfs should be noticeably smaller moving forward.

Keep your eyes peeled for any additional tidbits over the coming days as we approach the next update. Valorant’s 1.13 patch could be the last before Episode 2 kicks off in mid-January 2021.