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Crazy Valorant glitch lets players wallbang through any wall

Published: 8/Jun/2020 10:08 Updated: 8/Jun/2020 10:12

by Connor Bennett

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A crazy glitch is letting Valorant players shoot and kill enemies through any wall just so long as they’ve tracked them with a shot in the hands. 

After a few weeks of testing, Riot Games finally launched Valorant on June 2 – giving players across the globe who didn’t get some highly sought after beta access a chance to finally test their skills. 

There have been a few issues upon launch, however, with players finding bugs that see Reyna getting stuck inside other Agents and having Sova’s Owl Drone turn into a moving wallhack. Yet, the newest problem is a bit more eyebrow-raising than them. 

Valorant's Cypher.
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Valorant’s new issue revolves around Cypher.

The new issue was uncovered by Reddit user Mowfling, who showcased a video of them and a pal recreating the exploit on Bind. All it took was for the Redditor to throw out Cypher’s Spycam and then hit their friend, in the had, with a tracking dart.

The player who was being tracked stayed in the Garden spot, while the other ran down to the bottom of B Long and started shooting through the huge wall that separated the pair. It wasn’t an instant death but after two shots through the wall, the other player was taken down. 

So you can wallbang through anywall if you shoot somebody’s hand… from VALORANT

Some onlookers suggested that it could be a problem with this one specific wall. However, Mowfling noted that it wasn’t just a location problem. “We tested on multiple walls, it works,” they added. 

While plenty of Redditors registered their confusion, others claimed that by shooting the hands and standing next to the wall, the tracked player is clipping through the wall – meaning that they can be shot through it without any issue.

While the developers have, in the past, moved quickly to address bugs on the game’s subreddit, they haven’t yet commented on this bug at the time of writing.

It remains to be seen as to whether or not they are aware of it, and if they are, how quick a fix can be rolled out to address the issue before it becomes rampant in matches.

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Riot devs explain why Valorant’s next maps will be like Icebox

Published: 23/Nov/2020 17:01

by Lauren Bergin

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Icebox has become one of the most hotly debated maps in Valorant, but Riot Games map developer Joe Ziegler has stated that future map designs are likely to follow in its footsteps. 

Everyone and their Valorant grandmother knows about Icebox, Riot Games’ latest addition to the game. Icebox was released into Future Earth on patch 1.11, however since then it has generated a lot of controversy.

Fans are truly divided on this map, some refer to it as “garbage” while others truly seem to love it. The icy location certainly has left some fans out in the cold due to the vast array of angles on offer to pick off enemies from and the countless routes that the map offers.

However, whether or not Icebox has wowed fans or otherwise, Riot map developer Joe Zeigler has told players to expect more Icebox-style locations.

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Icebox has quite quickly solidified itself as one of Valorant’s most hated maps.

Riot Ziegler confirms that future maps will be more like Icebox

In a recent instalment of Dev Diaries, Ziegler takes the bull by the horns when it comes to the Icebox discussion.

The segment entitled ‘Icebox and the future of maps’ clarifies that Riot’s vision with every new map is to “bring meaningful new changes that ask you to think about how you approach the space. Our four original maps were designed to introduce you to the complexities of Valorant, especially with so much unique agent utility to play against.”

Ziegler goes on to clarify that “moving forward I hope you can see how we’ll continue challenging the basic concepts of map design in order to promote more diverse, strategic play”. Citing Icebox as an example because it’s more complex design forces players to work on their aim as well as skirmishing ability.

Icebox’s layout allows players to “plan more strategically and perform tactically with guns and character abilities,” something that Riot seek to promote moving forward.

So like it or not, Valorant’s map designers will be using Icebox’s complex design as their blueprint moving forward. Hopefully this decision continues to add an element of difficulty to the game that we perviously haven’t seen before. We’ll keep our eyes out for any further Valorant map news.