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Game-breaking Valorant exploit lets Cypher shoot with his Spycam

Published: 14/Apr/2020 8:46

by Brad Norton

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One of the first undeniably game-breaking Valorant exploits has been uncovered, featuring an absurd glitch that allows Cypher’s Spycam ability to mow down enemies from afar.

While Valorant is still early into its initial beta period, content creators and FPS veterans have been dedicating themselves to the grind through almost every waking hour, discovering new strategies and learning new tricks along the way.

The latest revelation from a former PUBG pro is sure to jump to the top of Riot’s list of things to fix, however, as Cypher may have just become the most broken Agent in Valorant.

Cypher's abilities as they appear in Valorant's closed beta.
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Cypher is one of 10 Agents available in Valorant’s beta.

At the beginning of a match on April 13, former PUBG pro Mike ‘sharky’ Garit, was locked in as Cypher on the Bind map.

Placing his Spycam ability over the B-bomb site, the camera quickly upgraded into a lethal turret as the ability picked up a weapon from a friendly Sage.

The interaction bugged out and the camera was left stuck in the wall with a weapon to use. Retreating back to their spawn, players couldn’t believe what they were witnessing as they essentially gained an extra life with no risks involved.

As the enemy team pushed through to the objective, sharky was able to tag one and actually eliminate an opposing Brimstone while using the Spycam. The exploit was further broken down on YouTube by ‘Firewall’ as they revealed just how powerful the glitch can be.

“If you place Cypher’s camera, shoot the dart, and then drop your pistol into it,” the weapon will vanish, according to the YouTuber.

It seems as though the exploit is possible with any pistol-type weapon and also gives the player unlimited ammo to boot.

After the reveal of what appears to be a completely game-breaking glitch, this Cypher interaction is sure to be repeated until Riot gets a hotfix out in the near future.

If you’re just getting into the beta and want to learn how to play Cypher without any exploits however, here’s our full rundown on the crafty agent.

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Valorant pros ShahZam and WARDELL spark feud over “rats” comment

Published: 29/Oct/2020 13:45

by Lauren Bergin

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Former CS:GO players turned Valorant pros Sentinels ShahZam and TSM WARDELL have had a fiery exchange over Twitter. 

Even at the highest level of esports, trash talk remains common between the big name players, contributing to in-game rivalries that spice up any match.

There’s some age old rivalries between esports organizations like G2 Esports and Fnatic, never mind within the player base itself. Although sometimes these rivalries stay lighthearted, they can ignite and start a real feud.

This is exactly what appears to have happened between former CS:GO pros turned Valorant stars Shahzeb ‘ShahZam’ Khan of Sentinels and Matt ‘WARDELL’ Yu of TSM.

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The TSM player gave the video a fiery reaction.

WARDELL responds to ShahZam video

The fiery exchange began when the Sentinels posted a short clip of ShahZam talking about his feelings towards TSM. With ShahZam stating that be believes Sentinels have more consistency than TSM, admitting that he does “like to seem them lose,” the video received a knee-jerk response from the TSM player.

WARDELL hit back with a slamming criticism of the video, writing “who knew rats can talk? LMAO.” ShahZam quickly followed up with a defence of his team, stating that the video was old and asking WARDELL “why are you so mad?”

This, however, just ignited the fire more. WARDELL promptly responded to ShahZam by making fun of the player’s hair, stating that ‘it’s not silver, it’s platinum’ to which ShahZam playfully accused the TSM player as ‘having a crush’ on him.

Banter gone wrong?

A lot of fans chalked the exchange up as trash talk and banter, but others were unsure considering the genuine surprise that ShahZam appeared to show in his first tweet.

Either way, the feud has sparked a more intense rivalry between the already battling teams; a rivalry that may be settled on the battlefield of the NA First Strike tournament. It would be great to see Sentinels and TSM face off once more and settle their long established rivalry, so fingers crossed we finally get that rematch.