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Game-breaking Valorant exploit lets Omen teleport through spawn walls

Published: 2/Sep/2020 6:37 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 0:09

by Andrew Amos


September 4 update (4pm PT): Riot have patched out this Omen exploit, and similar ones like it, in a hotfix. The changes will be shipped to NA first, before being pushed to Europe, Asia, and other regions.

Original story continues below.

Earlier: Every player in Valorant is sectioned off at the start of a round by the spawn walls. However, a new exploit has been covered allowing Omen to completely bypass it, giving him and his allies an advantage.

The spawn walls are there to give players a chance to set up every round. If defenders could push right up to the attacker’s spawn, there’d be no hope of winning the round.

However, there’s a new exploit floating around that allows players to get through the spawn walls, giving them a headstart on the round. While it’s only for one character, it can make all the difference ⁠— especially since only one side can do it.

Bind A site in Valorant
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Omen can teleport out of Bind A site through the spawn gates before the round starts.

YouTuber ‘Dylbobz’ shared the clip on August 31, much to the dismay of every Valorant player. In the video, Dylbobz manages to get his allied Omen to glitch through the spawn walls and get a head start on his opponents.

The glitch currently only works on Bind A site, but even then, its existence is game-breaking enough. It’s incredibly easy to pull off too.

You’ll need an ally to dash on top of the A short boxes on the Defender side ⁠— like Jett or Raze. Then, the Omen needs to teleport on top of the ally. If you do it correctly, the Omen will be nudged through the wall, giving him access to the whole of A short.

The ramifications of this need no explanation. You can get a super aggressive position early into the round. Enemies won’t even think to check their corners that early, so you can definitely get the jump on them.

The barriers also block vision at the start of the round, so they can’t see you sneaking anywhere around before the battle begins. You can change things up every round too, so the enemy will never know where you are. After enough times though, they’ll probably just send it to B.

It’s unknown as to whether there’s actually any other places Omen players could abuse this bug. Because it’s an exploit too, if Riot catch you using it, they’ll likely ban you for it. They’ve done that numerous times in League of Legends, so they’d follow the same practice in Valorant.

If you want to try it out for yourself ⁠— see it with your own two eyes ⁠— you can hop into a custom and do it. Therefore, you get to see all the neat tricks, without fear of getting banned or ruining matchmaking for it.


Valorant devs confirm that dedicated tournament servers are coming

Published: 19/Nov/2020 18:00

by Lauren Bergin


Riot devs have stated in the latest instalment that Ask VALORANT that dedicated Tournament Realms will roll out in the future.

In the most recent article in Riot Games’ Q&A series ‘AskVALORANT’, Valorant’s devs discussed the future of the esports scene in a lot more detail than ever before.

With the chaos that ensued with “nightmare” patch 1.11, as well as the discussion around its impact on the upcoming First Strike tournament, it seems like fans have been eager to get to grips with just how Riot plan to proceed with future tournaments.

Cue AskVALORANT, where VALORANT Esports Strategy manager Riley Yurk describes in detail exactly what Valorant’s esports’ roadmap is.

Valorant First Strike header
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The popularity of Valorant First Strike has proven that fans want a Valorant esports scene.

Valorant will have ‘tournament realms’ in the future

Just as Riot Games has implemented in League of Legends, Yurk explains that there will be dedicated tournament servers in the future. Dubbed ‘Tournament Realms,’ these closed servers will allow Riot “more control over the environment that esports is played in.”

He goes on to clarify that “we’ll have specific rules around what patches can be used for certain tournaments to help create the best environment for competitive play. We’re extremely focused on competitive integrity and will continue to adapt our plans in collaboration with both devs and players.”

Clearly, Yurk and his esports development team are drawing inspiration from the League of Legends scene. As easily one of the most popular esports titles of all time, following in the footsteps that LoL has already laid out provides Valorant with a great pathway to success.

Valorant Agent bans
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Valorant has proven to be one of 2020’s biggest hits both casually and professionally, and its future looks exciting.

Valorant, however, has grown to become a huge success and already has a flourishing esports scene despite being less than a year old. So, if it does follow LoL’s trajectory we can expect amazing things.

So get excited! The future of Valorant is bright – maybe even as bright as Skye’s flash.