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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

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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.

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Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
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The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.