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Insane Omen exploit in Valorant lets you see through smokes

Published: 28/Jul/2020 8:30 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 10:12

by Andrew Amos

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Omen’s smokes are once again causing problems in Valorant. This time however, it has nothing to do with the smoke itself, but his teleport, which is allowing teammates to see through them.

Omen’s been riddled with some interesting bugs since the release of Valorant. His teleport has been able to get him to unintended places, and he even had wallhacks once upon a time thanks to his Dark Cover smokes.

That once upon a time is back again though, with Omen’s smokes causing more difficulty for players. However, the glitch this time around has very little to do with the smoke itself, and his teleport instead.

Reddit user ‘randomperson134’ showcased the bug on July 27 in which an Omen can give his allies vision through his smokes.

Broken Omen TP Exploit from r/VALORANT

When Omen teleports, he leaves behind a trail for a period of time. In that brief one-second period, Omen’s allies are granted full vision through the smoke if they look through that silhouette.

In the case of Random’s play, they used it to peek out Haven A Long. Looking all the way through to the lobby, Random on Sage was able to get a pick onto the Jett player trying to push out.

The exploit is incredibly easy to recreate. All you need is an Omen to teleport away from you, and a smoke to look through. You can then use the silhouette he leaves behind to get sight through the smoke.

Omen smoke glitch in Valorant
Reddit: randomperson134
You can see the Jett clear as day through Omen’s teleport.

It’s unclear whether this glitch only works through Omen smokes, or if it will work through other Agents’ smokes too. In that case, Viper, Brimstone, Jett, and Cypher mains could also be able to pull off the trick if they have an Omen on their team.

As much as it can be abused by your own team, the enemy team should be able to do a similar tactic though. If they also have an Omen, it’s likely that Omen’s teleport would also give them vision through your own smokes.

The play-making potential of such an exploit speaks for itself, especially for how easy it is to replicate. It can basically ensure you get a pick at the start of every round if the enemies push you.

It’s likely the exploit will be patched out in the next update, which is due next week. Patch 1.05 is also set to mark the start of Ignition Act 2, with an all-new battle pass, a new ranking system, and potentially new game modes.

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Simple Valorant Sage wall trick makes Ascent door useless

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:17

by Luke Edwards

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The Sage wall is arguably one of the most useful tools of all Valorant agents. One player has found a way of using it to block access to the A-site door lever on Ascent without needing to be on the site.

Taking A site as an attacker on Ascent can be a big task. When you go long, you’re often forced into close-quarters combat, with cubby areas and multiple hiding spots from defenders in your path to the site. If you go via mid, you leave yourself open to being picked off by snipers.

Even if you do make it through mid and head right towards A site, if the enemy team hears you at all, they can just close the door, forcing you up through gardens and into heaven, giving enemies longer to react. Or, you can shoot through the door, at the cost of time and ammo.

Fortunately, one player has found a neat use for Sage wall that prevents the enemy team from being able to close the door at all.

Valorant's Sage artwork
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Despite multiple nerfs, Sage is still a popular pick in Valorant

Easy Sage wall trick for accessing Ascent A site in Valorant

Reddit user u/awesumsauce13 has discovered this neat trick that will allow you to access A site quicker and easier.

The main advantage is that it saves you time. You’re bound to get onto site quickly, meaning you can plant the spike and buckle down ready for the rotation.

If you combine it with some smokes, from a Brimstone, Jett, or both, you can sneak onto site with even more stealth.

However, when you get the bomb planted, it then becomes much more difficult to hold. This is because the Sage wall is blocking easy access to the lever, giving the defending side an extra point of entry.

Ascent from Valorant
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Ascent was the fourth map to be released on Valorant

It has its use on defense, too, if the attackers rush long and onto site. As mentioned by u/PrimaryZeal, by adjusting the angle of the wall as Sage, you can block the lever without giving away your location.

This means the attackers can’t shut the door, giving your team more time to rotate and more routes for approaching the site.

While not applicable to every situation Valorant can throw at you, this Sage wall is definitely a useful tool to have at your disposal.