MENA fans upset over no Dallah gun buddy drop in Valorant - Dexerto

MENA fans upset over no Dallah gun buddy drop in Valorant

Published: 6/Nov/2020 17:47 Updated: 9/Nov/2020 17:17

by Lauren Bergin


Valorant has come under further scrutiny as the MENA exclusive Dallah gun buddy hasn’t dropped for a lot of players.

Update 9th November at 5:16PM (GMT): The Dallah gun buddy has been added to all players inventories worldwide to celebrate MENA joining Future Earth. 

The beginning of Act III saw a new age of Valorant. Amid a plethora of cool new features, one of the most important changes was the introduction of servers for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

This brought an entirely new sector of the globe into the Valorant fold, and for many it was a step forward to see these often forgotten regions take to the Future Earth stage.

As a welcome for these new players, an exclusive drop on the 28 October containing the Dallah gun buddy was supposed to take place. However, it seems that a lot of players haven’t received their gun buddy yet, and are taking to Twitter to voice their disapproval.

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This tiny coffee pot is causing Riot Games a lot of trouble.

Riot need to wake up and smell the coffee

In a recent tweet, Valorant shouted out MENA for their creative content pieces and overall contribution to the Valorant scene.

However, the responses to this post were immediately flooded with angry tweets from fans asking where the gun buddy that they had been promised had ended up. A reply from user HuggeK started a snowball of comments demanding to know where the tiny coffee pot had ended up.

This sparked a wave of angry Twitter comments from other MENA players, all asking when the gun buddy will be credited to their account.

Several threads on Reddit are also discussing the logistics of the gun buddy drop, with user ZeBushMan’s thread considering the idea that the buddy may have been delayed due to the issues associated with patch 1.11.

Hopefully, our MENA counterparts get this adorable little gun buddy. It’s a symbol of their heritage, as well as marking their proud entry to the Valorant fray – plus it’ll make all of the other regions jealous.


Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.