Valorant

Reyna trending on Twitter after Valorant patch 2.03 nerfs

Published: 18/Feb/2021 1:47

by Alan Bernal

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The Valorant community made ‘Reyna’ trend on Twitter after the 2.03 update patch notes revealed big tweaks to her abilities, with a lot of players reacting to the recent nerfs.

More than any character in Riot’s FPS so far, Reyna is the most ‘feast or famine’ Agent in the roster. However, the studio wants to tune down her “‘pubstomp’ potential” but still keep her relevant enough to be used in competitive matches.

As a result, Riot took away two of her charges that let her activate either Devour or Dismiss. Meaning, the flexibility of the ability kit was diminished by half for a character that needs to kill one of her five opponents in order to use it.

This sparked a ton of conversation on the Mexican Radiant, who’s already falling out of favor with people saying she’s not viable anymore.

Valorant community rips Reyna nerfs

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The Reyna nerfs were trending on Twitter.

The conversation erupted on Twitter, which made it stay on the Trending page for a while and Reyna mains aren’t exactly thrilled.

There are people that feel these nerfs hurt Reyna’s design, seeing as the crux of being good with Agent 7 requires you to be the best Valorant player on your team. Reyna needs kill to use her charges, and having four of them lets her set up for multiple, high-percentage engagements per round.

Taking two of the four charges away doesn’t ruin her ability to win her first firefight, but it takes away flexibility for what may happen next – something that Reyna mains generally like to dictate.

Along with that, the cost of Devour and Dismiss charges also increased to 200 a piece, so opening round buys are going to be less impressive overall, especially considering the recent changes to the Frenzy and Stinger.

Reyna buffed overall?

While a lot of people reacted to Reyna’s section of the patch notes, not all of them condemned the changes as ‘nerfs.’ Conversations took the Valorant 2.03 update to trend on Twitter with the amount of people saying she was buffed overall.

“Surely I’m not the only one viewing these Reyna changes as an overall buff?” Team Liquid Valorant coach Connor ‘Sliggy’ Blomfield said.

Her third adjustment in the patch now produces a Soul Orb off “slain enemies that Reyna has damaged in the last 3 seconds… even if Reyna does not land the killing shot.”

“This change actually gives Reyna’s ult a lot more value specifically for those clutch situations, since you can still dismiss/heal infinitely in your ult,” a Twitter user said.

Seeing as Reyna can have a major impact on Valorant matches, there were a ton of conversations in Valorant’s Twitter community and it’s likely to continue once the patch actually hits the game.

Call of Duty

Warzone challenges confirm Zombies being added in Season 2 update

Published: 24/Feb/2021 10:51

by Daniel Megarry

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A new set of Call of Duty Warzone challenges appears to have confirmed that Zombies will arrive on Verdansk with the upcoming Season 2 update.

It’s a big week for Call of Duty fans, as the highly-anticipated Season 2 update drops for both mainline entry Black Ops Cold War and battle royale mode Warzone, with plenty of exciting additions on the way.

Fans of the classic Zombies mode are in luck, as it’s been announced that a large-scale mode called Outbreak is coming to Black Ops Cold War, where players will be tasked with completing challenges in the Ural Mountains.

But that’s not all, as a set of new challenges appears to confirm that Zombies will also be coming back to Warzone when Season 2 of the popular battle royale launches on Wednesday, February 24, between 9 PM and 11 PM PT.

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Zombies will play a big part in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2.

Is Call of Duty Warzone getting Zombies?

Eagle-eyed Warzone players will have noticed a series of Zombies teasers popping up towards the end of Season 1, including a machine with the command ‘activate zombies’ on it and familiar static effects taking over players’ screens.

Now, a set of Warzone challenges have been shared on social media, and they pretty much confirmed what fans have been guessing for a while now: Zombies are set to make their return to Warzone in a big way.

The challenges in question can be seen in the tweet below. One of them requires players to ‘eliminate 8 Zombies before the first circle closes’, while another asks them to ‘use Shotguns to eliminate 8 Zombies’.

All of these challenges state that they must be completed in Warzone, not Black Ops Cold War.

Zombies previously appeared in Warzone through the Zombies Royale LTM, which took place during the Halloween-themed Haunting of Verdansk event in October 2020, and saw eliminated players reanimated as Zombies.

It’s unknown if the new update will reintroduce Zombies with a similar LTM, or if it will be something new entirely. Either way, we should find out when Warzone Season 2 goes live on Wednesday, February 24.

Elsewhere in CoD news, Treyarch have announced that there will be a Black Ops Cold War free access week available when Season 2 launches, which will also let players experience the new Outbreak Zombies mode.

They’ve also revealed the contents of the Season 2 Battle Pass, including tier rewards.