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Riot confirms Valorant minimap cone glitch fix coming in next update

Published: 29/Sep/2020 7:06 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 7:07

by Andrew Amos

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Valorant’s minimap has had its problems with bugs, the biggest being the vision cone glitch. It would sometimes show angles your allies weren’t holding, giving players a false sense of security. However, it’s being fixed in future updates, starting with Patch 1.09.

Vision cones are a neat little feature on Valorant’s minimap. They allow you, at a glance, to quickly see what angles your allies are holding, so you know if you are safe to cross or not.

Or so you thought. The vision cones have been buggy at the best of times. Sometimes, the angles don’t line up, so your teammate might appear to be holding an angle on the minimap, but when you push out, there’s enemies on the angle.

Valorant player scoped in on operator
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If you look at the top left, you’ll see the minimap vision cone doesn’t line up with what the Sova actually sees into Haven mid.

While in a five-stack this might not be the biggest issue, when solo queuing, it can be infuriating. If your teammates don’t make callouts, you have to rely on the minimap, and when it’s inaccurate, that leads to major problems.

However, Riot are working towards fixing the minimap vision cone glitch, and have confirmed a fix is coming in the coming updates. The major issue? The minimap was out of date compared to the maps themselves.

“The vision cones were an old prototype feature that just ended up shipping the same way as it was made in prototype years ago,” developer mochimisu explained on September 28.

“Each map has a separate vision cone mesh, but the versions of the maps they were authored for are slightly older in some places and out of sync. It was a bit tedious and annoying to do these small updates, so we also made some changes to make these adjustments easier.”

You won’t have to wait long to get the fix either. They are coming as soon as the expected September 30 Patch 1.09 update.

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“Ascent’s vision cones should be fixed in 1.09 and Bind in 1.10. The other maps shouldn’t be too far behind those.”

Now, the minimap information should be correct, and one of the biggest glitches with the handy feature ironed out. Even if your teammates don’t call out certain positions, you can now trust the vision cone to have your back.

Overwatch

Unique Overwatch animation lets Hammond demech like D.Va

Published: 28/Oct/2020 23:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ever since Wrecking Ball’s release in Overwatch, fans have been wondering what it would be like if the hamster ball mech-tank hero could have a baby form like D.Va. Now, thanks to a new animation, we all get to see it in action.

Unlike D.Va, who has a separate form when her mech gets blown up, Hammond has no such form. A dead hamster mech is a dead hamster.

Blizzard probably felt that due to Hammond’s incredible survivability, it would be a bit too insane to have a hamster running around on the battlefield after his mech was destroyed.

Regardless, thanks to the animator Jupit, fans can finally see what it would look like if Hammond could eject from his Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball piledriver
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Wrecking Ball can be a pain to deal with.

The video begins by showing D.Va’s ‘demech’ animation and how she ejects from her seat to safety.

Next, it transitions to the inside of Hammond’s mech where the hamster slams his fist down onto a big yellow button to initiate an eject sequence.

After that, he finds himself standing on two feet outside of the mech, in what can only be described as a variation of D.Va’s baby pilot form.

“Free him,” Jupit captioned the video, tagging the Overwatch Twitter account in the process. The video was likely made in response to an earlier tweet Jupid made in October where he wrote, “let Hammond eject from the mech.”

While Hammond may not be actually able to demech in Overwatch, there is always a possibility that he ends up gaining the ability in the game’s sequel. Notably, Overwatch 2’s PvE missions will include some advanced exclusive abilities, we may get our wish in seeing the hamster do battle even without his gear.

Ball players will hope that the devs do decide to add that feature in whenever the highly-anicipated sequel launches.