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Riot finally respond to Valorant’s game-breaking HUD glitch

Published: 26/Jun/2020 12:37

by Connor Bennett


A Riot Games dev has finally responded to the game-breaking glitches with Valorant’s HUD – noting that they’ve changed their logging system for new problems and it’s proving pretty tricky to fix. 

After weeks of being in beta, Riot Games finally launched Valorant to the world on June 2, giving players the chance to experience their first foray into the first-person shooter market.


Since then, the developers have released a number of different updates – including the highly anticipated competitive mode. Though, there have been a few problems. Players have registered issues with frame rate, freezing, as well as error codes 7 and 29.

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Valorant players have had bugs where their whole HUD disappears.

Riot have been able to address a few of these issues with fixes, but a few still remain – most notably, the HUD. Some players have noted that there are games where the heads up display completely disappears.


This means that players have no information about how many bullets they have left,how far charged their abilities are, or even where their teammates are on the map. Riot have been trying to work on a fix since the game exited beta and have finally addressed it.

Riot Games dev Kevin O’Brien, who also goes by the name Koalifier on social media, said players have to look into their Valorant logs in their game folder and pass on what appears when it’s bugged.

“You can dm me a link to the logs, and upload them somewhere like pastebin/Google Drive,” the dev said. “We added some new logging this patch that will help us track down the issue, so if it happens to you, grab that log and send it my way!”


Of course, that isn’t a solution for the problem as a whole, but it appears as if the developers are getting closer to getting it rectified.

When a proper fix will be in place, however, very much remains to be seen, but be sure to keep up with Dexerto and ValorantUpdates for all the latest updates.


Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battlepass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:45

by Calum Patterson


Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent. There’s also the new map, Icebox, and first details of the battle pass.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.


In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Episode 1, Act 3:




Riot says they’re “closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish.” A new Map, fresh 50-tiered Battlepass, changes to competitive mode, and the next Agent coming 2 weeks into the act..

New Map: Icebox (October 13 Unrated, October 27 Competitive)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.


Because the new map is being pushed live earlier than was planned, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

Competitive Refresh (October 27)

Riot is making some changes to how ranking works in the competitive mode of Valorant. The developers say they are working “on the long term health of organized team play.”

  • New Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers
  • Select preferred server, to improve ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

You can check out a full breakdown of the changes coming in Act III and beyond here.


Act III Battlepass (October 13)

As with each new act, a fresh Battlepass is also dropping on October 13:

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.


Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

New weapon skin: Singularity (October 13)

Riot has revealed what this skin will look like, but did provide the following description:

“Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.”

Gun Buddy: Welcome Middle East and North Africa

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

Valorant Act 3 agent teaser
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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.