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Riot responds to Valorant glitch not giving players in-game rewards

Published: 3/Jun/2020 7:22 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 7:37

by Brad Norton


Riot Games has addressed a critical issue impacting the launch of Valorant that restricts players from unlocking any new Agents or cosmetic items.

While you may be looking to unlock Agents as soon as possible in Valorant, a pesky bug is preventing players from making progress. From weapon skins to Agents themselves, various unlocks have been glitched since launch.

You may have to stick with the starting Agents for the time being, though a fix could soon be on the way according to the latest comment from Riot Games.

Rewards not being handed out despite showing as "completed" in missions from VALORANT

“We’re currently deploying and testing a fix to get earning content back working correctly for those affected,” Valorant dev ‘NoPlantsDance’ said. “Once this is confirmed, we’ll move onto retroactively granting content to anyone who encountered these problems.”

Players are still able to tally up experience and progress through the Battle Pass, despite the issue, though your rewards at each tier likely won’t be available until this fix is deployed.

The Episode 1 Battle Pass and an introductory set of unlocks provide a slew of cosmetics and in-game rewards. However, many players will have to stick with the starting Agents for the time being. 

Brimstone, Jett, Phoenix, Sage, and Sova are the five available Agents before selecting your additional unlocks. With no ETA for the fix, you’ll have to master these five characters before jumping to the rest. This means no trying out the brand new Reyna outside of the Practice Range as well.

“We are working on it. Have identified a fix, will be testing it soon,” the dev added.

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Here are the five starting Agent’s that you’ll have access to until the fix is deployed.

All experience gains prior to the upcoming fix will carry through regardless. So there’s no need to worry about losing progress in that regard. 

Whether you’re grinding Unrated or the brand new Spike Rush playlist, you’ll still be earning rewards. They just won’t be accessible until Riot pushes out its hotfix.


Radianite-infused Valorant Agent concept could dominate Episode 2

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:55

by Brad Norton


New Agents are always the most exciting thing in Valorant, and this remarkably detailed concept would be a perfect fit for the game’s second Episode coming up soon.

Since the release of Riot’s tactical FPS, we’ve seen one new character added into the mix with each new Act. Sticking to their intended schedule of releases, this means we can expect to see another fresh Agent at the beginning of Episode 2.

While we’re still a ways off, there’s no better time to theorize what the next addition could look like. What abilities would help push the game in a new direction? What kind of style should they have to stand out from the rest of the lineup? Well this incredible Agent concept answers those questions and then some.

Previous designs have captured the imaginations of the community and some have actually been quite close to what the developers were working on. The latest idea brings us ‘Mamuro.’ A Radianite-infused Agent with a shocking samurai aesthetic.

Mamuro: Valorant Initiator Agent concept

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One of Mamuro’s abilities makes your weapons deadlier than ever.

“Mamuro summons lightning bolts on the battlefield and smashes enemies without hesitation,” the Agent description reads. Not only do we have a visual of the character, but Reddit user ‘VisiblePerson’ has also provided a complete breakdown of the kit as well.

All of the abilities are unlike anything else in Valorant today. Some assist with movement, others stun, while the Ultimate is all about slaying. One factor is common across the board, however, lightning and thunder are Mamuro’s tools for the job.

Two of the abilities bring out Mamuro’s sword. Thunder Cutter is the first, allowing you to slash and dash through any given map. Similar to Genji from Overwatch, dashing deals 75 damage though it surprisingly lets you phase through walls as well. Rather than taking down foes, however, it might be best used to destroy enemy projectiles. You can take anything out “with one swing” and even negate the first shot fired from an opposing player.

Valorant concept
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The full concept from VisiblePerson on Reddit.

Rising Thunder is a 7-cost Ultimate that actually harms you before it can change the course of a round. Upon activating the ability, 50% of your health will be wiped out. In this process, you’re transformed into “an electric demon armed with a blade.” This blade lets you move faster than usual, gives you a whopping 250HP, and lets you slash away at foes with 50 damage per strike.

  • Ability 1 (Q) – Overload: EQUIP a discharge of electricity and upgrade different types of weapons. LMB – Upgrade ally. RMB – Upgrade yourself. (Pistols mark enemies, SMG & AR Damage increased by 10%, Rifles reload faster)
  • Ability 2 (E) – Thunder Cutter: EQUIP a blade of thunder and defeat enemies or destroy a projectile flying at you. LMB – Dash with the blade and deal 75 damage. Makes a loud sound and allows you to move through walls. RMB – Destroy an enemy projectile with one swing of the blade or protect yourself from the first shot of an enemy.
  • Signature Ability (C) – Heaven Roar: EQUIP a paper version of the map you’re playing on. Select where you want to send lightning and press RMB. After a 1.5 second cast time, the lightning strikes, dealing 40 damage and blinding enemies. Blind lasts 1.5 seconds.
  • Ultimate Ability (X) – Rising Thunder: EQUIP a blade of thunder and sacrifice 50% of your health to transform into an electric demon. You’ll be armed with a blade that deals 50 damage per hit and allows you to move 1.5x faster than usual. This also gives you 250 health and increases your damage with each kill. This Ultimate ends after 20 seconds without a kill.
Overwatch gameplay
Similar to Genji from Overwatch, Mamuro can dash in Valorant, though with a serious downside that reveals your position.

With such unique movement and devastating effects, there’s no denying Mamuro would shake up the game. Could this Agent be a little overpowered? There’s no real way of telling without seeing it in the mix. Though as with every new character, the community will find new ways to work around the innovative kit.

Episode 2 is still a little while away, so don’t expect to see another new Agent until then. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about the next major update.