Valorant

Shroud exposes game-breaking Valorant ‘wallhack’ glitch showing enemy locations

Published: 10/Feb/2021 10:32

by Lauren Bergin

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s return to Valorant has been a pretty wild ride, and now the ex-CSGO pro turned Twitch sensation has uncovered a game-breaking glitch that shows the enemy’s position on the map. 

During his latest Valorant stream on February 9, Twitch legend shroud uncovered a glitch that shows the movement of enemy players on the minimap.

This isn’t the first time that the ex CS:GO pro has has this happen to him either, as he refers to “the bug” with a degree of familiarity.

It’s this that makes the bug so devastating, because if it’s happening a lot to shroud, how many others is it happening to?

Cypher Valorant
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This unfortunate Cypher player just got out Cyphered.

Shroud finds ‘wallhack’ Valorant bug

While shroud is exploring Haven as Yoru, it turns out that he manages to not only rip holes in the fabric of reality, but in the virtual world of Future Earth.

“I’ve got the bug, I see him,” shroud exclaims, as he proceeds to call out every step that the enemy Cypher makes to his audience, who watch in awe as his predictions play out right before their eyes.

It appears that, for some reason, shroud is able to see all of the enemy players on the map, despite not playing an Agent whose utility allows for this.

While this leads to a hilarious victory for shroud and his teammates, it’s pretty clear that this glitch is a pretty nasty one to have to deal with.

Is this a new bug?

Shroud clarifies that “that bug happens to me all the time… He never left my radar.” Clarifying that he can see the enemy on the mini-map, he explains that “it’s happened since this new update,” implying that the issue is with Patch 2.02.

The positive is that, considering his popularity, thousands of Valorant fans are now aware of the issue and can bring it to the attention of Riot.

The negative is, however, that until a fix is implemented you might be getting wall banged or stalked without knowing until it’s far too late.

Either way, Patch 2.03 will have to make some form of adjustment to make sure that not every Agent can basically be Cypher. After all, we can’t have our favorite Moroccan feeling left out, can we?

Overwatch

Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.