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Space-breaking Valorant Agent concept would be perfect fit for Act 3

Published: 24/Aug/2020 5:00

by Andrew Amos

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With a new Agent coming out in just a few weeks, the Valorant community has gone to the drawing board to come up with some interesting ideas. One Reddit user’s pitch for a space-breaking agent has gained steam though, and would break the meta in Act 3.

Valorant players are still coming to terms with Killjoy, but it won’t be long until a new agent arrives. Riot are looking at adding yet another character in Ignition Act 3, which is set to kick off in October.

While the design is likely already locked in, the community is still pitching their own concepts for who should be the next agent. One Redditor has drafted up an agent that has taken Valorant players by storm, and would make for a perfect fit in Act 3.

‘DewyOtter’ devised a mysterious agent named Quantum, who has the ability to break the bounds of space and time. Labeled as a “rogue operative…emerging from deep within the shadows of Kingdom,” Quantum is all about changing up the map for his benefit.

His base abilities include deploying a clone with one HP to deceive enemies. He can also create a “rift” that he can teleport freely back to ⁠— kind of like Phoenix’s Run It Back, and create a wall of smokes with his Dimensional Tear.

Valorant Agent Concept: Quantum from r/VALORANT

His space-breaking abilities turn up a notch though on his ultimate though. Named Tunneling, Quantum can open up a passage between walls, allowing everything to pass through for 30 seconds. This can be used to open up new sightlines on a site, or potentially make a tricky escape.

“You would probably use it in situations where you could draw attention for a retake and create another angle for opponents to watch, quicker rotates, open sight lines, destroy cover, or execute team pushes from places the enemy wouldn’t expect,” DewyOtter said.

You can find a full list of Quantum’s imagined abilities below:

  • Paradox (Ability 1): Summon a destructible clone that can be placed in a stationary position or set to move on a path, stopping once a wall is collided with.
  • Rift (Ability 2): Open up a breach in space that Quantum can, at any time, travel back to by reactivating the ability while in use. The rift lasts 20 seconds and can be destroyed.
  • Dimensional Tear (Signature Ability): Open up a map and mark three beacons with [Mouse1] and deploy with [Mouse2]. Screens deploy between each beacon, blocking vision. Maximum distances between beacons is 15m.
  • Tunneling (Ultimate Ability): Open up a passage between open spaces on a surface, allowing all agents, bullets, and abilities to pass through. Passage lasts 30 seconds.
Phoenix in Valorant in-game menu
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Quantum’s Rift works similarly to Phoenix’s Run It Back.

Riot has said they are keen to “disrupt” the meta with every new agent release. They are pushing the boundaries of what’s ‘acceptable’ in a tactical shooter, and Quantum would definitely tick all those boxes.

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Game-breaking Valorant bug gives Omen players infinite teleports

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:26

by Julian Young

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Already plagued by numerous bugs, Omen has been hit with another unintended exploit after Valorant’s 2.01 patch. The new bug allows players to cancel and re-use the Agent’s ultimate ability, giving them infinite teleports with no cooldown.

A main part of Valorant’s appeal is the variety of Agents that players take control of when battling their opponents. The game’s characters provide a variety of archetypes and playstyles to choose from, and these choices provide one of the main attractions for new and veteran players alike.

One of the characters available at release, Omen, was a popular choice from the start because of his unique abilities. With a kit that allows the Agent to distract, confuse and flank enemies, he remains a top pick for the Controller role in both casual and ranked play.

Despite his popularity, the ‘phantom of a memory’ remains controversial due to numerous bugs related to his abilities. After patch 2.01, it appears a new game-breaking Omen exploit was introduced that allows players to use his ultimate ability with no cooldown whatsoever.

Valorant Omen Ultimate Ability No Cooldown Glitch
Reddit / 'u/LogicaLogix'
A new Omen exploit allows players to re-use their ultimate ability with no cooldown.

In a clip shared to Reddit by ‘u/LogicaLogix,’ the player can be seen using his ultimate ability again and again with no cooldown between uses. The short video shows Omen activating his teleport, appearing at the intended location, but then canceling the ability’s animation at the last second.

After animation-canceling, Omen’s ultimate is immediately ready to use again, and the appropriate voice line plays each time, saying “My ultimate is ready.” The player teleports around the map 3 times in this manner, with his ultimate fully charged and ready to use after every activation.

One user asked u/LogicaLogix how he was able to pull this off, and the poster explained that “you have to pull out your knife and left click on the map at the same time, then use an ability right before you tp.” This will not be an easy move to pull off, and the player admits “The timing is very hard to get down.”

Omen can cancel his ultimate animation after teleporting from VALORANT

The post’s comments were filled with frustration and disbelief from the community. “Every week, every week it’s the same with Omen,” one user replied. Another asked “[have] we had a single patch without an Omen bug?”

While bugs are not uncommon in any title, Omen has suffered from an extremely high number of issues since Valorant’s initial release. At one point, Riot even removed the character from the game while they worked to address another teleporting issue related to the Agent.

Riot has not responded to u/LogicaLogix’s post at the time of writing. While they have yet address the latest Omen bug, their team is likely on the lookout for any issues related to the Agent and will probably push out a fix as a top priority once they are aware of the new exploit.