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Valorant bug gives Phoenix’s Run it Back ultimate a bizarre effect

Published: 9/Jun/2020 1:49

by Alan Bernal


Valorant’s popular duelist Phoenix has a bug with his ultimate ability that’s throwing opponents in a loop to track him down.

Generally, the Agent’s ‘Run It Back’ ult ends in two ways: Phoenix’s copy gets shot down or the ability expires and returns him to the place he initiated the move. But a strange effect can happen in which the expired ultimate leaves his character model completely invisible.

Players are reporting multiple encounters with the glitch, which can appear in more than one instance during a single match – giving the Agent one of the best abilities in the game.

In a clip posted by user ‘World_of_tech,’ the player can be seen hiding from an enemy Phoenix. When they’re confident the hunting opponent passed up their location, they go out to find the mark that tells them where Phoenix will respawn after the ability’s duration.

Though a bit risky, this was absolutely the right play to make in the 1v1. Unfortunately for World_of_tech, there was a wrench thrown in the cogs to an otherwise perfect outplay.

Riot Games via World_of_tech
Although not readily apparent, there’s a Phoenix in this image.

Taking out their knife to humiliate the attacker, the player was surprised to see that Phoenix wasn’t all there.

The gun and eventual Spike on the player could be seen, but not the actual character model for him. For a brief moment, there was nothing in front of Brimstone after the ult expired since the mark left by Run It Back disappeared and the player didn’t have a weapon on them yet.

Shortly after, a floating Spectre can be seen making its way onto the site before it switches to the Spike. The clip didn’t end well for the one taking it, seeing as they whiffed their shots on the invisible target and lost the round.

When did phoenix got this buff , happend twice in the same match from VALORANT

Though there are Agents that can go invisible, such as the newest addition to the game in Reyna, this isn’t an intended effect for this character’s kit.

People shouldn’t expect to make use of the bug either since reproducing the glitch is currently unknown – besides, there are more reliable ways of playing with Phoenix.

However, if more people encounter the bug in Valorant, expect Riot to patch up the glitch in time for the Rank playlist to be integrated in the game.


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

Valorant gameplay
Riot Games
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
Reddit: u/VisiblePerson
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.