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Valorant bug lets players walk through walls after patch 1.06

Published: 23/Aug/2020 17:52

by Daniel Cleary

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A strange Valorant bug has been found which lets players walk through a solid wall on Ascent’s B site following the 1.06 update.

Riot Games introduced some changes to Valorant in patch 1.06 with shotgun balancing, ability changes, and bug fixes all added on August 20.

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However, with any patch, some bugs are bound to appear. One particularly game-breaking example glitch is allowing players to walk through walls on Ascent.

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A strange wall glitch was found with Sage’s B main boost on Ascent.

This bug was found by Valorant fan u/Cryptotf, who revealed in a bug report that their character was simply able to pass through a wall near the attacker’s side of B bombsite.

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Following an attempt to attack the site, the player was forced to retreat and hide next to the crates in B Main.

However, after walking backward to move into cover, their character simply phased straight through the wall, appearing behind some of the enemies before he was quickly finished off by the opposing team.

While it’s unclear what the cause of this glitch was, Cryptotf highlighted that Sage’s Barrier Orb on top of the crate, which is used to peek inside the B site windows, could have played a part.

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“Not sure how it happened, might have something to do with sage wall above my head,” they added.

When flagging this issue, the player revealed that they had some trouble trying to reproduce this glitch, claiming it was tricky to do by themselves.

Although this glitch is difficult to recreate, it could lead to some confused Valorant players, on both teams, if it was to happen in future matches.

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Riot devs have not responded to this bug as of yet, but with plans to fix other issues in patch 1.06 such as Phoenix’s Curveball, it is likely that this will also be fixed in one of the coming updates.

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Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale

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Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.

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As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

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  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

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The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

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  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.

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