Valorant

Valorant dev asks players how to handle users who queue with cheaters

Published: 11/Jan/2021 17:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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Riot Games is polling Valorant players on how they should deal with individuals who have been caught queuing with cheaters for the majority of their competitive wins.

Valorant has seen an influx of cheaters lately, prompting the developers to open up a bit about how they’re working to deal with the infestation.

One issue the devs are having, however, is how to deal with those who have not been cheating themselves but queuing with cheaters.

Anti-cheat developer Phillip ‘mirageopenguins’ Koskinas took to Twitter to poll the player base, asking how they would punish those queuing with cheaters.

How would players punish players queuing with cheaters?

“So, we’re thinking on how to best impound the elo bus, and out of sheer curiosity, if someone is caught repeatedly queuing with cheaters for the majority of their Valorant competitive wins (but not cheating themselves), which punishment do you think the most appropriate?” Koskinas asked.

The four options listed were: a ban from competitive, a seasonal ban, account deletion, and hardware restriction.

With nearly 2,000 votes cast at the time of this report, it was a toss up on what course of action the devs should take. Just over one-third (33.7%) of those who voted were in favor of a seasonal ban while an overall ban from competitive was a close second at 30.9%.

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Valorant has seen a surge of cheaters lately.

Hardware restrictions are a distant third at 22.5% while just 12.9% of players felt that deleting the account was the right move.

In the replies, Koskinas was asked about instances where players unknowingly queue with cheaters and if they would be punished.

“In this example, you still wouldn’t be deserving of the rank you achieved, and I’d operate under the assumption that any player actioned for these circumstances would feign ignorance,” he explained.

“‘I genuinely thought they were precognitive’ – everyone, probably,” he added.

One consistent variable in all this is that the developers are very much against undeserved ranks due to cheaters.

As Dexerto previously reported, Riot dev RayKay commented on the recent surge in cheaters writing, “While we can never stop all cheating we want to make sure that it does not effect your ranked progress.”

The devs are also asking for more reports and feedback to better improve the experience. What happens with those who knowingly queue with cheaters, however, remains an undecided yet hotly debated for the time being.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.