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Valorant devs respond to game-breaking Sova Drone glitches

Published: 27/Oct/2020 0:43

by Brad Norton

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Sova’s Drone has been the source of much frustration in Valorant lately due to game-breaking exploits across multiple maps. However, Riot Games is well aware of the controversy.

From Recon Bolts to his Hunter’s Fury Ultimate, Sova is one of the best Agents when it comes to gathering intel. Many of Valorant’s characters are designed to give your team the upper hand through awareness, though Sova might be taking things a step too far with some new glitches.

His Drone ability is able to travel a short distance for a short window of time. This is the tradeoff for peeking corners and checking over bombsites without risking your life. Though eight new exploits buck this trend and ignore the limitations.

Instead of soaring through the sky to gather intel, Sova’s Drone can dip underneath the map, through walls, and highlight every enemy player. Fortunately, the developers are already on the case.

Found 8 Out of Bounds Sova Drones that need to be fixed ASAP from VALORANT

“Found eight out of bounds Sova Drones that need to be fixed,” Reddit user ‘Vehementtoast’ shared on October 26. Across Haven and Bind, the Drone is able to go out of the playable space. As a result, textures bug out and disappear, giving off tons of overpowered intel.

Floating under the map allows the Sova player to call out enemy players without giving away the Drone’s position. Shooting it out of the sky is the most obvious counterplay when running into an enemy Sova. Though it simply isn’t possible here with the Drone being underground.

Not only can the ability provide intel across huge chunks of these maps, but it’s also invincible while doing so. There’s never any risk of being shut down by opposing Agents. This makes it the most powerful scouting ability in the game for the time being.

Thankfully, Riot is on the case. “We’ll look at fixing these for the next patch coming up,” Valorant designer Rycoux responded. There’s no telling when this upcoming patch might arrive, but we know for certain that fixing Sova is now a top priority.

Until this fix is deployed, it’ll pay to be extremely cautious on Haven and Bind. If you ever hear a Drone being activated, there’s a good chance it’ll be impossible to shut down. Try to play carefully during this phase as your position is likely to be called out.

Fingers crossed the next isn’t too far off. As always, keep your eyes on our Twitter feed @ValorantUpdates for any new information.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.