Valorant players already found an overpowered glitch spot on Ascent - Dexerto
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Valorant players already found an overpowered glitch spot on Ascent

Published: 3/Jun/2020 21:37

by Bill Cooney

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It didn’t take very long at all for Valorant players to start finding little niche glitches and bugs just after the game’s release, and now, a devious spot on Ascent has been discovered that attackers will never see coming.

Valorant came out on June 2 after a few months in closed beta, and at release, we got a brand new map called Ascent – which was been picked apart by players, with Reddit user u/Noobface_ already discovering what we would definitely call a “game-breaking” bug.

The exploit consists of a high perch towards the A Reactor Site, which can be reached by Jett’s boost with no problem at all during defensive setup.

This spot is just above the stairs leading to the alleyways just off of the A-Site. Jett starts on the ledge facing the stairs, and with two quick boosts, she’s standing almost directly above the stairs looking down.

As the unsuspecting attackers file in, Jett is easily able to pick them off and score an easy round win for their team – though how they pulled it off does leave a bit of a bad taste in your mouth.

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This is obviously an exploit because if you’re on offense, it’s not even very practical to try and counter this by checking, since you’ll be staring straight up and open to defenders standing in more normal areas.

The best way to avoid players who want to try and take advantage of this exploit is to simply avoid this particular route leading to A if you end up getting burned by it.

Instead of going up the stairs, you can just continue straight to the site. Even though this means you’ll only be pushing from one direction, at least you’ll be doing so at full strength.

Heading around to the back of Ascent’s A might not be the best idea at the time being.

Riot Games has fixed issues similar to this one before during the beta, and based on how blatant of an exploit this Ascent spot is, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it patched out fairly soon.

For now, if you come up against a Jett or any other agent who manages to abuse the spot, it might be wise to try and convince your teammates to go through the front of A – or just rush B.

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Valorant devs confirm new Sage buff on the way in patch 1.13

Published: 2/Dec/2020 5:12

by Brad Norton

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While Sage was an insta-lock in the early phases of Valorant, the Sentinel Agent dipped drastically due to a series of hefty nerfs. However, Riot Games has confirmed she’ll be getting some love in the next major update.

When Valorant launched, Sage was the only Agent in the game capable of healing allies. Others were capable of healing themselves, but her kit provided something entirely unique. Combined with an extremely chunky Barrier Orb that could block off a certain path, and you had an “out of control” Agent that was picked in almost every match.

It took multiple balance updates and various ability reworks to bring her back down a notch. Since then, along with the introduction of new characters, Sage has seen her pick-rate drop tremendously. The Agent has only seen play in two professional matches over the past 60 days, according to VLR.

In attempt to find a middle ground and get Sage back on track, Riot has confirmed a new buff is on the way. Here’s what we can expect in Valorant’s 1.13 update coming soon.

While it was a critical Killjoy bug that stole the spotlight on November 30, Sage was also in focus due to an issue with her wall. Thanks to the Barrier Orb being placed pre-round, she could help a friendly Omen teleport across the map and quite literally break the game.

As a result, the Agent will no longer be able to place a wall down before a round gets going. This may have seemed like a temporary fix, though Riot soon clarified it “will be sticking around in the next patch.”

“Don’t worry,” they stressed. Sage isn’t being properly nerfed again. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Despite this adjustment, a “small balance change” is in the works to “put a little power back into her barrier.”

There’s no telling exactly what that looks like just yet. Whether it’s more health, added size, or something new altogether, we’re yet to find out. Though it’s only a matter of time until Sage’s wall is stronger than it’s been for the past few weeks.

It’s clear Riot doesn’t want a repeat of Sage’s dominance. So they’re playing things safe for the time being. Instead of buffing the Agent in a number of ways, Riot confirmed a singular buff to her Barrier Orb and her Barrier Orb alone.

There’s no date announced for patch 1.13 just yet. Though we do already know something else on the way. The incoming update looks to address the smurfing issue once again, cracking down on those making secondary accounts.