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Valorant players want fix to “ridiculous” first-bullet inaccuracy

Published: 25/Aug/2020 1:07

by Alan Bernal


The Valorant community has been experiencing a first-bullet inaccuracy, particularly with the Vandal, that shows how on-target shots can quickly turn into misses at the worst times.

Since the beta, Valorant has had strange hit reg issues that made some firefights hard to navigate- but people are finding that the RNG, meaning the ‘random number generator’ used to determine events in games, for the first-bullet found in some guns can compromise the competitive integrity of the match.

“I don’t understand why there is so much RNG in hitting shots, this is a tac shooter,” one person wrote. “It really takes away from the competitive aspect when there is so much RNG.”

Missing close shots because you couldn’t control the spray pattern or straight-missing is one thing; but user ‘BlueSpark_2000’ showed that aiming a crosshair squarely to an opponent’s head doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be a headshot.

Guardian in Valorant hitting Phoenix in Haven A site.The first-shot accuracy is better in some guns, like the Guardian, than others such as the Vandal.

“The vandal’s First bullet inaccuracy is ridiculous,” they wrote. “I started to tap-fire the enemy Sova in the head while we were BOTH not moving and he was looking in a different direction while using the operator and the bullets just kept going to the sides of his head.”

The moment conjured a memorable CSGO meme of the same nature, as the clip showed the player’s green-dot crosshair mostly over the opponent who was on the other side of Haven’s C site.

While the player felt the Sova should’ve been eliminated, the missed shots gave the opponent enough time to retaliate. The defender still died, but not before returning an Op shot that took BlueSpark_2000 down from 150 HP to 23.

“Honestly, I don’t know why first bullet inaccuracy with the vandal is so bad or why it’s even a thing in the game in the first place,” BlueSpark said.

This ignited a larger conversation about Valorant’s first-bullet accuracy, and now people are looking to Riot Games to address the issue. Riot dev ‘Classick’ previously said weapons like the Vandal “have some unreliability at very long ranges,” but it’s not working out for a lot of people.

As Valorant develops, it will be interesting to see how the studio responds to more calls for a fundamental change to the first-bullet accuracy mechanics.


Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
Riot Games
The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.