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Weird Valorant bug lets Viper wallhack using her ultimate

Published: 25/Apr/2020 22:51

by Alan Bernal

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A Valorant bug has been found that lets Viper’s ultimate ability become even deadlier since it gives her a peak through the fog to find anyone looming inside of it.

The poisonous plume from Viper’s ultimate ability, simply called ‘Viper’s Pit,’ shrouds a large area in a green dome. Any other player who steps into the pit gets obscured vision while reducing their maximum health.

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Only one trade off with the ultimate is that her vision is also hindered by her gaseous ability. But a glitch eliminates that detriment altogether by giving her sight of everything within the walls of the pit.

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Viper uses her poison abilities to damage and disorientate Valorant opponents.

Even though she has a fair bit of vision to play with, the cloud of gas has some clipping issues that can lead to players exploiting the bizarre glitch, like user ‘lilpieni’ showed.

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The reproducible bug instantly takes away most of the particle effects or fog of war that’s present inside of the parameters to Viper’s Pit.

Her ultimate ability is already dangerous as it is since it dares any opponent to enter its boundaries where there could always be a lingering player waiting for an attacker to walk into eager crosshairs.

*BUG* A well placed Viper Pit can give you *wallhacks*. This is one of the places I found where it works. *BUG* from VALORANT

But with the help of the bug, Viper (or any player making use of it) can easily track the players who are walking within the cloud.

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The glitch makes any engagement taking place within the ult a completely one-sided affair that the developers are sure to fix since there’s not much of a counterplay to it.

This isn’t the first time that people have come across something off with the vision that Valorant Agents can get.

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The bug takes away the limited vision that players have inside of Viper’s Pit.

Cypher has been able to get onto peculiar spots using another exploit with Sage’s wall. Just like the Viper’s Pit glitch, any player would find it hard to counter since it isn’t something that people would normally take into account.

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People have been discovering loads of helpful info in the young life of Valorant. With the game still being in the Beta until the summer, it gives the team behind the game plenty of time to patch something like this.

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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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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

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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