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Wild Valorant bug gives Cypher a leg up on opponents

Published: 22/Apr/2020 23:42

by Bill Cooney


A new exploit has been discovered in Valorant for Cypher that, once again, lets him use his Spycam to essentially break the game.

We’ve already seen one insane glitch with the ability that actually allowed it to use a gun and shoot at other players.


Thankfully, Riot fixed that exploit in the April 14 patch – but just a day later, players have already found another wild bug that could almost count as an extra ability.

Cypher's abilities as they appear in Valorant's closed beta.
Riot Games
Cypher’s Sypcam is already turning out to be that ability in Valorant, you know the one.

The issue allows Cypher to float in the air after being lifted up into position by a Sage wall, even after it melts away.


In a clip of the glitch captured by Reddit user ‘TheNeoStrike,’ we can see how simple the bug it actually is to pull off: All you have to do is watch Cypher with your Spycam when the wall breaks.

It’s important to note that you’ll need to shoot the wall away and have a teammate help you destroy the last piece in order to float by the time the round gets started.

Once it’s gone, Cypher should remain, just floating in the air and vibing. NeoStrike also showed that it can be used to absolutely destroy an enemy team from behind, unless they decide to look up.


[Exploitable Bug] If you enter the camera as Cypher while on top of a Sage wall, then someone proceeds to break the wall, you still stay up top, floating in the air as shown in the video. (Sorry to the poor guys on the other team we tried it on) from r/VALORANT

As one commenter pointed out, they didn’t even really need to use the glitch, since the attacking team didn’t check their corners when pushing in, let alone looking up where an agent shouldn’t even be – but that doesn’t make it any less ridiculous.

Since we’ve already seen a Valorant patch on April 21, we might have to wait until next week for another update, unless devs are able to roll out a hotfix in the meantime.

TheNeoStrike (Reddit)
A great example of why you should probably start looking up if there’s a Cypher on the enemy team.

As we wait for Riot to address this bug (which hopefully comes sooner rather than later), it might be a good idea to start looking up a bit when playing against a Cypher and Sage on the same team.


Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale


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.


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.

Valorant First Strike art
Riot Games
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
Riot Games
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:

  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
Riot Games
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

Valorant Icebox act 3 new map
Riot Games
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:

  • 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.