You're Not Bad At Shooters, The Game Is Actually Broken

Valorant, the new project from developer Riot Games, is not certain to offer solace.

By Daavpuke, Posted 21 May 2020

Those who have been anticipating the long weekend, to get into one of several competitive shooter options, may be heading for not so relaxing times. Several of the favored games as a service (GaaS) options are currently facing some irksome bugs.

Valorant, Riot Games, Bug

Apex Legends from publisher Electronic Arts started a new season with a new character, Loba, but the update has come at the cost of gameplay. As reported by Vice, the battle royale is experiencing inconsistent hit registration, which means that a shot on target may not result in damage, even if an impact animation shows. Obviously, in a game that's all about hitting more shots than the other person, this leads to a frustrated community who not only wants to try a new legend, but also get a sense of how the seasonal patch has shaped the game meta.

Switching to Valorant, the new project from developer Riot Games, is not certain to offer solace. Coincidentally, the game currently suffers the same issues as Apex Legends, as the official Twitter for the game sounds off on hit registration and more: 


Big thanks for the reports/videos you shared around hit registration feeling off. We found and are fixing a number of issues that compounded this, with the biggest being an actual hit registration bug that impacts low FPS players harder (it's a desync related to in-game FPS)

— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 19, 2020


Even worse here, hits not going through in Valorant can be the difference between a win and a loss, considering the twitch shooter is full of one-shot kills. Moreover, there are some movement inaccuracies and effect issues in the game that are being buffed out. Looks like getting to Immortal rank is going to need to wait a few more days.

Lastly, Crucible, the big new project from Amazon is off to a very rocky start. Currently floating around 40% recommendations on Steam, the shooter that is being compared to Overwatch has received quite negative feedback from players. The overarching complaint is that the game seems half-baked, with unbalanced heroes, slow pacing and tedious combat, due to lengthy time to kill (TTK). Making matters worse, players are also experiencing issues, such as not being able to log in for an extended amount of time. And, you've guessed it, the feedback on hits needs some work in this one as well.

In less official confirmation, there are still complaints of cheaters going around in Overwatch, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Warzone, so that's probably a bad time as well. Everyone hereby has our blessings to blame the game this weekend; for once, it's okay.

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Riot Games
Developer(s): Riot Games
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Multiplayer
Release Date: 2020

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