Valorant’s developer, Riot Games was forced to remove the hero Omen after the new patch unintentionally made him invulnerable via a glitch which can easily be simulated. Besides Omen’s accidental god mode glitch, the patch was released to balance a few heroes and implement a few improvements.
Valorant was launched in early June after undergoing a couple of successful beta testing. Upon its release, the game went off to an excellent start which demonstrated that multiplayer 5v5 FPS games still have a lot to offer.
As of writing, Valorant is exclusively available for PC users. However, Epic Games revealed that a team is now prototyping Valorant for the next-gen consoles so they can share the experience with everyone. However, Riot Games’ intentions aren’t always perfect and the proof is the game’s recently released update.
After the 1.07 update was released in Valorant, players were quick to notice that the already dominant teleporting hero Omen has a new, unintended game-breaking glitch which grants him the ability of total invulnerability and it was really easy to do.
To activate the glitch, players only need to activate the hero’s ultimate skill and cancel it just as the round is ending. After this, Omen becomes totally invulnerable until the end of a match. The bullets still hit the character but there is no damage taken at all.
Aside from this, Omen received another advantage as he can have the ability to teleport behind enemy barriers before the round even begins. This makes him take critical areas earlier than anyone on the battlefield.
Riot Games immediately received complaints and decided to temporarily remove Omen from the game. They only returned him to the roster after fixing all the issues caused by the recently released 1.07 update.
Riot Games’ quick and suitable decision making didn’t surprise the players since the developers took every problem seriously. For example, it took almost 5 years for the developers to make and modify Ascent – Valorant’s most famous map. Usually, this process only takes a year to complete which goes to show how dedicated the developers are in finetuning Valorant.
Unexpected things always happen in games, especially for online multiplayer and live service games which is why they get updated on a regular basis. However, the glitch only shows that Riot Games still needs to focus on quality control by comprehensively checking and preparing an update before it is launched.