This Valorant bug can lag the server for both teams

This Valorant bug can lag the server for both teams

A new Valorant bug has recently been discovered by a Reddit user. When done in a certain way, this nasty bug can potentially make the entire Valorant server lag.

Reddit user “Yung_gabbii” has discovered that if he spam bought/sold all the rifles until the buy time was over, both teams in the game would experience noticeable lag. In the video, you can hear his teammates complain about the lag around the 41 second mark. He even pulls off the exploit twice in the video just to prove it wasn’t a fluke.

This technique can be used to either lagswitch the entire server and get an unfair win or as a throwing technique. With the former, you would be able to get easy kills since the enemy team would be lagging beyond belief. With the latter, you could lag out your entire team and throw the game.

A comment left on the Reddit post mentions how this could affect laggy servers like the ones in Mumbai even more. It is unknown if this exploit could be applied to other maps as well. Judging by how the exploit is entirely purchase based, we doubt the map choice matters.

Riot has yet to comment or acknowledge the issue’s existence. It’s likely that a fix for this bug might come with the release of patch 1.14 in just few days alongside the release of Agent Yoru and Episode 2. Whatever the case, this is an issue they should bump to the top of their hotfix list. If this exploit becomes more widely used and makes its way to higher ELO games, it could be extremely damaging to the ranked ecosystem.

What do you guys think of this Valorant bug? How long will it take Riot to notice it and fix it? As always, remember to follow us at Run it Back and join our Discord for all your latest news, extensive guides, and exclusive interviews in the world of Valorant.

1/10/2021

Gabriel Ionica

Not-yet-famous esports writer. Started out with CS:GO but now I write about Valorant too. Check out my article backlog on Twitter!