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A new Caitlyn item bug makes her Q deal no damage

by | Feb 18, 2022

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A new Caitlyn item bug that was spotted on the Public Beta Environment has somehow made its way to live servers, potentially crippling her damage.

The new bug causes Caitlyn’s Q, Piltover Peacemaker, to deal no damage as long as Caitlyn has the item in her inventory. This glitch could cripple one of League of Legends’ most powerful marksmen by punishing players for being smart about what items they buy.

Caitlyn item bug prevents all Q damage

The bug revolves around an interaction between the item Edge of Night and Caitlyn’s Q, Piltover Peacemaker, which accounts for much of her damage outside of auto-attacks. In a video showcasing the interaction on the PBE, famed bug-finder Vandiril showed off a peculiar glitch. If Caitlyn had purchased Edge of Night, a lethality item meant for Assassins and Marksmen, there would be an unintended interaction.

Edge of Night offers a spell shield that blocks the first spell to strike a champion. In the video, however, the item seems to be blocking Caitlyn’s abilities rather than those of her opponents. In the video, Caitlyn repeatedly strikes multiple training dummies with Piltover Peacemaker and deals 0 damage to any of the targets. This is consistent and repeatable, and only required Caitlyn to have the item in her possession.

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Fans expected this to be fixed before the patch made its way to live servers, but instead Vandiril published another video showing the bug continues on live servers. Now, as long as Caitlyn possesses Edge of Night, her Q deals no damage.

This turns a potentially useful situational item purchase into a crippling reduction in damage for players unaware of the bug. The Caitlyn item bug is expected to be fixed soon. For now, Caitlyn players are better off avoiding Edge of Night in their solo queue games. It’s exceptionally rare for such a huge bug to make it to live servers after being highlighted, but this appears to be an exception to that rule.

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