Another notable bug in the 2021 preseason patch 10.23 has been discovered, this time it’s on Ashe.
The Frost Archer is able to cast her Volley (W) two times in a row through a new level-up trick that doesn’t seem to be intended. The bug was discovered by the YouTuber Vandiril, who is known to bring game-breaking bugs to light.
The trick is to cast Volley once, then quickly level up the ability and the game will reset its cooldown immediately. By doing this, players with quick fingers will be able to cast the ability two times right after each other without having to wait out the usual cooldown.
Being able to cast Volley twice in given situations isn’t as game-breaking as some other bugs this preseason, but will likely be fixed as soon as possible. The bug can potentially be used four times in one game, giving Ashe players an advantage if the level up is timed correctly.
No other champions have been reported to have the same bug, but it is likely that there are other champions in the game where this cooldown reset can occur.
With the big preseason patch, a lot of bugs and exploits have appeared in the game.
It was expected from Riot’s side that players would run into a lot of inconsistencies, which is the reason why preseason is needed. For this year, the bugs have seemed a bit more extreme though, as the whole item system has been reworked with a lot of new interactions added to the game.
Preseason Balance Hotfix coming tonight:
We know there is lots lots more to do in the next few patches, just starting to chip away at the most out of balance items and champs. pic.twitter.com/c7MPYQHQZn
— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) November 13, 2020
Riot already fixed some of the most crucial bugs in the first preseason balance hotfix. This hotfix included a crucial bug that allowed junglers to one-shot all neutral objectives on the map such as the Baron and Dragons. While the bug was quickly fixed, it did end up having consequences for Vici Gaming’s jungler Lu “Leyan” Jue who abused it in solo queue.
Riot will continue to monitor the game for new bugs and will likely be doing a lot of hotfixes in the upcoming months.