Raze ultimate continues to be buggy after Valorant patch 2.02

Olivia Richman • February 4, 23:39

Raze might take the crown for most buggy agent from Omen after Valorant patch 2.02. 

Valorant players are still trying to understand a clip shared to Reddit that seems to depict a Raze activating her ultimate, Showstopper, and blasting it into the direction of agents on the enemy team. But for some reason, the rocket never lands or damages anyone. 

It’s unclear why this happened, but one user quickly pointed to Cypher’s Spycam on the wall. To the player, it seemed like the camera had “eaten” the ultimate, stopping it in its tracks. Cypher’s camera is a signature agent ability that allows the spy to view the video feed of the camera and then left-click to fire a tracking dart. It shouldn’t have any effect on someone’s ultimate. 

Some Valorant players guessed that the Cypher player had sent out the dart at the same time that Raze launched the ultimate, canceling each other out. If this were the case, some players felt that the dart should have an HP since Raze’s ultimate is much more powerful. One Valorant fan recalled a time where Sova’s arrow and Cypher’s dart both “disappeared” when they collided. 

But not everyone is so sure this is what happened since Raze’s ultimate timer was still going off even after the rocket disappeared. One Valorant player noted that the client may have registered the ultimate being fired off twice while the server didn’t register it at all, meaning there was a delay between pressing buttons and the rocket releasing. Essentially, the game believed that the player hadn’t fired the rocket when he in fact had, making the Raze player press “fire” again. But then the game caught up to the player, it believed he already shot the rocket and was trying to shoot again. This canceled the ultimate from firing altogether. 

Raze ultimate bug generates confusion

No matter the cause, Valorant players rallied behind the general fact that Raze has been buggy for a while now. Some players noted that her Boom Bot goes off at random times. Others have recalled that it will stop making noise as it approaches enemies. One player even said that Raze’s Boom Bot was exploding on corpses. Other players have noticed inconsistencies with the damage and effectiveness of her ultimate, Showstopper. All of these potential Raze bugs were issues for the agent.

Raze isn’t the only agent to seem buggy. While it’s possible that Cypher’s dart simply eliminated Raze’s rocket, some players still believe something wonky is going on with Cypher as well. Recently, TSM’s Matthew “Wardell” Yu was playing Cypher and noticed his camera might have somehow eliminated an opponent. 

If that wasn’t what happened and it was a severe delay in the game’s client registering Wardell’s shots too late, then that’s also a problem. A buggy and laggy client isn’t something Valorant players would accept. 

Patch 2.02 dropped just two days ago, meaning there could be a number of bugs and glitches that developers and players haven’t yet noticed. As these issues come to Riot’s attention, the Valorant team will most likely address the more concerning bugs with hotfixes. Valorant developers have been very open with their communication thus far.

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