When will disabled Valorant agent Harbor return to ranked?

Fariha Bhatti • November 18, 2022 2:09 pm

Riot Games recently disabled Harbor from the competitive queues to fix a game-breaking ping bug, but when does he return? 

Valorant has plenty of bugs, but they’re all short-lived. The FPS developer quickly notes significant glitches and delivers timely fixes. However, it often causes players some inconvenience. This time, a Harbor bug has narrowed down controller mains’ character options as Riot pulled the Indian agent out of active duty. 

Harbor is no longer available in ranked Valorant after players reported a game-breaking ping bug. 

When will Harbor return to Valorant? 

Harbor Valorant

The bug is related to the network side of Valorant, which means it could either be a slight mishap or a piece of work that might take a long time. For now, Riot hasn’t revealed a set window for Harbor’s time in the workshop, but he should return in a few days. 

Harbor’s kit was working perfectly fine until Riot tried to buff the agent with an extra charge of Cascade in Valorant patch 5.10. After the tweaks, players noticed a huge bug that caused everyone’s ping around Harbor’s ult to spike dramatically. It was an easily replicable bug which many demonstrated in Valorant’s practice range. 

As soon as Reckoning was deployed, the ping meter would go off, hitting as much as 1,500 ms for some players. Unfortunately, it was a purely Valorant-related bug, so players couldn’t do much to counter it for the time being. For this reason, Riot instantly disabled the troubled agent to patch up the issue. 

The developer may have missed a plug or two while buffing Harbor, which caused the glitch. If that’s the case, the agent should return in no time. But, so far, not much is known about the nature of this unintentional lag plaguing Valorant games. 

But fret not! Controller-mains can opt for Viper to effectively replace Harbor, as both agents sport pretty similar kits.

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