Valorant: Phoenix Curveball Bug Is Getting Fixed

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It's not often that a patch causes more bugs to arise within a game, although Valorant's 1.06 patch appears to have done just that.

The arguably underwhelming update only adjusted a handful of things, with many other issues not getting some attention.

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If that wasn't disappointing enough for players, a new bug has emerged featuring one of the game's favourite agents - Phoenix.

Phoenix Curveball Bug

Phoenix's ability Curveball allows the agent to fire a blinding Flare Orb around corners.

Now it seems the ability is causing issues for players, making it difficult to use the ability without impacting their own teammates.

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It means that in order to use it effectively, you will need to stand quite far away from the impact point. You can no longer hug the wall according to @Pirkzy.

It means that by the time you've used it and follow up, the window of opportunity may be gone.

Fortunately, @RiotMorello has confirmed a fix is on the way for what is called an "Unintentional bug".

Unintentional bug. Will fix
— Morello (@RiotMorello)
August 20, 2020

The official Valorant Twitter account has also acknowledged this issue and plans a hotfix "as soon as possible".

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Major patch updates arrive every two weeks in Valorant, so it's comforting knowing that this error shouldn't last longer than a day or two.