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Valorant's cool new map is coming sooner than expected thumbnail Rock,Paper,Shotgun

Valorant’s cool new map is coming sooner than expected

For all their supernatural shenanigans and high-tech military kit, there aren’t many sweaters in the Valorant cast, are there? Well, it looks like they’ll need ’em sooner rather than later. Riot are gifting their tactical shooter a new map sooner than expected, tossing their murderbuds into Icebox with the Act III update. (more…)

Valorant's latest patch accidentally makes Omen invulnerable thumbnail Rock,Paper,Shotgun

Valorant’s latest patch accidentally makes Omen invulnerable

Valorant ‘s latest big patch is live, with loads of buffs, nerfs and tweaks for agents and gameplay mechanics alike. Riot’s tactical FPS has had a few issues with hit registration since it came out, and this update has some changes to the game’s visual effects to give a bit more clarity as to where your bullets are actually going. We’re also getting buffs for characters like Viper and Breach, and nerfs for the likes of Sage and Killjoy. On top of that, Omen has also bagged himself an… unintentional buff (read: bug) that allows him to go invulnerable sometimes…

Trump’s WeChat executive order won’t affect Tencent-owned game companies thumbnail VG247

Trump’s WeChat executive order won’t affect Tencent-owned game companies

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 7 August 2020 13:08 GMT President Trump’s new executive orders are limited to chat and social media apps.On Thursday, United States President Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning Chinese-made apps TikTok, and WeChat. The executive action prohibits American businesses and people from conducting transactions with TikTok owner ByteDance, and WeChat parent company Tencent. The orders take effect in 45 days, after which the US Secretary of Commerce will clearly state the transactions that fall within the orders’ purview.The orders, which the Chinese government and the two companies in question opposed, are meant to…

Valorant is getting Deathmatch mode tomorrow, new Battle Pass kicks off today thumbnail VG247

Valorant is getting Deathmatch mode tomorrow, new Battle Pass kicks off today

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 13:38 GMT Valorant’s Act 2 Battle Pass is kicking off today with the arrival of new content.Today marks the launch of plenty of new things in Valorant. With the Act 2 patch, not only are players getting a new Battle Pass and new skins, there’s also a new mode to look forward to.Free-for-All Deathmatch is a respawn-enabled, 5v5 mode where everyone gets infinite money, and the only goal is to be the first to reach 30 kills. You won’t be able to use agent abilities in this, and everyone spawns with heavy armour…