By now you must have heard the news that Riot Games, the developers, and publishers of Valorant have disabled the Competitive Queue in the game. In this article, we will discuss why Valorant Competitive Queue was disabled and every detail regarding this decision by Riot Games.
Before we delve into the reason or reasons behind this decision by the developers, it would be pertinent to explain what the Valorant Competitive Queue is. We will also talk about the game as well. The Valorant competitive mode is a ranked match mode that allows players to test their cumulated skills against other players in the same skills range, while also progressing into a higher rank as the game progresses. The speed of their climb to a higher rank depends on many things, but mostly on their performance per ranked match. Many players have enjoyed playing Valorant via the Competitive mode till the early hours of today when it was temporarily suspended. Let’s discuss why.
Why was Valorant Competitive Queue Disabled?
The short answer as to why the competitive queue mode was disabled can be traced to a bug. The bug allowed players to make flashes useless for anyone; the player, his ally, or even an enemy. Flashes in Valorant like real-life flashbangs are projectiles and deployable items used in the game to blind players for a certain amount of time, giving the player that launched it the opportunity to escape or kill off enemies. However, due to the bug, the effects of the flash could be rendered useless by players by simply switching on the ‘Hide User Interface in Game’ option. Well, gamers took full advantage of the bug to spice up their competitive matches, at least they had their fun till the mode was disabled. Videos of the non-effective flashes were recorded and uploaded on media sections in gaming communities as well. So, if you were unable to play Competetive matches for a while in the game, that’s not your fault.
Valorant Competitive Queue Restored
There is light at the end of the tunnel after all. About 24 hours after the Competitive Queue was disabled, developers restored the mode with the flash effect bug fixed. Now, the blinding effect of the deployed flashes will be featured on the screen if the players are looking at it, irrespective of the changed settings. Looking at the bright side of things, the bug helped break the gaming monotony for Valorant, at least for some hours anyway, and that is not to say the game is in any way boring.
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