Valorant: Twitter Reacts to Rod Breslau’s Suggestions About Changes in the Game

Published 03/31/2021, 11:31 AM EDT


Riot Games has revealed a brand new update for Valorant that will roll out soon. This patch will add a wide range of changes, including the most requested Bucky nerf. Developers have been keeping their eye on the community and have accurately responded with the necessary nerf and buffs. The player base continuously raised complaints about the overpowered nature of shotguns, especially Bucky. This 900 credit shotgun’s alternate fire has proved to be downright broken.

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It enabled players to one-shot enemies at mid-range, which even overshadowed rifles and SMGs. This update will add proper weapon balance, which will indeed impact competitive play. Esports enthusiast Rod Breslau shared his thoughts about more changes that he would like to see in the near future.

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In a follow-up tweet, he even explained his reason why OP should be reverted. He strongly felt that the weapon is not performing up to the mark in the competitive setting that it used to, and something needs to change. It is quite clear that the weapon is a massive anchor that can single-handedly keep an entire team at bay. The tweet also pointed at a nerf to Sova, although this agent has the highest skill among his compeers.

Twitter reacts to Rod Breslau’s suggestion to Valorant developers

Naturally, this tweet sparked a lot of debate within the community, as the changes with the upcoming patch have already fetched a similar reaction. Fans offered their thoughts and shared the changes that they wish to see in the upcoming patches.

Professional Valorant player for RixGG, Richard Kanerva, acknowledged Rod’s point about Sova.

One fan offered his suggestion of a proper nerf that could adequately balance Jett and her signature ‘Dash’ ability.

As much as developers want to see the professional scene flourish, they simply cannot disregard casual games. Changes should be added with competition on all levels in mind, and if the devs disregard this, it would reflect on the player base.

At present, OP surely feels weak but not overpowered. Reverting nerf on this weapon will directly impact the ranked game and casual play. Developers should come up with a different solution to find an adequate balance for this iconic sniper rifle.

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To summarize, there are still a lot of things that Riot Games needs to address. However, a title like Valorant, which has such a massive roster and abilities, cannot be balanced so easily. It looks like the dev team still has an arduous task ahead of themselves to strike a power balance in the game adequately.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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