Apex Legends faced an issue with hit registration ever since Season 5 got off the ground. Valorant is now facing the same issue following Patch 0.50. A horde of players started complaining about the issue after downloading the new patch. Despite seeing their bullets land on their enemies, there was no damage registered.
Valorant devs address the hit-reg issue
Initially thought to have been an issue with the movement mechanics in the game, it soon became apparent the problem lay somewhere else. The developers took to Twitter to address the issue,
“Big thanks for the reports videos you shared around hit registration feeling off. We found and are fixing a number of issues that compounded this, with the biggest being an actual hit registration bug that impacts low FPS players harder.”
Sparks indicate successful headshots in Valorant. However, many players realized, to their detriment, that despite seeing sparks, their opponents were often still alive. Many a time, they were too late in seeing that.
As you can see below, there are other issues that have cropped up in the game since the patch update too.
Game Breaking New Bug allows Viper to see through her Toxin Walls if they have a specific old Driver. Riot Games said they have temp fix coming in the next patch and a proper fix coming in one of the next patches after that. #Valorant #ValorantBeta
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— Valorant Clips & Updates (@ValorantUpdated) May 19, 2020
Mix this with movement inaccuracy changes and it being hard to tell between body/headshots with sparks (also blood accidentally being disabled) — we hit a perfect storm of issues. Chasing down all of these things now.
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) May 19, 2020
Thanks to everyone who helped us find some new hit reg issues we introduced in the latest update. We're fixing them as we speak and they should be in the next update. Stay tuned!
— Ziegler (@RiotZiegler) May 19, 2020
Hit registration is possibly the most vital aspect of the game mechanic when it comes to a first-person shooter. While Valorant is still in its beta version, the devs are going to have to fast-track fixing this particular issue.
Keep watching this space for more updates.