Valorant’s Mystbloom skins give players big unfair advantage

A Valorant skin set, dubbed Mystbloom, is being criticized for providing players with an unfair advantage.

Having been released as an exclusive edition bundle as part of Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 on May 1, 2024, the Mystbloom skin set is now under investigation.

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There is criticism from the players that the Mystbloom skins facilitate wall seeing – the ability to spot opponents through walls – a crucial advantage in this intense first-person shooter game.

Are the Mystbloom skins providing a wallhack feature?

Jonas “AverageJonas” Navarsete, a renowned streamer and Sova lineup specialist, highlighted this issue on X (formerly Twitter). He claimed that inspecting a Mystbloom weapon in-game could disclose enemy outlines if an opponent is in close quarters.

This provides an immense edge to the player using the Mystbloom skin.

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According to claims, this advantage is not confined to each particular case. Weapon inspection enables the attackers to identify hidden defenders on the map, regardless of which weapon the Mystbloom skin is applied to.

In response to AverageJonas’ post, Valorant’s Lead Producer for Cosmetic Content, Preeti Khanolkhar, recognized the issue.

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“It was never our intent to create pay-to-win skins or take advantage of unfair benefits,
and this unfortunately slipped through. That said, we’re grateful for the community’s insights in finding this issue,” stated Khanolkhar.

The development team at Riot Games has started addressing this problem and is pushing for an immediate solution, explained Khanolkhar.

The controversial Mystbloom bundle can be purchased in Valorant’s in-game shop for 8,700 VP.

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