- VALORANT’s Patch 4.11 has a problem with correctly displaying blood splatter
- When an enemy is hit, sparks fly out of him instead of blood
- Riot Games promised to fix the bug in the game’s next patch
Riot acknowledged VALORANT has a problem with blood splatters whereby sparks, instead of blood, flies out of enemies, which creates confusion in competitive play.
Patch 4.11 Introduces Peculiar Glitch
Even triple-A games from massive studios like Riot Games' VALORNT sometimes experience bugs, as not everything can be caught in time by the developers. The game is not very gory or bloody, but there are still blood elements that can be toggled in the settings menu. This allows players to adjust the amount of blood they want to see. However, the game’s latest patch introduced a peculiar bug with how the game displays some of these blood effects.
According to their reports, when an enemy is hit, sparks fly out, instead of blood. It also looks like the toggle for blood is not working at the moment. And while this may seem like a superficial cosmetic issue that shouldn’t be much of a worry, many players are angry about it. The reason is that blood splatter is often used by players as a mark they hit their shots on an enemy, therefore the effect has actual effects on the gameplay.
Riot Promises a Fix Next Patch
Before Patch 4.11 was implemented earlier this week, shooting an enemy in the head resulted in a small splash of blood that let players have quick visual feedback that their hit connected. Replacing the blood effects with sparks can throw off players mid-fight. This is especially true in higher-ranking gameplay, where small details like this can have a huge impact on the outcome of a match.
Fortunately, Riot Games has noticed the plights of the many players who reported the bug and will be working on a solution. The studio said that it will come with VALORANT’s next patch. The good thing is that despite sparks flying out of an enemy’s head instead of blood, the actual headshot still connects and counts as normal.
Patch 4.11, which introduced this bug, also had some interesting features implemented in the game. For example, players can now mute their teammates when they’re trying to clutch a round, allowing them to effectively isolate themselves from disruptive comms during tense situations. You can read more about the patch in Riot’s official patch notes.