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Omen’s smokes receive major nerf in latest VALORANT patch

Riot Games has targeted the Omen with major nerfs in its upcoming Latest Valorant patch note for Episode Six.

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By Shubham Dalal | Jan 7, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Riot Games has targeted the Omen with major nerfs in its upcoming Valorant patch for Episode Six.Dark Cover of Omen can no longer make one-way after the patch. When dark cover is placed inside a wall, it will now drop to the height of nearby ground instead of staying in place. Omen was previously able to project its smoke over or around other objects and cause them to stay in place. But now it is not so.If you need more information about Omen’s smokes receive major nerf in latest VALORANT patch then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.

Omen’s smokes receive major nerf in latest VALORANT patch :

“One-way smokes are a part of Valorant, but they are difficult to play against and we wanted to keep them intentionally and limited to understandable areas,” Riot said in the patch notes. “We’ll be keeping a close eye on how this affects the power level of the Omen.”Omen, who has a 0% pick rate so far in Valorant Champions Tour North America 2022, is getting a buff. The biggest drawback of the Omen’s Dark Cover ability was how slowly his smoke traveled. Now the travel speed of his smoke has been increased from 2800 to 6400, which is roughly a 229% increase. Recharge cooldown has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds. The cost of Dark Cover has also been increased from 100 to 150 credits to balance buffs.

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Unlike other Controller agents, Omen was able to spontaneously throw off his Dark Cover and become one-sided which gave him an advantage. One-way can be described as smoke that covers the enemy’s view but allows allies to see them, creating a “one-way” angle. Controllers like Astra, Brimstone, Harbor and Viper can all be one-way with their utility, but it’s intended to make them work, where Omen players can easily get lucky with them.

The Dark Cover Nerf now puts the Omen on par with other controllers, forcing players to systematically play with their smoke and position them accordingly. With his Dark Cover no longer able to stick to surfaces, his usefulness as a controller is slightly reduced. Previously, Omen was one of the best agents to use for smoke on most maps. But now, players can choose to switch to a more reliable agent.These nerfs go into effect with the Episode Six patch that will drop on January 10th.

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