Valorant recently saw an update earlier this week, and due to the lovely summer break Riot Games sent its workforce on, there won’t be another update until sometime tomorrow, August 20, 2020. In-between then, the Valorant player base discovered an exploit using Killjoy on Split that causes some serious problems for the opposing team. Luckily, a particularly creative player figured out a good counter, therefore defeating the exploit in a temporary, workaround sort of fashion.

Killjoy Turret Exploit Counter Guide

First, we should explain how the exploit works. This has been corroborated by several players, so it’s a pretty easy snag to take advantage of. All you have to do on Split as Killjoy is go to the mailroom, then get to a specific spot in a corner to place your turret gadget. Normally you’ll get a little outline indicating it’s a turret-friendly spot, but in this case you’ll be able to place the turret despite there being no physical space for it. This will basically fuse the turret with the wall, allowing it to fire at other players beyond what’s supposed to be cover. The turret is a powerful little gadget with designated weaknesses, so bypassing this one can really mess up balance.

Luckily, the Valorant fanbase found out that the exploit isn’t foolproof, although the current counter is pretty risky. While the turrets placed using the exploit won’t be visible to players on the wrong end of it, the gadget is still vulnerable to damage as if it was out in the open. So if you can parse where the turret’s shots are coming from, you can “wall bang” the cheating robot and take it down the old-fashioned way. It sounds simple, but don’t forget you’re probably going to take hits before you can find the source.

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This seems like an easier problem to fix in the grand scheme of things, and likely the only reason the exploit has gained the notoriety it has is its parallel timing to the summer break over at Riot Games. We fully endorse the company’s staff getting a bonus week off of course, but that’s just how things worked out. So when the August 20 update rolls out, we figure if that doesn’t fix the problem, a hotfix could follow it pretty quickly. That’s just conjecture, though.

In the meantime, if you’re playing on Split against a Killjoy on the enemy team, be careful around the mailroom. If you can, keep your eyes peeled for bullets magically coming out of the wall, and you’ll know it’s totally a good idea to shoot back. Hopefully word of this workaround going around will help dissuade bad actors from abusing the exploit in the first place, but caution is a good option either way.

Have you been dealing with the Killjoy turret exploit in Valorant? Or have you been laughing all the way to the bank with your wall bang expertise? Do you keep trying to play games when exploits crop up? Let us know what you think about this situation over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!