New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 24, 2022) follows:

Developed and published by Riot Games, Valorant is a 5v5 online multiplayer first-person shooting game that was released in June of 2020.

The title has borrowed several gameplay mechanics such as spray patterns and the buy menu from Counter-Strike. Players can choose from a set of agents,each of which have unique abilities.


But as is the case with most online multiplayer games, players do encounter some bugs and glitches such as the recently reported Cypher crash exploit that resulted in the character getting disabled and Alt-Tab desync or lag issue.

And now, Valorant players are saying (1,2,3,4) that they are unable to hear the spike defuse sound after the 4.05 update.

With attackers now unable to hear if and when the defenders are defusing the spike, many are frustrated since the bug gives them an unfair advantage over them.

Some say they thought it might be a problem on their end and tried reinstalling the Riot client and the game but it did not help. Here is what some Valorant players have to say about the missing spike defuse sound issue.


Anyone not hearing the spike defuse lately?
Played a few ranked games with some friends yesterday, and it seems like at some points in the game, I just don’t hear the tap. Also saw a clip a few days ago that had something similar to what I was experiencing.

So i played some comp matches after the 4.05 patch and i cant hear the spike being defused, i am not far from it either, what’s going on? It happened on 2 maps, bind and fracture in competitive and on icebox and breeze during some replication, my teammates couldn’t hear it either, haven’t tested the other maps but in all so far i couldn’t hear the spike being defused, only when i was on attacking side i could hear it…

Fortunately, Valorant developers have acknowledged the issue where the spike defuse sound is inaudible along with a bug with Raze’s Blast Pack.

Thanks to your reports, we caught the bugs mentioned below and are on our way to a fix—expected within the next 1–2 hours.
❗️A bug impacting input queuing and re-equip speeds when using Raze’s Blast Pack
❗️The Spike defuse sound not audible in certain situations

As always, we will be updating this space once the issue is resolved so make sure you stay tuned for more information.

Update 1 (March 24)

Valorant developers said that competitive queues will be disabled till the problem is resolved. It looks like the issue will be patched tomorrow.

These bugs turned out to be trickier than we thought, so we’re making the call to disable Competitive queues for now until we can get a fix in, hopefully by tomorrow.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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