Riot has finally revealed a deadline for fixing this annoying sell-back bug in VALORANT that is literally scamming players out of credits.
Note: You are reading an old article from 2022. So, the information may not be up-to-date.
Basically, the credit sell-back bug appears when a player tries to sell back a weapon that their teammates originally purchased. For example, if you buy someone a Phantom and they later change their mind and decide to sell that back for a Vandal, when they sell it back to switch to a different weapon, the 2900 credits disappear from their buy menu.
This bug has been in the game for a long time now. In an unrated match, it might not be such a big deal. However, in a ranked match, or worse, if it happens in a tournament, it might make someone lose an entire game.
The Sell-back Bug to be Fixed with Patch 2.1
It turns out that the developers at Riot Games are already aware of this bug. But this bug won’t be fixed in an upcoming hotfix. The developer claims they won’t likely hotfix this problem but rather fix it with an upcoming patch like 2.1.
There are a lot of underlying problems that could come up while trying to fix this bug, as it is related to the whole in-game weapon economy. As a result, Riot developers will thoroughly test a fix before releasing it to the live servers.