This is a list of known bugs. Beware as these may cost you matches.
There are also some clarifications, as we expect people to look into this page when they meet certain problems.
Last update: Vainglory 4.12, 2020-02-19
In some circumstances, Ringo’s C with the skin “Corsair” will be invisible.
More details here: https://vgforums.net/t/legendary-ringo-skin-ult-bug/8379
Shin’s non-empowered C consists of 5 hits, each one of 125/150/175 + 100% CP rate
This mean, that, in total, his C deals 625/750/875 as stated in-game, and 500% CP rate, differently from the 100% reported in-game.
Considering the total damage (all 5 hits) the non-empowered C will out damage the empowered one when you have 73/79/86 crystal power (C level 1-3).
More details at this page.
If you active your C, then as Ozo is travelling toward his target (not right during the skill activation, wait for Ozo to be travelling it won’t work) click on a new target as if you were to basic attack it, be it a new hero, or even a minion or jungle creatures (Ozo’s C can’t target minions or jungle creatures by default, it can only do so through this bug), Ozo will switch to that target.
More details here: http://everlastingnight.net/ozos-c-switch-target-and-replay-mode-wrong-time-bugs/1479/
If Tony’s C knock back the enemies into Ardan’s C they might not get stunned, or they might be stuck mid-air (in this case, they might even become “transparent” after returning on the map with a dash ability).
More details here: http://everlastingnight.net/ardan-tony-combo-and-bugs/1320/
Adagio’s A won’t apply Mortal Wound through spellfire if the target is too distant. Even though he still gets the burned by Arcane Fire, you won’t apply mortal wound. Instead, if the target is closer, you’ll burn AND apply mortal wound.
Huawei phones won’t be able to open the app due to a compatibility bug with the emui 9 OS. The devs declared to be unable to fix it at the moemnt, and the bug is present since Vainglory 4.6.
In some cases Vainglory will work on huawei phones as long as it’s NOT installed from the google play store. By example, you can download it from apk websites such as apkpure:
Or other app stores, such as the Chinese Taptap
Another solution is to downgrade to emui 8 OS.
PC takes long to load a match if the game is not installed on an SSD. This might cause you start the match 1 after 1 minure or more compared to the others, causing an enormous disadvantage.
In this case, every time you open the game, you’ll need to start a practice match, so that the game con load the map, then you can play pvp matches without being locked into loading screen for minutes.
The pc version of the game on the vainglory website is NOT up-to-date. Download the game from steam.
The game might stop while downloading assets, making installation impossible: https://www.reddit.com/r/vainglorygame/comments/ej8fgt/i_cant_install_vainglory/
Out of the game
The leaderboard might be removed at the start of a new season. This is not a bug but intentional. It’s temporarily disabled while the new season info populates
From a SEMC developer: https://www.reddit.com/r/vainglorygame/comments/epdk3l/update_411_leaderboard/fejd67o/
Friend requests reappear every time you restart the app, even if you declined them. These may also be from random people who have never sent you a friend request.
Some people’s friend list will result full even though it isn’t.
The game might automatically scroll down in the guild members list until there is nothing to see. Other times, you might be unable to scroll back up, as it freezes for an instant and then places you back down.
Account level might be reset to a lower level (example, you’re level 24 but reset to 12)
Opening chests will freeze the game very often. Seems to happen very rarely on the pc version of the game. In particular, on mobile devices it’s guaranteed to happen if you open a chest before spoils of war
The screen rewards post match might not show up sometimes. You still get the rewards though (glory etc.)
Sometime you might open a chest and not see the animations that shows the items you obtained. When this happen, you still get the items. https://www.reddit.com/r/vainglorygame/comments/e28wmp/chance_boxes_dont_dont_give_all_chance_chests/
Sometime you might see duplicate blue prints. That’s just a glitch as obtain duplicates is impossible (they would be converted to essences). When you see a duplicate restart the app. DO NOT CRAFT your blueprint thinking to have multiple ones, or you’ll end up without any blueprint at all.
The academy videos won’t stop buffering on the android version, making them impossible to watch.
Long nicknames can make the UI awkward in the leaderboard
After a match, “my guild” in leaderboard does not show anyone and you need to restart the app.
Party chat often does not work. If you click RETRY it will NOT work, while often, if you wait without clicking RETRY the chat might start working after a few seconds
The game might crash on certain devices while trying to download all the assets. To solve the problem, you must copy the obb file from another installation and paste it into your phone at Internal Storage > Android > obb > com.superevilmegacorp.game
When you try to start the app again, it’ll continue the installation and work.
Old Battle Pass offer may still appear in the market behind the other offers. By clicking on it you’ll lose the ICE and receive enough back
Some older devices might have problems using the chats. The only one that will work is the one in a match, unless they lower the quality settings. This happened with phone model Z557BL
Black screen in the market section
If someone dies from Ringo C, the kill will not be given to Ringo but to the hero that died
Churnwallker chain might stay on the map until the end of the match, making always possible know Churnwalker’s position.
If you restart the game in select hero menu (casual or ranked draft), instead of the skin selection menu you’ll see a black line. You’ll automatically get the default skin.
When you click on Viola A button to open the ability description in-game, it won’t show the bonus HP.
Example: “225(+0 Bonus HP)”
You are still getting the increase from bonus HP and that’s just a visual bug.
Caine’s C will register the kill as of someone else, if a different hero from Caine hit the target before he was killed from the execution
In some circumstances, you might be unable to auto attack until you move your hero, even though you are in range for your basic attacks
Petal C healing does not get increased by capacitor plate
Silvernail C into wires might not stun the enemy, but making it fly over the wires
Ozo C switches target after activation
Some sounds of skills and basic attacks may turn off randomly during a match, or become extremely loud
Players queue for a game mode and end up in a different one (queue for ARAL ends up being ranked 5V5, 3v3 ranked becomes casual 5v5 etc.)
Unable to scroll properly in draft
The turrets may ignore targets in range. Not clear what triggers this. This happens in both 5v5 and 3v3 modes.
The character will often seems to be in a different place from where he truly is. This causes serious problems as you might miss skillshot or miss position
PC version may need a few minutes to load the match if the game is installed on HDD instead of SSD. This will happen every time you open the app.
In a private match, the game may be searching for a match, instead of start it. When this happen you need to remake the party. Wait for 30 seconds or so might also work.
On Iphone 8 plus the game might crash when using Ardan’s A on an ally https://www.reddit.com/r/vainglorygame/comments/eplwu8/whenever_i_vanguard_as_ardan_the_screen_starts/
When using B and recall on Celeste, she might glitch
The hitbox of turrets, armories and vain crystal is a bit awkward and does not match the figure shown in-game. Due to this, some skills, such has Skaarf ‘s B might miss even though to the player it appears has if he hit the target correctly
Varya might not be able to dash with her B, or her A activation might be delayed
Many heroes in-game stats are wrong. By example Alpha’s A in-game shows a range of 10.0 at all levels. However, outside of the game, in the hero page, on overdrive the range increase to 12.0
This is just a text error, the hero in-game will have a range of 10 pre overdrive, and 12 on overdrive.
Caine is missing skill type on all skills, and the range is wrong for B and C
The range of Koshka’s B activation is not listed anywhere
Catherine Legendary Talent: in ARAL, Catherine can use her C to put the enemies back in the base, the enemies won’t be able to move: https://vgforums.net/t/cath-ult-bug-in-aral/8272
SAW Rare Talent: SAW can’t destroys cams when in use. His basics will not hit any cam through its path, SAW also can not target cams (click on them)
Bugs that might have been fixed (no direct confirmation from devs, but after a certain update players reported to not have this problem anymore)
The game might randomly freeze in-game. This might be solved through a VPN