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Absurd Valorant ‘runboost’ trick lets Jett launch allies across the map

Published: 12/May/2020 7:44 Updated: 12/May/2020 9:22

by Brad Norton


Valorant players have uncovered a ridiculous ‘runboost’ movement trick that allows Jett to launch her teammates across huge chunks of any given map.

Tactical movement is key in Riot’s new FPS. Peeking around a corner at the wrong moment or sprinting through the middle of the map could cost you a round.

However, a new trick involving Jett appears to buck all trends and throw caution to the wind. Here’s how you can launch your teammates across the map in Valorant.

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Jett’s unique movement abilities have a surprising benefit.

While jumping in front of an allied Jett as she activates her Tailwind ability, Agents can be sent forward with a great deal of momentum.

From the moment barriers drop at the beginning of a round, this surprising interaction can boost players straight towards enemies.

If your reactions are on point, you can keep the momentum going forward with pinpoint bunny hops. Allowing you to zoom around corners and aggressively push through choke-points like never before.

There’s an expected timing that comes along with attacking teams. A few seconds after each round begins, players are often lining up their sights and holding a certain angle.

Very rarely would anyone have the reaction speeds to adjust their aim and snap onto a Jett-boosted enemy. There’s simply no other way to match this movement in Valorant.

While the unexpected play could land you a few early picks, it will leave you out in the open. Don’t expect any supporting fire or healing from teammates for at least a few seconds after the crazy burst of speed.

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You can easily boost through to Haven’s garage using this trick.

The term ‘runboost’ was popularized in Counter-Strike as players stand atop one another to gain increased movement. While Valorant does take inspiration from Valve’s FPS title in many ways, there’s no telling if this similar Jett boost is intended or not.

Perhaps it will be patched out in the near future. Or, maybe it’s here to stay as some high-level tech for Jett-mains. Here are 15 of our own tricks that you can employ to help rank up in Valorant’s competitive playlist.


How to watch Valorant Red Bull Home Ground: Stream, schedule & more

Published: 21/Jan/2021 15:50 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 16:33

by Alan Bernal


Red Bull’s Valorant Home Ground invitational is bringing a new format to Future Earth. Europe’s best teams will go head-to-head for the first time in 2021 to compete for the lion’s share of $29,000.

  • Teams like G2 Esports, Team Liquid & more competing
  • Cash prize pool of $29,000
  • Teams select their favored map as their ‘home ground’ for the event

Valorant’s esports scene has been quiet for too long, so when Red Bull: Home Ground was announced with some of Europe’s best teams, the excitement soon snowballed.

Revolutionizing how matches unfold, Red Bull have added introduced the concept of ‘home ground’ advantage to Valorant. Teams select their own preferred map before the event kicks off, and that will act as their permanent pick for the event.

Red Bull Home Ground: Stream

The event will be streamed via Red Bull’s official Twitch channel, where they will also upload VODs of the action after it unfolds.

Red Bull Home Ground: Format & schedule

An open qualifier will run from January 23-24, where one team will battle for a chance to face Europe’s best.

From here, the main event will unfold between January 28-31, where the qualifier will battle it out against the other teams listed below.

Each match is a best-of-five, unless a team wins on both their map choice and the opponents (dubbed their ‘home ground’) — therefore ending the series at 2-0.

As soon as the times are locked in, the schedule will be right here for you.

Red Bull Home Ground: Teams

Event favorites G2 Esports will be debuting with their new fifth member, Aleksander ‘zeek’ Zygmunt. Meanwhile, Ninjas in Pyjamas will be looking to cause an upset with former CS:GO pro, Kevin ‘Ex6TenZ’ Droolans.

Team Players
G2 Esports Ardiis Mixwell paTiTek pyth zeek
Team Liquid ec1s Kyyptix L1NK ScreaM soulcas
Ninjas in Pyjamas rhyme CREA chiwawa Jady Ex6TenZ
SUMN FC Boaster doma Mistic Moe40 tsack
Futbolist marqnue mag0o mojj SasuKe STERBEN
Guild Esports bonkar Yacine ziz draken Sayf
Special Guest x x x x x
Open Qualifier  x x x x x