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Complete Valorant wallbang guide for Bind: Spots, angles, glitches, more

Published: 13/Jun/2020 17:03

by Andy Williams


Valorant is full of places that you can wallbang, providing you put the time in to learn all the spots. Fortunately, one YouTuber has done all the hard work for you, with this extensive Bind guide.

While being on the receiving end of a flurry of Agent abilities and can often catch players off-guard, there’s nothing better than one-upping your opposite number with a good old fashioned wallbang.

Used in almost every shooter, ‘wallbanging’ is a common tactic utilized by experienced players where they will shoot at a penetrable surface, in anticipation that enemy is lurking on the other side.

Valorant player at Reactor Site A on Bind.
Riot Games
Valorant’s maps are full of walls that can be shot through.

In Valorant, this is especially prevalent, considering that almost all areas on a map can be penetrated by bullets on three levels. In the buy menu, each weapon will be rated for its wall penetration (ranging from low to high) — all of which are detailed in our damage stats guide.

Your weapon’s penetration status will determine exactly what walls you can and cannot wallbang. Of course, a weapon with a ‘high’ wall penetration level will be able to go through some walls that ‘low’ penetration weapons cannot.

Luckily for all the budding Agents looking to improve their Bind game, SkillCapped has detailed exactly what areas of the map can be wallbanged — revealing a few nifty tricks along the way.

Alongside breaking down some handy spots in and around both Reactor Sites, the video also touches on angle disadvantage and how to counter a player attempting to wallbang you.

As well as the plethora of wallbang spots, the video explains how to execute the glitch that currently allows players to wallbang any wall in the game (as of Patch 1.01), providing they can hit a player’s hands/feet.

It’s worth noting that the glitch will most likely be patched by Riot Games in a future patch, so Agents looking to exploit the bug should so with caution.

While you may still be finding your feet in Future Earth, there’s no doubt that some of these savvy tricks will ensure that you can catch your opposition by surprise and stay one-step ahead of the game the next time Bind appears in your map rotation!


Radianite-infused Valorant Agent concept could dominate Episode 2

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:55

by Brad Norton


New Agents are always the most exciting thing in Valorant, and this remarkably detailed concept would be a perfect fit for the game’s second Episode coming up soon.

Since the release of Riot’s tactical FPS, we’ve seen one new character added into the mix with each new Act. Sticking to their intended schedule of releases, this means we can expect to see another fresh Agent at the beginning of Episode 2.

While we’re still a ways off, there’s no better time to theorize what the next addition could look like. What abilities would help push the game in a new direction? What kind of style should they have to stand out from the rest of the lineup? Well this incredible Agent concept answers those questions and then some.

Previous designs have captured the imaginations of the community and some have actually been quite close to what the developers were working on. The latest idea brings us ‘Mamuro.’ A Radianite-infused Agent with a shocking samurai aesthetic.

Mamuro: Valorant Initiator Agent concept

Valorant gameplay
Riot Games
One of Mamuro’s abilities makes your weapons deadlier than ever.

“Mamuro summons lightning bolts on the battlefield and smashes enemies without hesitation,” the Agent description reads. Not only do we have a visual of the character, but Reddit user ‘VisiblePerson’ has also provided a complete breakdown of the kit as well.

All of the abilities are unlike anything else in Valorant today. Some assist with movement, others stun, while the Ultimate is all about slaying. One factor is common across the board, however, lightning and thunder are Mamuro’s tools for the job.

Two of the abilities bring out Mamuro’s sword. Thunder Cutter is the first, allowing you to slash and dash through any given map. Similar to Genji from Overwatch, dashing deals 75 damage though it surprisingly lets you phase through walls as well. Rather than taking down foes, however, it might be best used to destroy enemy projectiles. You can take anything out “with one swing” and even negate the first shot fired from an opposing player.

Valorant concept
Reddit: u/VisiblePerson
The full concept from VisiblePerson on Reddit.

Rising Thunder is a 7-cost Ultimate that actually harms you before it can change the course of a round. Upon activating the ability, 50% of your health will be wiped out. In this process, you’re transformed into “an electric demon armed with a blade.” This blade lets you move faster than usual, gives you a whopping 250HP, and lets you slash away at foes with 50 damage per strike.

  • Ability 1 (Q) – Overload: EQUIP a discharge of electricity and upgrade different types of weapons. LMB – Upgrade ally. RMB – Upgrade yourself. (Pistols mark enemies, SMG & AR Damage increased by 10%, Rifles reload faster)
  • Ability 2 (E) – Thunder Cutter: EQUIP a blade of thunder and defeat enemies or destroy a projectile flying at you. LMB – Dash with the blade and deal 75 damage. Makes a loud sound and allows you to move through walls. RMB – Destroy an enemy projectile with one swing of the blade or protect yourself from the first shot of an enemy.
  • Signature Ability (C) – Heaven Roar: EQUIP a paper version of the map you’re playing on. Select where you want to send lightning and press RMB. After a 1.5 second cast time, the lightning strikes, dealing 40 damage and blinding enemies. Blind lasts 1.5 seconds.
  • Ultimate Ability (X) – Rising Thunder: EQUIP a blade of thunder and sacrifice 50% of your health to transform into an electric demon. You’ll be armed with a blade that deals 50 damage per hit and allows you to move 1.5x faster than usual. This also gives you 250 health and increases your damage with each kill. This Ultimate ends after 20 seconds without a kill.
Overwatch gameplay
Similar to Genji from Overwatch, Mamuro can dash in Valorant, though with a serious downside that reveals your position.

With such unique movement and devastating effects, there’s no denying Mamuro would shake up the game. Could this Agent be a little overpowered? There’s no real way of telling without seeing it in the mix. Though as with every new character, the community will find new ways to work around the innovative kit.

Episode 2 is still a little while away, so don’t expect to see another new Agent until then. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about the next major update.