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Insane Valorant Ascent wall bang spot will catch your enemies off-guard

Published: 18/Jun/2020 6:46

by Brad Norton


Most of the weapons in Valorant are capable of shooting through walls to some degree. Many can pierce through thin surfaces, others can go through thicker slabs. Though a newfound spot on Ascent might be the most absurd wall bang to date.

If an enemy escapes from your direct line of sight in Valorant, there’s a good chance you can still find the pick. A few shots through almost any surface in the game, and damage will still follow through due to bullet penetration.

Many of these wall bang spots only really come into play once a round has progressed and attackers have started to make a push. Bucking that trend, however, a new spot has been uncovered on Ascent. One that could easily find you a multi-kill in the opening seconds of a round.

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Pushing through to the B site on Ascent could be made easier thanks to this new wall bang.

When attacking on Ascent, players can push right and wrap around to the A site, advance through the middle of the map, or rush onto the B site. If you’re going for the latter, there’s a good chance that enemies are already holding an angle right around the corner from the pre-round barriers.

With little cover in the space and just one corner to separate you, it can be difficult to make this strategy work. However, players can shockingly get kills before even pushing. As the round begins, a simple tap through a set of doors just out of the map, and multiple enemies could be dealt with in an instant.

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If a Defender is hanging around the corner at B, a wide array of weapons can be used to catch them by surprise. Without ever laying an eye on them, you can spray through these doors with an Odin, snipe with an Operator, or click heads with a Sheriff. 

Bullets fly straight through the surface and while they lose a slight amount of damage, a few shots are still enough to put anyone down.

Just be careful as trying the trick a few rounds in a row could eventually backfire. After all, enemies are more than capable of shooting back through the exact same spot.

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You may be surprised just how much damage certain weapons can deal through walls.

Without official comment from the developers at Riot, there’s no telling if this is an intended wall bang or not. It may be deemed too powerful and chalked from the game in the next big update. Or it could remain a devastating spot for you to be cautious of every time Ascent pops up in the rotation.

If you’re struggling with wall bangs across Valorant’s four maps, we’ve got you covered with an in-depth guide right here.


Valorant dev responds to players asking for map-specific queues

Published: 29/Nov/2020 1:30

by Alan Bernal


A Valorant developer gave weight to the idea of map-specific queues after Icebox’s mixed reception made it difficult for some to get any meaningful practice on the map.

Icebox has been a divisive addition to Valorant. There are some members of the community who swear it’s a great example of a tactical map that demands a thoughtful approach to Agent ability usage; and there are others who believe it’s the worst map to grace the game.

Unfortunately, people in either camp share the same matchmaking playlist. This presents a problem, at times, in which people who want to play Icebox can matchmake with someone else who will then dodge that particular map.

Luckily, there are discussions within Riot Games for a solution that could include special playlists that feature specific maps.

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Some players have been dodging Icebox too many times, and Riot might try to find a solution for it.

“Could you please put a separate queue so that we can quickly get some experience,” a message to Riot said. “I found it hard to get used to Icebox because people keep dodging so I can’t rack up the hours to get used to the map.”

Riot Insight and Strategy dev on Valorant, Coleman ‘Altombre’ Palm, responded with an encouraging word, noting how the idea is “a great suggestion and it’s something we’ve talked about ourselves as well.”

One of the last times Riot addressed map selection playlists was back in July, when Senior Producer Ian Fielding said from a competitive standpoint, separating the matchmaking pool wasn’t ideal for players.

“Splitting up matchmaking into separate map pools would reduce the overall players in our matchmaking pool,” Fielding said in an Ask Valorant blog. “Which not only slows down matchmaking, but makes it more difficult for us to produce fair matches.

“Given that, we currently don’t have plans to enable map specific selection for Matchmaking.”

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As disappointed as some players might have been, Altombre’s update has given some hope that Valorant could one day include these smaller matchmaking queues.

Although who’s to say it would look anything like the kind found in CS:GO. In League of Legends, Riot has people lock in a primary and secondary role to choose which one they get in a match.

In some instances, a player won’t get either. Moreover, if the system determines there’s a lack of sufficient players queuing for a certain role, then the game offers a brief reward for anyone willing to fill it.

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A map selector could be coming to Valorant, though it might not look what people are familiar in CS:GO.

A general idea like that could be applied to Valorant’s maps. Although tweaked to fit the concept, that could be a solution to let people choose which two locales they prefer, while maintaining the possibility of getting any map at the end of the day.

In either case, it sounds like Riot wants to tackle this issue in some capacity soon, and hopefully it results in a meaningful quality of life update for Valorant.