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Insane Valorant strat lets Viper take complete control of Ascent site

Published: 25/Jun/2020 2:14

by Alan Bernal


An impressive strat with Viper has been discovered in Valorant that lets her completely overtake the B site on Ascent with relative ease.

The toxic Agent has two powerful abilities that she can switch on and off. When used in tandem, her Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen can immediately open up a direct path to a site or objective without giving an opponent a chance to retaliate.

However, as people are still tinkering with Valorant’s mechanics and getting better at the tactical shooter, reliable lineups for Viper’s abilities are in high demand to have explosive gameplans at the ready.

Luckily, user ‘Cqrbon’ found easy ways to connect her wall and throwable gas emitter in a way that blocked out crucial lines of sight for defenders to effectively react against.

Viper Ascent B Site One Way Execute from VALORANT

“This setup completely blocks vision from the right side and creates a one-way smoke [toward Defender spawn] while also preventing mobile characters from sitting perched on the CT ledge,” Cqrbon explained.

By using the center tile and the subtle elements of the HUD, people can actually make great use of this position to find easy connections onto the B site.

First thing is first, make sure to have a teammate near you to hold any potential Defenders from pushing up. While the lineups are great, it’s advisable to throw the Poison Cloud first since it requires a bit more time to get right.

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Viper can overtake a site in Valorant with by using precise executes.

After setting it up like Cqrbon instructed, go to the near wall to properly cut off the Market and Spawn positions with Toxic Screen.

To finish off the set-up, there are a myriad Snake Bite spots that can spell doom for someone holding onto certain positions.

Valorant boasts an array of different Agents, each with their own tools to overtake a site. Viper is a master of disrupting the enemy team with calculated ability uses and punishing AoE weapons that takes away important vision.

As people get more accustomed to tactical play in matchmaking, tips on how to take Valorant’s sites like these will be invaluable for players to add to their arsenals.


TenZ finds strange Valorant mechanic that ends Phantom vs Vandal debate

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:18 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 1:00

by Alan Bernal


The debate on whether to use the Vandal or the Phantom in Valorant is effectively over for Cloud9 ace Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo after he saw that the latter can easily kill while moving.

Unlike counter-strafing, which lets players pull off quick stop-and-move kills, TenZ was made aware of the Phantom’s incredible accuracy while moving at a “full running sprint.”

“(I was playing against a pro team) and I swear that I got running-Phantom’d so many times that I actually tried doing it myself,” he explained. “And it actually works really well. But it’s at a certain distance where it’s actually viable.”

There has been a ton of talk among the Valorant community of instances where running headshots were happening at a surprising rate. And TenZ was equally shocked to see that it was easily reproducible in the game.

The Cloud9 pro thought he was accustomed to CS:GO’s shooting mechanics that makes hitting a player unrealistic if you’re moving, in most cases. That isn’t the situation with Valorant, however, since the Phantom gets good shots off at 5-10m away, according to TenZ.

“I like the Phantom way better than the Vandal now, I’ve joined the dark side,” he said. “This gun is just, honestly, way better. One thing that you can do with the Phantom that you can’t do with the Vandal (is get a kill while) full running sprint.”

The important distinction to make is that the Phantom gets really inaccurate while moving, like most of Valorant’s arsenal; however, at a certain distance, the spray generally remains in the local vicinity of where you want to shoot, which makes running while spraying a lot more forgivable.

“I’m actually going to (use this) until Riot pulls their s**t together and make it so you shouldn’t be able to running spray consistently. I feel like you should be able to running spray every once in a while,” TenZ added, astonished.

The C9 star has his pros & cons for the Vandal and Phantom, but this mechanic seems to have pushed the scale over in favor of the silenced-rifle.

It’s unclear if the Valorant devs made this an intentional and distinct feature to the Phantom. But until there’s a significant change, TenZ has his preferred pick between the two.