Overpowered Viper wall strat in Valorant blocks off entire bombsite

Published: 11/Apr/2020 0:16

by Bill Cooney


A new opening strategy for Valorant’s toxic Agent Viper allows her to basically cut off an entire site or area of the Split map from view of the defending team.

Viper deploys a variety of abilities that can control the battlefield and cripple the enemy team’s vision, all based around her toxic poison.

This new strategy uses her ‘Toxic Screen’ ability, which sends out a long line of gas emitters that can generate a tall wall of gas which players can walk through, but not look through.

This lineup is hard to learn but 100% reproducible. (Viper wall on split) from VALORANT

The clip above has been making the rounds and it shows how Viper can use the screen on the Split map to effectively divide the A Point completely in half.

From the attacking side, she fires the ability over the roofs to cut off the corner and high ground views of the A Point, and the route leading up to it.

If you think the trick looks easy though, think again, because you’ll have to line it up exactly right in order to get the desired effect. Luckily for us though, Reddit user ‘thelordofhell34,’ who originally posted the clip, also included a basic tutorial on how to pull it off.

Players should look for the corner of the grey building to start aiming for this move.
  1. Line up the corner of the right-hand building with the right-hand side of the skyscraper’s triangle. This is the hard part of the line up. The best approach is to line the corners up and then move it up slightly until it is in the position shown in the picture above.
  2. Aim the crosshair in line with the top gray part of the skyscraper (horizontally) where it intersects with the 3rd white line from the bottom.
This is the spot you should aim to deploy the Poison Screen to get the desired effect on Split.

3. If all is lined up correctly, you should see this on your minimap. The top left corner should line up with the edge of the window.

After you send the ability out, all that’s left to do is advance on the point to see if you got things right. Whether or not you actually win the round though, is all up to how your team plays off of your brilliant opening.

The Redditer who came up with this technique advised players to practice it in custom matches, as that is the best way to master it without having to deal with the enemy team trying to eliminate you at all times.

For more guides like these and in-depth looks at each of the Agents, make sure to check out our ‘Everything you need to know about Valorant’ hub here.


Valorant players demand Ascent rooftop fix after Raze “super boost” breaks the game

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Raze “super boost” taking the Valorant community by storm has resulted in players pleading with Riot Games to fix the rooftops on the Ascent map.

Boosting is a controversial, yet intriguing part of most tactical shooters and Valorant is no exception, with players using character models or tricks with abilities to reach new heights.

However, one such boost may be too game-breaking for its own good, leading players to call for Riot to remove it from the game.

The so-called “very illegal” boost was posted to the Valorant subreddit by user Nikkyy and shows how Raze can access positions that make her the most lethal threat in the game.

‘Very illegal’ Raze boost on Ascent from VALORANT

Basically, by performing a satchel boost with her Blast Packs in combination with her Showstopper Ultimate, Raze can travel insane distances. And while it can take a lot of practice to get this right, the end result can be devastating for enemies.

After performing a satchel boost to get on top of a wall on Ascent, players can perform the super rocket boost with the Showstopper to essentially reach the skybox and fire down onto unsuspecting players.

As you can see in the clip, the entire enemy team was like fish in a barrel and fell one-by-one to the Raze player who had a great line of sight from so high up. In the end, the player only died because they started tunnel-visioning on another Agent.

Even the player’s own teammates were shocked at the clip, as they can be heard saying “what the f**k Raze?”

In the comments, users started calling on Riot to fix the map. “These boosts on Ascent rooftops need to be fixed asap,” one remarked.

“This is very illegal. Tremendously illegal. There hasn’t been a more illegal boost,” another added, seemingly mimicking the talking habits of a former Celebrity Apprentice host.

Hopefully, with how much attention the post has received, the devs investigate the issue and prevent the boost from being an issue before it starts affecting more ranked matches.