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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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