Overpowered Viper wall strat in Valorant blocks off entire bombsite - Dexerto

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.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.