Simple Valorant trick lets you boost teammates like in CSGO - Dexerto

Simple Valorant trick lets you boost teammates like in CSGO

Published: 18/Jun/2020 20:53

by Alan Bernal


Valorant doesn’t exactly let players boost each other to high places like they can in CSGO, but there’s a slick workaround that can give a similar effect that’s been found on maps like Bind and Ascent.

Instead of Agents being used as a temporary platform which people can safely and reliably climb to get to higher angles, people are basically squeezing under their teammates by crouching as they jump to achieve a boost.

This is a kind of makeshift boost, since Agents typically just slide off the top of other’s character model if they try to stack on top of each other.

Some people know this trick as a ‘head boost,’ but there are some spots throughout different maps that could make it harder to pull off than others.

The trick is simple: the boosted player backs themselves into a corner next to the ledge they want to elevate themselves on and starts to jump. Meanwhile, a teammate needs to crouch under them so that the other Agent catches on top of the player model.

This multi-step boost will require the person providing assistance to stand from their crouch position once their ally manages to jump again in mid-air.

The extra elevation from the standing player will give them just enough height to make it to the top of the desired platform.

YouTuber ‘Brush’ showed how it can be a helpful trick to learn on Ascent since it lets players boost to the A site boxes without using an ability, and is fairly quick to achieve – even in a mid-round setting.

An adaptation to the trick lets players ditch the need for a corner by pinching one person in between two other teammates. YouTuber ‘AmbushTricks’ showed how players can get crafty with these tricks to set up traps for the other team.

This can obviously be a bit overkill since it demands the attention of over half the team to pull off, but it can net a quick kill in certain scenarios.

Valorant gives people a ton of tools to work with, and, using a bit of intuition, they can discover ingenious ways to play around the game’s mechanics for sneaky outplays.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
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Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.