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Summit1g explains why Valorant’s aiming makes it too easy to get kills

Published: 23/Apr/2020 11:43

by Joe Craven


Twitch powerhouse Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has explained why Valorant’s current aiming system does not do enough to punish players, especially when they are moving and shooting.

As Valorant’s closed beta approaches a month old, many players are still doing their best to gain access to Riot Games’ FPS. However, for those who have had sustained access, a general consensus is emerging as to changes players want to see Riot implement.

With nearly ten years at the top of Twitch, summit1g is uniquely qualified to comment on aspects of the game that need adjustment. He has previously commented on the watchability of Valorant but, on April 22, turned his attention to the game’s aiming system.

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Valorant’s closed beta has been acclaimed by those who have managed to get access.

Summit was in the game’s shooting range, when he quickly realized that Valorant does not penalize players for strafing while they aim. Despite strafing and counter-strafing fairly quickly, the veteran streamer’s crosshair did not expand in size.

“This right here is hogwash,” he said. “That’s just ridiculous. Look how accurate that is, you see that? See that. Why? Why? Why? In a game that should be like this to shoot – you should be having to counter-strafe to shoot like that. That’s where the skill comes into Counter-Strike.” 

While most games punish players for aiming while they are moving, Valorant, at least in its current beta build, has no such feature. Essentially summit is arguing that it’s too easy for players to hit shots while strafing, and there is no sufficient punishment for aiming while moving. 

“It’s like, your ability to counter-strafe,” he continued, “accurately make decisions around corners, get punished for your problems, you’re not gonna get as punished when you’re going like this.” 

“Counter-strafing is not very good in this game either, it stops on a dime far too quickly,” he finished. “There’s no reason to it… you can just shift right when you stop. In fact, someone was telling me yesterday… that some people were binding their shoot and their walk button to the same bind.” 

With Valorant only in its beta, we can expect a multitude of changes before it receives a wide release. However, the changes summit is requesting would see a near overhaul of the game’s current strafing mechanics to stop players from being able to move back and forth while maintaining laser-like accuracy. It’ll be interesting to see what changes, if any, Riot decide to make.


Summit1G explains the biggest issue with Valorant’s Stinger

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:09

by Jacob Hale


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar is a fairly accomplished gamer in many realms and genres — but he has vowed to never use the Stinger SMG in Valorant ever again after a rough go of it.

Riot Games’ first foray into the first-person shooter genre has been a success, with many top streamers and pro players from other games immediately falling in love with the gameplay and making the switch to it.

Obviously, while the game is fun, that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, as any player will attest to, whether it be the Agents’ abilities, bugs, or weapons in the game.

Now, Summit has had it with one particular gun: the Stinger SMG. And he’s promised to never use it again.

Valorant Stinger
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The Stinger is commonly regarded as one of the worst weapons in the game.

While playing as Omen on Haven, Summit’s team was taking a beating, down 11-3, and he decided to buy the Stinger to see if it can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

As luck would have it, his team did actually win the round — no thanks to Summit’s Stinger, though.

“That’s not my aim, that gun sucks d**k,” he said, as his chat started laughing at some of his missed shots. “You shoot that gun for three bullets before it just does what it wants. I will never buy that gun again, dude. I don’t know how people play like this.”

As specified in our guide to the very best weapons in Valorant, the Stinger is arguably one of the worst guns in the game.

The Spectre SMG is far more favorable in its class, so we’ll likely see Summit opt to use that more in the future if he wants a submachine gun and to rush into the thick of the action. At the very least, we know full well that he won’t be touching the Stinger again unless it gets a considerable buff.