18 Jul 2021 11:29 PM +00:00

How Get Better In VALORANT

VALORANT is a tough game to get into. It's built on the bones of Counter-Strike, a notoriously unforgiving shooter, and adds in characters with unique effects, too.

Persevere, though, and Riot's shooter quickly becomes a cornerstone of any PC gamer's rotation of games - and since it's free, you've got nothing to lose.

Here's how to hone your skills and improve at VALORANT.

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Practice Makes Perfect

It may sound obvious, but the game's firing range is a great place to practice those wrist flicks and headshots.

The mode offers the entire range of weaponry, as well as customisable target spawn rates, making it ideal for a warm-up even if you're an expert.

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Try Other Modes

If you're struggling to hit a barn door with a banjo, why not try Deathmatch? I love it.

It sounds bizarre to try and pit yourself against other players in a free-for-all when you're not the most confident gunslinger, but by allowing respawns, random spawn points, and your choice of weapons, it's a great way to get used to the game - albeit without using abilities.

Then there's Spike Rush, which restricts players to a set weapon in fast-paced, objective-based modes. It's a nice preamble to the game's standard bomb-planting mode, and is well worth a try if you can't stomach going the full 45-minutes for a single game.

Key Tips

Here are some considerations for upping your game in VALORANT, particularly if you're a newcomer.

  • Avoid running where possible. Holding shift while moving will allow you to move slowly, and more quietly. You'll also be more accurate.
  • Stop, drop, and pop. Where possible, if you're approaching an enemy consider stopping, crouching and firing. Firing while moving is a surefire way to fire all around an enemy without hitting them.
  • Armour is crucial - be sure to buy it when you get a chance before rounds.