Valorant Tips and Tricks
Valorant has been one of the most popular FPS shooters of this year. With its release in June, the game quickly cemented itself as a legitimate competitive shooter. If you’re looking to improve at Valorant, or want to improve your rank, look no further. Here a few Valorant Tips and Tricks to help you improve at the game.
Improve your Mechanics
Your mechanics are probably one of the most important aspects of any FPS game. If you’re looking to improve at Valorant you’re going to first want to work on your mechanics. By improving your mechanics, you’ll learn to become self-sufficient and survive by your means. Mechanics is broken down into multiple aspects.
If you want to improve at Valorant, the first thing you’ll want to work at is your aim. Aiming is important in any FPS game as it will allow you to quickly dispatch enemies and win more gunfights. You’re able to improve your aim in a multitude of ways, whether it’s going into the practice mode and shooting bots, or using a third party aim trainer like Aim Labs, you should work on not only your flicking but your tracking as well. Third-party aim trainers like Aim Labs have a plethora of different exercises that train different aspects of aim such as flicking, tracking, reaction time, strafing, etc.
While there is some variance while spraying, the initial pattern of each gun is generally the same. To learn each gun’s spray pattern you’ll want to shoot at a wall without moving your mouse. The bullets will move up a certain way. Next, shoot again but move your mouse in a way that counteracts the spray, this will allow most of the bullets to hit the center of a target. Learning spray control is important when you’re fighting multiple enemies and need to spray transfer. Learning proper spray control may also aid you if you miss the initial first few shots to the head.
Learning crosshair placement is also an important aspect of mechanical skill. Having your crosshair at head level at all times will decrease your time to kill. This will reduce the amount of flicking and micro-movements you’ll have to do before killing an enemy. The faster you kill an enemy the less time they have to react to kill you. Having proper crosshair placement will also enable you to kill enemies easier.
Utility is also an important aspect that you’re going to have to learn if you want to improve at Valorant. Learning the correct smokes, walls, turret spots, etc is going to make it easier for your team and for you to succeed. Utility is often overlooked in lower ranks but can make a huge difference if used correctly. Go into a practice map and try out different lineups. You can also refer to smoke and utility guides online if you need to.
As we all know Valorant isn’t a solo game. It’s a game that involves teamwork and coordination. While you individually may be self-sufficient, the team may not mesh together, you’ll want to work in unison if you want to improve not only as an individual but as a team.
While this may be an obvious tip for many, learning correct callouts and specific callouts may help a lot of players. If you’re playing as a team of five you may also be able to specify micro callouts that may change the tide of a round.
Understand your Role
If your role is to enter, frag, and kill as many opponents as possible, then so be it. But if you’re a laid back character that needs to set up the site for your team you might want to do that instead. Each player has a different role that affects the outcome of the game. At its core, Valorant is an FPS shooter, where players eliminate each other. But it’s also surrounded by a whole bunch of team play and coordination. By playing your role you’re not only aiding yourself but your team as well.
Sometimes just Let it Go
If your team seems frustrated or seems a bit toxic after a round, you want to just let it go. The last thing you want to do is to rile up your team causing more confusion, rage, and hatred towards one another. Keeping everyone under control and coordinated will boost morale and make your team more efficient. Attempt to calm everyone down and dial everyone back in if such an event occurs, this will help your team not only in the short run but in the long run as well.