Valorant How-To: Some of the Best Strategies to Use Right Now

Published 05/12/2021, 12:41 PM EDT


With the latest shift that has taken place in the development of Valorant, it is clear that the devs at Riot Games are starting to encourage more and more diverse gameplay. The community had been complaining about the lack of variety in the gameplay for a long time. Finally, for the past few Episodes, Riot has been trying its best to fix it. This is evident from the latest map additions in the game, which are quite different from the earlier ones. The previous maps in the game follow a more straightforward lane-based layout, akin to the ones in MMORPG titles. However, devs have come out of the League of Legends hangover in terms of maps, and it only makes sense that the players step up their game as well.

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With the introduction of the latest map, Breeze, Valorant is opening up new possibilities when it comes to coordination between teammates. In addition to this, we have the latest limited-time mode Replication, which has taken imaginative gameplay strategies to a whole new level.

It is clear that Riot Games is trying to build and nurture the competitive ecosystem and the community of Valorant at a level higher than its MMORPG sibling.

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Some of the best strategies to use in Valorant right now

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Now, with these new maps, keeping at most two dualists on the team has become the basic rule of thumb. The game has a pretty good balance when it comes to its weapon and agent rotation. It is only wise to make good use of this balance on your team as well. Most teams aim at having at least one healer on the roster, preferably Sage. If you have a Skye on your team, it is best to use her as recon and fire support. Sage, on the other hand, can help hold the fort as well, while functioning as the medic.

It is crucial to know exactly which dualist to choose that will be best for the team. The abilities of the other players on your team are significant in this decision. For instance, it does not make sense to have Yoru and Phoenix on the same team, unless you want a flash-filled redundancy. Furthermore, the presence of Yoru makes Phoenix redundant. On the other hand, Yoru can function better as a lurker than a dualist. It is best to pair Yoru with the explosive power of Raze or the self-sustaining killing machine Reyna.

When it comes to weapons, it is best to select your favorable one beforehand and plan your gameplay accordingly. If you aim for the Operator Sniper Rifle, it is best to eco the first two rounds. Since the first round is a pistol one anyway, you can stick to the Classic. We would suggest you go with Ghost the following round, and SMGs the next. Once you have enough creds to last you a few rounds, even after buying the Op, go for your coveted sniper rifle.

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Needless to say, all this will fall apart very quickly if your own skill fails to catch up. Remember, practice is key.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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