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Valorant: Quick Rank 2.0 Breakdown!

Hey there, Valorant veterans!
 
With the addition of Act 2 and the latest update, I wanted to breakdown a bit of the new Act Ranks that arrived. First off, unfortunately, most people’s ranks have been reset at this time, but on the positive side, many new ways of being commended for your skill is available now in Act 2’s system. The first of the details provided on this Act Rank is your immediate “Proven Skill”, which is your highest over-all achievement for that act. For example, if you succeed in a total of eight back-to-back gold victories, but then drop a few games later due to a sudden poor internet connection, your profile will still show off only those gold victories.
 
 
The new ranked system will also include specifically your highest ranked wins for the entire act, as well as your number of total ranked wings for the over-all Act. IF you’re worried about the seasonal idea of this, as I’m sure many are, don’t worry! While your rank will be reset with the coming of a new act, the previous season’s progress will be permanently contained in a solid emblem you can display on your profile at any time! I’ve provided an image of this below, so your hard-earned victories will always be there to show off.
 
 
At specific intervals through-out your ranked Valorant career, specifically 9, 25, 50, 75, and 100, the border on your Ranked emblem will change. These will also stick permanently once the Act ends, so be sure to try and get as high up in the ranks as possible! (Not like you weren’t going to try already.)
 
 
The most unfortunate part of this, as I mentioned earlier, is that your current ranks were already reset and if you haven’t gotten the chance to log in since the update, you’ll need to go ahead and do your placement games again. On the plus side, these games are following the Act 1 matchmaking idea, so there shouldn’t be too much of a change from the first placement games you played already. Once these placement games are completed, you’ll most likely be starting off a little lower in the Ranks than before, but don’t get discouraged! This is to help players find winnable games and get a kick-start to their new Rank as quickly as possible.
 
So, how far have some of you gotten in the new Act and have you gotten a shiny new Rank badge? Show it off in the comments!

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Valorant: Quick Rank 2.0 Breakdown!
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Valorant | Skye First Impressions

Skye’s release is soon to be upon us, and I can say, with full certainty, that Riot isn’t holding back their creative team with her kit. Whether or not she’ll be game changing is yet to be seen, but it’s clear that Skye is basically going to be a bunch of different agents mixed into one. That’s either a sure sign she’ll be overpowered with too much to offer or underwhelming with no true identity to grab onto.
All the same, we’ll be taking a look at her abilities and giving some early judgements on them as they might fit into the meta. Starting with her signature ability:
#GuidingLight

Upon using this ability, Skye throws out a little animal companion that acts as a flash grenade when reactivated. Nothing too crazy there, the animal can be controlled in a similar fashion to Jett’s smokes in mid-air, and can also be shot just as Reyna’s blinds can.
 
What’s interesting to note about this ability, aside from the fact that Skye can’t shoot her weapons while controlling it, is that the flash actually notifies you via audio when you’ve hit someone and when you haven't, meaning this ability actually acts more reliably as an info gatherer than a Pheonix or Reyna Flash.
 
It’s too early to tell whether or not the lack of shooting ability will hinder her usage in solo queue, but it’s more probable than not that professionals, who can organize a push in tandem with the flash’s entry, will be able to make more use of it than 5 rando’s. It may be worth mentioning that Skye can have up to three of these at a maximum.
 
In a vacuum, I’d this skill’s power level is a solid 7 or light 8 out of 10.
 
#Regrowth

Skye’s Regrowth ability allows her to heal all enemies within a moderate distance from her location. Needless to say, this ability is either going to be incredibly busted or horrible, depending on the number values Riot decides to stick her heals with.
 
Keep in mind, this agent is going to be released at a time when Sage has just been hit with the nerf hammer in a very significant way, and the fact that she can heal multiple people at once means that the total value accrued during or after skirmishes is always going to be incredible.
 
Even if Skye heals 20% less than a Sage would to any given target, it’s still the case that if she’s healing 4 people, that 20% difference won’t be able to stop Skye from accruing more value from heals than Sage ever could. Now maybe that is too unrealistic a situation to deem reasonable enough to assume would ever happen, but the same principle applies to even two people.
 
If there’s ever a meta where multiple people need to be healed often enough, Skye is going to be broken simply because of this ability.
 
9/10 strength, assuming the number values aren’t horrific.
 
#Trailblazer

Skye releases a pup from her location that she controls. During this time, Skye is unable to move or interact with anything. Skye can fire to trigger the pup’s leap, which will stun enemies it collides with. After which the player can retake control of Skye as normal.
 
Just to note, the stun is similar in effect to how Breach’s stun works, and lasts roughly 4 or 5 seconds. The pup can be shot just like a boom bot can, and will be picked up by most tracking devices, such as a Cypher camera’s tracking dart.
 
This ability, to me, screams info-gathering. I can’t imagine there is going to be many situations where-in you get to actually stun someone, since you have to sneak up on them and then LEAP as a big ol’ pup without them seeing you coming from a mile away. That said, the ability to peak a corner with no real threat of dying means that Skye is actually a great support in aiding her entry fraggers gain vision of the enemy before even having to peak a corner.
 
In fact, Skye seems to be really good at aiding every kind of player on her team, generally, but more on that later.
 
I give this ability a strong 8/10, the enemy shall rue the day they were forced to shoot an innocent pup just to stop my onslaught.
 
#Seekers

Skye releases up to three seekers which… seek the remaining enemies down. Upon finding the enemy and making contact with their hit box, a seeker will detonate, causing shortsightedness that lasts for roughly 4 seconds.
 
If you haven’t seen any play tests with this ability in action yet, imagine the plasma pistol from Halo shooting a fully charged orb at an enemy. Now imagine when that enemy moves side to side as a means to avoid it, the orb follows him or her perfectly. And I mean *perfectly*. If the enemy hides behind a wall, the orb will climb over it just to reach him. If the enemy runs away from 30 minutes, the orb will (theoretically) continue chasing him.
 
The orbs are easy to see and the perfect speed to follow as you hunt down your enemies. This is an ability that’s extremely powerful in the roster of a team who’s already winning, but be warned: A losing team who finds themselves outnumbered or outgunned will have a really difficult time making the most of this ability, given the fact that 3 blinded enemies are hard to kill if they’re protected by 2 healthy ones.
I give this ability a solid 7/10. It’s pretty, it’s original, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do without bordering anywhere near overpowered (as far as I can tell).
 
And yet again, I find myself repeating the old mantra again: this agent seems to be an info-gathering support.
 
This ultimate, even, is meant to find enemies as it’s primary power variable. The blind is great, but also niche. You’d have to be seeking enemies out to make use of it, whereas you’d likely want to hunker down and play safe as a Skye.
 
If I had to make a wild prediction, I’d say that, assuming Riot gives her solid values, Skye will find herself in the B-tier for solo queue on release, and Overpowered-Tier for professional play.
 
But only time will tell how accurate these assumptions are. Until that time does come,
 
GLHF.
-E

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Valorant | Skye First Impressions
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Valorant: Putting a Showstopper On Killjoy!

Hey there, Valorant folks!
 
So, Killjoy released just a few weeks ago and from what I’ve heard, she’s been living up to her name sake lately! So, instead of trying to help you give a guide on how to wreck with her, I’m going to give you a quick tip on how to counter each of her specific gadgets. We’re going to start with her Nanoswarm, costing her 200 credits and having two charges of them, this nasty little toy has enough bite to kill a player in roughly two seconds of ticking damage (Trust me, I did the math) so if you find yourself caught in it, you’ve got very little breathing room to try and escape it.
 
 
Your best bet is to try and locate the device before it goes off and use either your weapon or an ability to try and destroy it before Killjoy can catch you in its swarm. Some abilities will make this easier, such as the eye that cuts visibility, allowing you to move on the device without immediately getting shot, but there’s a risk to this that ties into another on of Killjoy’s gadgets.
 
Her Alarmbot (sounds like a World of Warcraft Gnome invention, if we’re going to be honest), can detect an enemy and with a blaring alarm reaction, will also leap and explode on the poor victim (that’s you, my dear reader), applying a debuff that will make any damage you suffer be doubled, very much like Viper’s own Fragile debuff. If the Killjoy player is smart, they’ll double up on the Alarmbot and the nanoswarm purely for the reason of, even if you destroy the Alarmbot, the Killjoy player is still alerted to your actions and will most likely detonate the nanoswarm to try and catch you before you can escape. If you’re still going to try and challenge this little toy, I recommend trying to pick it out of the scenery from a distance, so you’re not caught in any resulting gadgets that follow up its destruction.
 
 
Her next ability is her turret and while equally as destructive as her others, dealing with it is marginally easier, since the turret only has a frontal cone for its view. If you can spot the turret from a few paces away and from behind, very similar to Torb’s turret from Overwatch, you should be able to destroy the turret or simply avoid it and reposition your current movement around the threat. I’d also recommend keeping your team aware of its location, if possible, so someone doesn’t make the mistake you just avoided. This stands as a solid rule for most of Killjoy’s kit; remain extremely aware of your surroundings and be prepared to take an alternate route to the objective at a moments notice.
 
 
Finally, we have Killjoy’s ultimate, which is a trap built to confine a victim to a dome-shaped area and make them a prime victim for her listed abilities above. Luckily enough for you, the dome can be destroyed. The issue is, you’re running the risk of a nano-swarm going off while inside the dome and there’s little you can do without a means to escape. Abilities, weapons, any tool you’ve got to break the shield before Killjoy can capitalize on her trap is your best bet and to help a team-mate from outside if you know they’re stuck within. Team-work makes the dream work, as they say, and the coordination help you in the long run.
 
In conclusion, Killjoy easily brings some fun toys to the party but with enough patience and spatial awareness, you can avoid her traps and send the killjoy right back in her direction! If you guys know some other counters, let me know in the comments!

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Valorant: Putting a Showstopper On Killjoy!
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Great Sniping Spots on Valorant's New Map, Icebox!

Let me begin with a sad statement. Icebox is made to bully snipers. Yes, the map is filled with tons of long range opportunities. But, when I think of the “best” sniping spots, I’m thinking of spots where it’s tough to see enemies, give the sniper a huge advantage with positions they’re holding, and is also unpredictable. With that said, I found a couple of spots I recommend you use to get a huge advantage on the opponents. Also, some if not all of these spots will need an ability to help reach so keep that in mind when looking at the locations. Let’s get started!
 
1. Tunnel Ramp towards B (Offense or Defense)
 
 
This is a spot that requires an ability to reach. While players are watching the lower part of the tunnel to see if you’re coming or to check if you’re watching a planted bomb, you can easily throw them off with this phenomenal off angle. It’s an element of surprise that’s sure to throw someone off and give you an advantageous second against them.
 
2. Headglitch from A (Post-Plant)
 
 
This spot is pretty neat as it gives you a clear view of the window for anyone rotating towards A site AND if you look at the left side, there’s a spot you’ll see enemies from if they’re using the low-ground. It’s a strong head-glitch that can easily throw you off. The second picture is looking at the area you’ll have to get a headshot from just to get someone. Enjoy it!
 
 
3. “Anti Headglitch” (Defense)
 
 
This spot is on the upper portion above the headglitch spot. It gives you a sight on anyone going through the upper or lower part of the site, meaning you get the best of both worlds. Enemies holding against the wall close to you may be able to sneak by so make sure someone is covering the one area and you’re good to go!
 
 
4. On top of B Crate - (Defense)
 
This is a spot that will most likely only be possible to reach by Jett after two upwards bursts. If you hold the proper spot, you can get a HUGE off-angle on anyone going through the lower door. Also, moving slightly more to the right actually gives you a small gap to watch for anyone coming around the corner in the back of the alley. In the second picture you can barely see the little piece of a square which is where you’ll be located. It’s never going to be someone’s first spot to look, meaning you’re going to get the easiest shot of your life right here. Take advantage NOW!
 
 
5. Little White Crate (Defense, Post-Plant)
 
 
This spot requires you to get up into the big container and then use an ability WHILE CROUCHING IN THE AIR to cram onto the ledge of this little white box. You can’t get onto it so squish into the gap but this spot is so random that players will be baffled that you’d even attempt this. I include this spot because it gives a strange off angle that also gives you a big peeker’s advantage on approaching enemies towards B-Site. The only thing to watch is the doorway on the left which will see you much better. If someone’s covering that though then you’re set to play one of the strangest positions I could find.
 
Again… this isn’t a very sniper-friendly map if the element of surprise is your playstyle. Nevertheless, there’s almost always some sort of spot to play that’ll make you a lot better because of positioning. Is it going to remain this way? I have no clue. But for now let’s just keep looking for some more spots and see what we can think of!

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Great Sniping Spots on Valorant's New Map, Icebox!
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Valorant: Why Hold Your Power Back?

Hey there, Valorant folks!
 
Today, I wanted to talk to you guys briefly about the lack of ability usage in Deathmatch games. While I personally understand this decision, I also believe it’s a poor one for players who are trying to get a feel for the game through a somewhat-slower game mode. One could argue that this mode is meant to focus specifically around gun play and using the strategy of that, but I disagree, considering that the higher up modes all have abilities enabled.
 
 
If the player wanted to specifically focus on gun-play ( or melee looped in), then other hero shooters are available, such as Rainbow Six, which is 95% weapon play with the specific gadgets thrown in. Removing the unique ability kits from a scenario where showing ones true skill with them is most important just seems like a very poor decision to me.
 
The concept of balance is surely coming up in you guys’ minds, given how absolutely powerful some of the abilities in Valorant can be, using Viper as an example after her recent buff. Her poison clouds could lock down an area in a Deathmatch and prove extremely disruptive, but so could a very large number of other characters. Remove these aspects from the game over-all and you’re left with everyone using relatively the same weapons, as well as being stuck without any abilities to help learn and strategize around.
 
 
If you’ve managed to become a super sharp aim with your SMG or rifle for example in Deathmatches, that’s all well and good, but as soon as you go in to a legitimate game, you’ve got Viper’s poisons to deal with, the sight-stealing eyes and a whole colorful array of other abilities to deal with. This goes so far beyond the basic idea of aiming and shooting and encourages players to actually grow complacent with attacks and tricks they can’t predict as easily as a weapon being aimed at them. Not to mention the dullness that comes along with another basic hero-shooter mode.
 
 
Valorant’s entire story and variety revolves around the sheer amount of variety that comes along with its character abilities and I believe that excluding them from one of the most sought-after modes in the game’s short history is just a mistake and a missed opportunity.
 
What do you guys think? Leave abilities out of Deathmatch or put them in to show whose truly the best?

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Valorant: Why Hold Your Power Back?
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The Classic Ace | Valorant

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The Classic Ace | Valorant
The Classic Ace | Valorant
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Valorant's Vandal vs. Phantom: Which Should You Use?

A common misconception when it comes to Valorant’s two main rifles, the Vandal and the Phantom, is that each gun is relatively equal in power and that you should use whichever your more comfortable with as they are more or less interchangeable. This is far from the truth, and today we’ll be going over why that’s the case as we look at the attributes of both weapons.
 
#SprayPatters

As is widely known, the Phantom is going to give lesser accurate players an advantage with the Phantom as its spray pattern, while comparable to the Vandal’s, is far more forgiving for players who opt to spray over long periods of time.
The Vandal does punish players a lot more with its spray pattern that covers a significant amount of vertical distance over the course of its rise in a sustained burst of fire.
This puts the immediate favour in the hands of the Phantom, but is offset by its numbers when it comes to damage from a longer distance.
 
#Damage

The Phantom’s damage is only equal to that of the Vandal’s at a range of 15 meters or less. In short, the Phantom CANNOT one tap an armored opponent who is standing at a 16 meter distance from its shooter. To compile this issue with more problems, the damage is further reduced another tick when the target is being shot at from over 30 meters, where the damage to the head is capped at 124.
 
The Vandal’s damage is equal to the Phantom’s at 15 meters or less, but doesn’t lose any damage over any amount of distance.
 
The obvious usage here is the ability to hold or peak an angel that usually ends up in a long-distance firefight without needing to put multiple rounds into an opponent. Often times, this will mean that defender's should opt for the Vandal when playing passively.
 
#Utility

There’s another more nuanced benefit of running a Phantom over a Vandal, though. Said nuance can be found in the gun’s silencer and fire rate. Firstly, the silencer on the Phantom means that shooting through smoke, for example, won’t allow the enemies to spot where the shots are coming from since the bullets aren’t tracers. That is to say, simply, bullets fired from silenced weapons in Valorant are hidden from enemy sight. This means that a player sitting behind smoke can fire blindly into it and be relatively safe from return fire, while a player using an unsilenced weapon (the Vandal) would be giving his exact position away.
 
Another aspect of the Phantom that gives it an edge over the Vandal is its fire rate. At 11 rounds per second, the Phantom will give you nearly two more rounds of fire power per second over the Vandal, meaning your duels can be decided just a hair earlier. With that benefit working in tandem with the better spray pattern, it’s clear that the Phantom is going to, statistically, appear to be the better weapon in most situations at most elo’s.
 
So which should you use? Clearly, it’s obvious that both guns have their places in the game, but what criteria should be met before selecting either?
 
First, you need to have the money. After that obvious recommendation is out of the way, you need to understand what your role is in the team and where you’re going to be skirmishing with foes. Are you an entry fragger attacking long? Grab the Vandal. Are you an entry fragger moving through short? Grab the Phantom.
But there are other considerations to be made. Is Brimstone on your team? A Phantom won’t show it’s fire trajectory through smoke, so perhaps pick that up if you plan on moving through the blocked line of sight. Are you planning on being a spike planter? Again, the Phantom is likely your friend here since you want to be able to quickly react to multiple enemies coming to retake sight, and the fire rate and forgiving spray pattern helps immensely with that.
 
For defenders, I’d say you should almost always be taking a Vandal or an Operator with you on your sites. The only times this shouldn’t be happening is when you’re playing an eco round or trying to make an economic play while in the lead with a shotgun or SMG.
 
But remember, this is a game. If you don’t enjoy playing with one weapon (or both), play with whatever you want. Because if you’re not enjoying it, what’s the point?
 
GLHF,
-E

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