Valorant continues to be one of the most popular team shooters with good prospects in eSports.
Such success is achieved not only due to the fact that successful experience in CS GO was taken as a basis, but also due to a number of features that expand the potential capabilities of such gameplay.
You will be able to choose your unique agent, who, in addition to the capabilities of the shooter, will also use skills that will contribute to each round and the match as a whole, on which your Valorant rank boost depends.
To progress in Valorant as a player and increase your rating in order to meet stronger and more interesting opponents, you need to learn how to choose those agents whose skills will be useful to the team at the moment, understand the economy and be able to understand the opportunities that your opponents and your allies will have for the next round and of course understand tactics, know timings and be able to make decisions on time.
These are special heroes who have several skills that can and should be combined with small arms and grenades to gain opportunities to win rounds.
Agents can be divided into attacking, reconnaissance, lurking, and supporting agents.
You can choose any unoccupied character, but try to combine them in a balanced way, and not just randomly.
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Agents and their strengths
The hero is a scout who is armed with a special bow that can use arrows to deal damage and explore areas.
When you fire an arrow, it bounces off the walls and embeds itself in them, giving an overview of everything happening to the left and right of it until a new arrow is released, or until it is destroyed.
A scout and drone master who sets up cameras and traps throughout the map to knock out opponents and always try to know their plans for proper interaction.
The enemy can jam and destroy your sources of information, so you should always try to be creative, or distract enemies from surveillance equipment and your traps, or place them in such a way that it would be impossible to avoid them without marking your positions.
The fastest hero who can also be a scout and an attacking hero, that is, quickly move around the map and look for single opponents, whom he can eliminate with the help of throwing knives or small arms.
You can use your dash for a quick attack, or vice versa, to escape from opponents.
The hero is more defensively oriented because she can create and use various turrets and other installations that will attack enemies until they are destroyed, which will help in holding positions in sites during defense, or after installing a spike.
A strong attacking character who uses several powerful moves to assist in assaults and defense of bombsites.
You can use smoke to reduce the visibility of your actions in attack or defense, preventing enemies from entering the spike installation point.
When using smoke, remember that they greatly interfere with the team that will enter through it due to the mechanics, that those players who come out of the smoke are more noticeable than those with whom they engage in battle, and if you act carelessly, you can lose half the team just when coming out of the smoke.
You will have a unique skill that allows you to select a visual point on the map and direct artillery fire at it, which will work a few seconds after activation.
An initiator hero who can be the first to start a battle and confuse the players of the enemy team.
You will be able to jump into a certain area and create complete darkness around it, which will make it difficult for enemies to orient themselves to what is happening around them.
This is a support hero who is very effective and if none of the allies chose her, then it would be better for you to take this agent yourself.
She can use her skills to build barricades to break or bypass opponents, heal the wounded, and even resurrect the dead when activating a special sphere.
If you want to better understand the mechanics of Valorant and understand what wins in rounds and matches depend on, you need to understand the economic component of the entire project and when you need to buy certain weapons and why.
There are starting ones, depending on the team, with a silencer, without it, and armor-piercing ones.
The pistol is used as a secondary weapon both in the first rounds at the start of the match and after changing sides.
An armor-piercing pistol is needed for enhanced rounds, when you don’t have enough money for a full-fledged rifle, but you want to try to turn the tide of the match in your favor.
This is a cheap, but weak in damage weapon, which has a lot of ammunition and brings triple the amount of money for killing an enemy, which is what you need to use and buy it, knowing that the enemy will play the economic round – against an assault weapon, an automatic weapon will have little chance.
There are two types – an analogue of the M4 and an analogue of the AK, where each player chooses from two variations based on the principle of accuracy or lethal damage.
In fact, in order to increase your boosting rank in Valorant, it is better to be able to shoot with both.
This is a slow-firing, but very expensive and lethal weapon, and it is advisable to have a sniper on the team because one-shot kills with proper skill are a good and profitable format for betting on it.
Not all of the heroes’ unique skills will be available immediately, or available at all – some of them can be purchased or obtained by doing a series of kills. But in order not to let the team down and not to rely on accidents that may not happen, it is better to always leave money for important game areas with skills like resurrection for Sage.