Communication is key to any tactical shooter—and VALORANT is no exception.
The ability to hit headshots is important, but knowing the ins and outs of each of the game’s maps and communicating properly with your team is irreplaceable.
You don’t need to be a headshot machine if you know how to take the upper ground, rotate, and outmaneuver your opponents. If you don’t know your callouts and you can’t recite them off the top of your head, you’re simply wasting your potential.
Here’s every callout in VALORANT.
Ascent is akin to Counter-Strike’s De_Dust 2. It has a simple layout with a midsection, an A, and a B bombsite. But what makes it stand out are its chokepoints and its alcoves. A few callouts to take into consideration include Catwalk, A, and B lobby. It’s a defense-heavy map that requires coordination from both sides.
The attackers have multiple options when it comes to Bind. A few of the more common callouts and chokepoints on the map include Hookah, a room full of hanging water pipes leading up to the B bombsite, and Showers, a bathroom area toward A.
Haven is a three bombsite map, with many options when it comes to attacking and defending. The middle of the map has two especially vital callouts. There’s T Mid Doors, leading up to Garage and the C bombsite, and Mid Countyard, directly in front of B. Around this area, there’s also Mid Windows, which is a common spot for the attackers, and B-box, where the defenders lie in wait.
Icebox, VALORANT’s latest map, features two bomb sites and horizontal zip lines. It’s a large snow-covered map with a unique direction. There are tight angles and choke points, longer sightlines, and numerous elevated positions. It’s the perfect map for aerial agents like Jett, Omen, and Raze, rewarding adaptive play and quick aim.
Split is another defender-sided map with little to no room for error for the attacking side. B and A main are two of the most important callouts on the map since the attackers prioritize these areas. If the attackers can breach B or A main successfully, planting the bomb is guaranteed.
The defenders will often sit on B Rafters, otherwise known as Heaven, or the back of A. There’s plenty of options, though, with the defenders having the pick of the litter.
This article will be updated when more maps are introduced to VALORANT.
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