Playing Valorant for the first time can seem difficult if you don't understand the game. You might not know the first things to do or how the game works, and what's expected of you. If you're in that position now, this absolute beginner's guide to Valorant will help you. 

We will talk about the gameplay, available agents and the beginner-friendly ones to choose from. We will also discuss the modes and the available weapons for beginners to explore at first. But before you jump in to play the game, take a detour to for advanced tools that will help you more in the game. 

With that said, let’s jump into the details you need now. 

A Guide To Valorant

Important details about Valorant


  • Understanding the Gameplay 


Valorant is a first-person shooter game that you will play in teams comprising 5 players known as Agents. The two teams in Valorant are the Attacking and Defending teams. The attackers are expected to plant a Spike or bomb and guard it until it detonates. On the other hand, the defenders will fight to deactivate the spike/bomb before it explodes. Any team that succeeds in their objective wins the round. But to win the game as a team, you must win 13 rounds in all. After playing the twelfth round, the team switches-the attackers become the defenders and vice versa. 


  • Valorant Modes 


There are many modes in Valorant, and each has unique requirements. These modes include Unranked, Spike Rush, Replication, Deathmatch, Escalation, and Snowball Fight. Valorant also offers a mode where players can simply test out all the weapons available and improve their gaming skills, especially the shooting prowess. Players can only win the game when they meet the expectations in each game mode. 

 For instance, in the first mode, where players only need to plant or diffuse the spike, the teams are made up of 5 agents, and they'll fight the 25 rounds until one team wins a total of 13 rounds. This mode also has a competitive mode in which players can qualify to play when they win ten unrated matches. 

The other mode, Spike Rush has only 7 rounds and any team that wins 4 rounds emerge the winners. Moreover, the agents play with fully charged abilities, and all the attackers will hold one spike each but is expected to activate one for every round. Moreover, the players all start with one gun type, whether defenders or attackers. 

The other mode, Deathmatch, is a little different as 14 players will play the game and one player that records 40 kills first wins the match. Also, even if a player hasn't reached 40 kills and the 9 minutes elapses, the one with the highest kills will win. Other modes, Escalation and Replication, are also unique and interesting in their requirements. 


  • Meeting the Agents 


Valorant presents different playable characters known as Agents for players to explore. Presently, there are 16 of them, and each agent has 4 unique abilities, and there is also an ultimate ability. The former must be charged while the latter will be charged through deaths, spike actions, kills or orbs. The Valorant agents are Viper, Omen, Brimstone, KAY/O, Cypher, Astra, Sova, Yoru, Sage, Skye, Phoenix, Killjoy, Jett, Reyna, Raze, and Breach. 

Agents are divided into different roles. There are the Controllers, Initiators, Duelists, and Sentinels. The Controllers are the support agents that assist their team members with their actions. For example, they can bridge walls, confuse the enemies with smoke, etc. The agents in this group are Astra, Viper, Omen, and Brimstone. 

On the other hand, the Initiators use their utility to push enemies back so that the team can gain the upper hand. The agents here include Breach, Skye, and Sova. As for the Duelists, these are the fighters that always stand at the front of the confrontations. They include Jett, Yoru, Phoenix, Raze, etc. 

Finally, Valorant has the Sentinels that defend their teams. In Valorant, these agents are good in protecting the bomb site or holding the flanks. The ones that fall in this group include Sage, Cypher, and Killjoy. 

Understanding the agents and their abilities will help you to choose rightly and also perform better. But for a beginner, you can start by playing Reyna, Omen, Phoenix, Sage, and KAY/O. 



  • Available Weapons 


There are many guns in Valorant. Some prominent ones include Sidearms, Submachine guns, Shotguns, Machine guns, Rifles, Sniper Rifles, etc. When it comes to choosing your gun as a beginner, choose the Phantom as your assault rifle. Also, pick Spectre as your perfect SMG, and for a pistol, use the Ghost. When looking for a machine gun, go for Odin and check out the Operator as your sniper gun. 

But no matter the gun you pick, take a little time in the practice mode to study it. Then, when you can control the recoil system, your results will be impressive. 


Valorant is an exciting game to play if you understand the gameplay, choose the agents, the mode, and the best weapons for you. Now that we have shared the information above study everything and play better in your first Valorant match.

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