How to Peek in Valorant like a Pro Player
Hello amigo! I’m yaotziN. – your Valorant Coach (currently Immortal Rank). In this article, I would like to focus on one of the most important things in Valorant – how to properly peek and check corners like a pro player. Without this knowledge it will be almost impossible for you to climb rank in Valorant!
Before we talk about how to peek in Valorant like a pro player let’s focus on why it is as important to do it in a proper way. To understand that you have to get to know Valorant basics.
One of the most important thing is that you shouldn’t shot while you moving, because then you won’t be accurate at all. This is most evident when using sniper and assault rifles. Accuracy during movement is lower when using rifles.
But of course, you can’t stand still all the time, because then you will be an easy target for the opponent. That’s why the key things about Valorant are to Strafe while peeking corners and Counter-Strafe to stop instantly which will allow you to be accurate while shooting. That’s the basic thing that you must be aware of if you want to peek like a pro and climb rank in Valorant.
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Another very important thing that you should know about Valorant is that when your distance to some angle is shorter than the distance that your enemy has to the same angle, then your opponent will be able to see you first! That’s why you shouldn’t stay near the walls and peek slowly.
The perfect scenario would be if you will firstly pre aim the position that enemy can most likely be, then strafe left or right with crosshair at the level of an enemy head (remembering to keep a proper distance from the angle), then counter-strafe and shoot right after you will be standing still.
A player holding a position with good enough distance from the angle has an advantage and will be able to see his opponent first. But there is one extra thing that you have to be aware of. There is a huge peeker advantage in Valorant.
What does it mean? Due to the travel time of data packets over the internet between players and game servers, the aggressive, moving player usually has the advantage. Pro players know that, and this is why they are playing aggresive.
So if you will peek fast and bind that with good crosshair positioning (at the level of an enemy head), and counter-strafing, you can easily kill your opponent before he will even have a chance to react!
So holding angles in Valorant is good when an enemy is walking slowly. This is why you always want to check every single corner and angle by strafing – thanks to this you will never over peek and put yourself in 1v2 situation. The key is to understand how to peek correctly. There are different methods of peeking: shoulder-peeking, jiggle-peeking, and wide-peeking. All of these methods strive to achieve different goals.
- Shoulder peeking is perfect to gather information or bait enemy snipers.
- Jiggle-Peeking combined with pre-fire in super strong to clear certain angles (especially to clear very popular positions).
- Before you will wide-peek make sure that you will not put yourself into 1v2 situation because then you don’t have time to go back and get cover.
Always right before you peek, ask yourself if you want to gather information or your goal is to kill an enemy and decide which form of peeking you want want to use. Knowing when to peek properly requires a lot of practice and experience.