Cypher, one of the most proficient intel-gathering agents in VALORANT, remains a force to be reckoned with on Split. In fact, the sentinel agent can leverage his camera in unique ways, making him a valuable asset to the team.
A recent Reddit post showcased an inventive placement for the camera, allowing players to see their foes even before the match starts. Typically, barriers prevent players from scouting their opponents pre-round to avoid divulging strategies, particularly on defense. However, the camera placement provides a clear view of attackers jumping on the box outside of the A entrance toward spawn.
To set up this strategic placement, defenders must position themselves in the corner, aim the camera towards the apex of the pillar, and jump to mount the camera at the highest point. Once in the camera, players can then observe the spawn area for any attackers’ movement.
It’s important to note that there are limitations to this technique. If attackers don’t hop on the box, the Cypher player cannot gather intel on their movements. Additionally, if the attackers decide to rush the site, defenders will need to position themselves correctly to survive.
Since the camera’s placement is exposed, attackers may destroy it before it’s used to tag an opponent. Despite this risk, the valuable information obtained at the start of the round may be worth the gamble.