Here’s how Valorant animated stickers can help you get extra kills

By Fariha Bhatti

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Feb 4, 2021

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In a competitive game like Valorant, players must use the best of their abilities to climb ranks. Recently, players have found a new way to employ stickers and sprays to catch enemies off-guard, meaning abilities aren’t always needed. 

Valorant’s growing popularity among the first-person shooter fans has birthed new and weirder tricks in the game. While some are unearthing bugs to gain an edge over enemies, other players are improvising with general features in Valorant, like animated stickers. 

A player named AngelHates demonstrated that Valorant stickers are not only visually pleasing but can help you deceive enemies. 

The player plastered the animated Yoru sticker on the A Tower inside Icebox. After spraying the image, he stood under the graffiti and waited for enemies. Hard-pushing attackers took the bait and started shooting at the Yoru mock-up, taking it as a real agent. The distracted attackers presented AngelHates with the perfect opportunity to take them all down. The player added three kills to his scoreboards while enemies kept combing for the source of bullets. 

Yoru Valorant trick

There have been various similar bait-plays in Valorant before but using a sticker is undoubtedly one of a kind. The setup places a false target for enemies, which provides the player with an advantage. The bait spray may be innovative, but it is just as tricky to execute correctly. 

The animated sticker bait works on all maps but finding the perfect height and positioning yourself can be a bit testy. The setup has no room for error since a bad angle can give away your position to enemies. To top it all, timing is of crucial importance as animated stickers become unavailable after the buy phase. Players must spray the graffiti seconds before the pre-round screen goes down. 

Can you use Valorant animated stickers mid-round? 

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Riot Games restricted the animated stickers mid-round to prevent players from exploiting them since vivid moving images can distract players, giving the opponents an unfair advantage. However, the restrictions aren’t that effective as players are still squeezing the full juice out of sprays, as shown on Reddit. Considering the impact of this exploit, a Valorant developer Nickwu noted that a fix for this issue is in the pipeline. 

Stickers aren’t meant to benefit anyone in aim duels or in-game tactics. However, this isn’t necessarily a glitch, proving that it’s certainly a valuable find. Until Riot Games delivers a hotfix, players may have some fun with animated stickers and bag extra kills. 

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