Recently, there has been some pretty intense debate among players regarding the usage of [Aim Down Sight] ADS system in some weapons in Riot Games’ popular free-to-play online multiplayer shooter, Valorant. Although ADS systems have been well known since long, they are pretty uncommon in Counter-Strike – a game that closely resembles Valorant. In the former, ADS systems can only be found in sniper rifles and the Krieg 552.
The obvious question we are facing now is, when is it apt to use ADS systems in Valorant? Does it do more harm than good, or vice versa? What advantages and disadvantages does it have over a direct hip fire? We need to consider a number of scenarios and what-ifs in order to answer these questions. Let’s head on to read our new guide about the usage of ADS in Valorant!
When Should You Use ADS in Valorant?
It is important to remember that Valorant takes a rather old school approach to shooting techniques. Unlike other modern shooting games like Call of Duty, the mechanics of gunfire are much more realistic. This means that certain inconvenient real-life phenomena, such as heavy recoil, are very much an issue when engaging in gun battles here. You will require a lot of practice and discipline in order to master this style of playing.
One good thing about ADS is that it will help you get well acquainted with the mechanics mentioned above of gunfire. The automatic weapons in the game feature a specific control function known as “Tap Efficiency.” This means your gun will have pin-point precise accuracy for the early bullets you fire, before rapidly going out of control in a spray-like manner. When you stop firing and start all over again, the gun regains its Tap Efficiency again. Rifles benefit more from this feature due to their longer barrels.
You can use the ADS system to get comfortable with the above phenomenon. It will help you polish your aiming skills and have a better chance of scoring headshots. In fact, once you have good enough aim, you can take out enemies with your first few bullets before the Tap Efficiency starts going down. You can also master the skill of hip firing from a distance at a bleakly visible enemy. You can use this during practice sessions in the shooting range, and also when learning how to master your weapon of choice.
When Not to Use ADS in Valorant
Remember that using the ADS system does not actually enhance the accuracy of your gun itself. In fact, it will greatly obscure your field of view when in use. This will leave you vulnerable to blindside attacks and ambushes. Your mobility will also be significantly reduced when you are using the ADS system. This means you may not be able to get out of the line of fire, or a thrown grenade as fast as you need to. ADS also lowers the firing rate of automatic weapons like the Bulldog rifle and Stinger SMG.
Therefore, a better strategy is to stick with your regular crosshairs and hip fire after polishing your accuracy with the help of the ADS system. You can use ADS during long-range battles where the risk of being ambushed or blindsided is comparatively lesser. This will help you make precise aims at your enemies and take them down effectively, without compromising your peripheral vision and mobility. You can also consider using it when holding an angle for an extended amount of time.
We hope our guide helps you understand more about the ADS system in Valorant, along with its numerous pros and cons. You can check out other guides on iPhone and iPad, PC Troubleshooting, and Android Guides for more. We want you to participate in the $150 giveaway by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. If you have any feedback or queries, comment down below with your name and e-mail ID. Happy shooting, soldiers.