Whether you’re an experienced Radiant player or brand new to the game, this VALORANT Cypher guide will show you all the best tips and tricks and how to play the creepy agent in 2022.
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Description: Equip a tripwire. Fire to place a destructible and covert tripwire at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a tripwire will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time. This ability can be picked up and redeployed if not yet triggered. It can be destroyed by shooting it once with any gun. Cypher’s tripwire is disabled and revealed upon death.
Description: Instantly throw a cyber cage in front of Cypher. Activate from any distance using whatever your binded key is to create a temporary zone that blocks vision for 7 seconds.
Description: Equip a spycam. Fire to place the spycam at the targeted location. REUSE this ability to take control of the camera’s view. While in control of the camera, press Fire to shoot a tracking dart. The dart is removable and will periodically reveal the location of the enemy hit. It can be destroyed by shooting it once with any gun. Cypher can also pick up his Spycam but cannot use it for 15 seconds. Spycam is disabled and revealed upon death.
Cost: Free. Cooldown When Destroyed: 45 seconds.
Description: Use on a fresh enemy corpse to throw Cypher’s hat. After a brief delay, all enemy players’ locations will be revealed once.
Cost: 7 Ultimate Points.
How to play Cypher in Valorant
Now we’ve covered Cypher’s abilities, we talk about his playstyle and the purpose he serves in a team. In Cypher’s case, he falls under the Sentinel category – a class of defensive agents who are extremely useful in locking down an entire site while defending.
These agents typically have different types of traps that can reveal much-needed information on your enemy’s whereabouts to win the round.
Don’t be fooled though. Cypher isn’t just a defensive artist. He’s extremely useful while attacking. Make use of your tripwires to hold your flank which ensures that no one can push behind to kill your team.
Across all maps, Cypher can place unbreakable tripwires which can’t be destroyed with the opponent walking into them. These are extremely useful when rotating to the other site as your enemies can’t really pass them without alerting you.
Be careful though, agents like Sage and Jett can easily boost themselves above these tripwires using their utility. We’d recommend going in custom matches and finding your own sneaky cameras, one-way smokes, and tripwires to take your Cypher plays to the next level.