One of the most important aspects of being competitive in any shooter game is getting headshots. In Valorant, you can almost always kill an enemy with one to two headshots, depending on what gun you’re using and whether they have shields.
Getting more headshots will help you get more kills and win more games. Here are some steps you can take to help you click more heads.
Learn about Crosshair Placement
The most important aspect of aiming in Valorant is crosshair placement. If you have your crosshair exactly where your enemy’s head is, all you have to do is click and you will headshot them. If you have to make a big adjustment, you are more likely to miss your shot.
When you’re moving around or holding an angle, you should always try to keep your crosshair exactly where you think your enemy’s head will appear. If you’re looking at the ground or at a wall, you will almost always lose to a player who’s crosshair is already aimed at you. Learn what head height is, and always practice proper crosshair placement.
Practice aiming using The Range
Valorant has an excellent practice tool called “The Range.” Take advantage of this. Even with great crosshair placement, you will still need to flick to opponents’ heads from time to time. You will also need to flick when pre-aiming around corners and such.
In the range, you can use the shooting test, which will spawn bots. Practice getting headshots on these bots with a Vandal or Phantom (you can also use the Guardian or the Sheriff). Set the difficulty higher as you get more comfortable. This will make the bots de-spawn faster. Do this for about 20-30 minutes every day, and your aim will improve over time.
Deathmatch is where you can put your practice to the test without hurting your rating. Practice your crosshair placement and learn where head height is on the different maps. Learn how to hold angles properly and peek. Your knowledge and aim will improve more the more you practice.
Keep in mind that you won’t be getting headshots in Valorant left and right overnight. It takes time to build up muscle memory and good habits. Keep at it and you will eventually learn!