Should You Crouch while Shooting in Valorant?


  • Yes if you are high elo.
  • No if you are in low elo.

Valorant Crouching when Shooting; why?

Crouching in Valorant while shooting give you more accuracy, your shots will end up at the same place where you’re crosshair is, your aim will be better, you will have less spray, less recoil, weapons in Valorant have recoil meaning bullets start to randomly shoot around your crosshair making you miss some shots.

while crouch shooting is not perfect it is significantly better than shooting while standing which is also significantly better than shooting while running.

Than I should always Crouch Shoot in Valorant, right?

Nope, let me explain, most casual players make the mistake of lowering their crosshairs and they unconsciously aim for the body of their opponents, this is a bad idea as the rule number #1 of any FPS is to Aim for The Head!, but most people don’t do it.

This leaves you “the crouch shooter” in great danger as you deliberately put your head at your opponents’ crosshair and increase the risk of you getting head-shoted easily.

So if you are playing against low elo players, Iron, Bronze, Silver then crouch shooting is not advisable, and your number #1 priority should be to aim for their head yourself, this will increase your chances of hitting a headshot and winning more face-offs.  

What if I'm in high elo? should I crouch shoot?

Once you climb the ladder, Gold, Plat and above, enemies will get more and more challenging and they will aim for your head, that’s when you can use crouch shooting to gain an advantage in face-offs.

Sometimes even in low elo, you get someone who is constantly head-shooting you, this situation is also a good time to use crouch shooting as this guy is most likely a smurf (someone at high elo starting a new account).

What about pro players? they always crouch shoot:

If you watch any FPS tournament, you’ll notice most pro players crouch shoot in face-offs because they know the enemy is the most sophisticated pro players there is, these beasts will shoot your head and kill you with 1 or 2 bullets, that’s why pros are almost always crouch shooting in that environment, your environment is different.

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Written by LePu

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