The gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing industries. It has one of the largest consumer bases in the world.
There are different types of games for different types of consumers, but some games maintain an edge over others, and one such game is “VALORANT”.
Before proceeding to VALORANT Lotus Map, let us see what type of game VALORANT is.
About VALORANT Lotus Map
Valorant is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Riot Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows in June 2020. The game features a variety of characters, each with their unique abilities, and a 5-versus-5 objective-based game mode.
Players compete against each other in rounds of combat, intending to secure objectives and eliminate the opposing team. It also features a unique economy system where players earn in-game currency to purchase weapons and abilities during a match.
And to make it interesting day by day, Riot Games works hard, and now they have launched a new map, “LOTUS.” It is the 9th map in the game, and having an extra hand lets us know what type of map it is.
Lotus is a map in Valorant. It’s an Indian map based on the Western Ghats with many verticalities, chokepoints, and tight spaces. The map features a courtyard in the center, with a couple of houses and a palace-like building on the sides. A long bridge connects the palace to the houses.
The map is designed for aggressive playstyles, and it’s a great map for players who like to take advantage of chokepoints and vertical angles. It features several callouts that are unique to this map.
This map has plenty of angles and corners from where you can get shot, and you will also get to see new types of doors that can auto-rotate and self-destruct.
All Reactor Site Locations and Callouts on Lotus
After seeing the above image, we can deduce that there are plenty of corners and angles that need to be cleared while entering a site, a defender, or an attacker.
At the same time, sites A and C have a handful of angles that need to be cleared out, while site B can be a fatal site during the attack phase.
How to Play as an Attacker in Lotus:
Spike Site A
If you look at site A of the Lotus map, you might see a similarity with the B site in Bind. you will also find that A top and A drop are resembling Hookah and B Long of Bind.
In conclusion, the attack strategy will also be similar when there is a face-off with the defenders when they try to reoccupy B site in Bind.
You will also see a rotating door near the site.
You can plan out a mission with your team and ask 2 of your friends to move from a tree while the other ones move from A Main.
The perfect controller can be Brimstone here, as his smokes will help in blocking the line of sight in A Stairs, A Top, and A Drop.
But if something goes out of hand or does not go according to plans in the A Site, then you can switch for a quick B rotation by blowing the wall or door near A Link.
Spike Site B
As an attacker, taking control of B’s site will require the team’s best effort in coordination and communication. This can be concluded by looking at the angles, be it B Upper, C Link, and A Link, from where defenders can have a watch on attackers.
If this case arises, agents like Omen, Astra, and Brimstone will be the best choice to smoke these spots off, which will make it easier for the rest to take control of the site.
After planting the spike, agents like Cypher can easily take over the entire site using his Spy Cam and conduct a perfect post-plant scenario along with his teammates.
Spike Site C
If your team plans to push the C Site, firstly, go and check C Main and C Mound. Jett players, along with an operator, can hold an angle, so it will be great to flash or blind through a suitable agent and then move on to control the site.
How to Play as a Defender on Lotus:
Spike Site A
If you are up for defending site A, you need to plan to choke several entry points like A Tree and A-Main. Under this condition, a sentinel like Killjoy will be of great help; he will give you the headroom to focus first on one entry point, while her turret will be beneficial in alerting the team about some potential flanks from the other spots.
She can also prove her mettle by retaking the site, as her lockdown will help in keeping the opponents out. And suppose an opponent, Sova or Brimstone, overcomes the lockdown using one of their ultimate powers; it’s still a win-win (unless you are knocked out in gunfights) as their utilities are wasted and their positions are exposed.
Spike Site B
This site, Lotus, gives plenty of options to defend from. You can smoke Main and slow down the push, or you can even play as Cypher from B Upper and keep the site from retaking.
Cypher’s Spy Cam and Tripwire will detect the enemy’s locations while his Cyber Cage will block lines of sight, making retakes easier.
Spike Site C
The C is the easiest to defend as it has less number of entry points than the other maps. If played appropriately, C main can be the best spot for blocking the attacking team, resulting in an easy round in the bag for your team.
A simple Sage wall will stop them from pushing into the site.
The probability of players flanking here is very low. However, if things go wrong and attackers successfully breach and take site B in control, expect players to flank from Waterfall via C Link.
The fights on this site are mostly face-to-face and provide enough cover for a quick reload or backup.
So, you have the points describing the new map “LOTUS” with possible callouts, layout, and strategy.