Cypher Camera Spots: Ascent – 3 Defensive Positions

Cypher Camera Spots: Ascent – 3 Defensive Positions

Richard Brown

7/17/2020, 12:16:31 PM

These three Cypher camera spots for the map, Ascent, will allow you to gain valuable information on your enemies’ positions, without alerting them. The guide outlines three defensive camera positions for the Valorant map, Ascent.

Having early information provided by Cypher’s cameras is incredibly valuable, as it will allow you to rotate to other sites when necessary, as well as being able to call for teammates to rotate in quickly. It will also ensure that you are in position when the enemies do push your bomb-site, as you have had an early warning beforehand.

Cypher’s Abilities

Cypher’s signature ability is the ‘Spycam’, which allows this agent to place a camera down on the map, anywhere within line-of-sight and range. After placing the camera down, you can activate it again in order to view the video feed. This grants vision from the camera’s position, providing you with valuable information, without any of the risks of dying attached.

The key to this ability is placing the camera in positions that aren’t easily visible to the enemies. This will allow you to gather information about the enemy, without them even being aware of it, giving your team a huge advantage. The camera is also able to fire a dart at enemies, which will grant your team vision of the player hit, until they remove it. For camera positions that are difficult for the enemies to spot, it’s often better to ignore this dart ability and just use the camera for reconnaissance.

Cypher’s other abilities include:

  • Cyber Cage – Throws down a Cyber Cage that requires a manual detonation to activate. The Cyber Cage blocks vision, similar to a smoke, as well as slowing enemies passing through it. This ability costs 100 credits and you are able to purchase two of them.
  • Trapwire – Places a destructible and invisible Trapwire at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a Trapwire will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period, if the device is not destroyed. This ability can be picked up and reused if it has not been triggered or destroyed. This ability costs 200 credits and you are able to purchase two of them.
  • Neural Theft (Ultimate) – Using this ability on a dead enemy player’s body will reveal the location of all living enemy players.

Cypher Camera Spots: Ascent

A-Wine: Placing this camera down at the start of the round will allow you to play back on the A-Site, holding an off-angle. This camera spot will provide early information on enemies coming through the A-Main choke-point. The vines do a great job of concealing the camera. Therefore, your enemies should not be aware of the fact that they are being watched.

Cypher Camera Spot Ascent - A-Wine
Image via Riot Games

Mid-Courtyard: Getting information towards Middle is incredibly valuable and this camera spot does exactly that. Placing your camera in this position will allow you to play in Market or safely behind Mid-Pizza, while being aware of enemies moving towards A-Short or straight through Middle. The camera spot requires you to jump in order to place it. Also, the camera blends into the corner of the roof making it difficult for enemies to spot.

Cypher Camera Spot Ascent - Mid-Courtyard
Image via Riot Games

B-Main: Placing this camera so far back on the B-Site makes it very difficult for enemies to spot it. From the camera’s viewpoint, you should be able to see if more than one player enters B-Main, unless they are all hugging the other side of the entrance. You will also have a clear view of the site entrance to B-Main, allowing you to safely play back on the B-Site, while still being aware of what is coming. This camera spot also requires a jump in order to place.

Cypher Camera Spot Ascent - B-Main
Image via Riot Games

These Cypher camera spots for Ascent are fairly easy to implement into your gameplay, however, we do recommend that you hop onto a practice server to perfect them. Especially the ones that require you to jump to place them. Practicing them beforehand will also make you remember them better the next time you decide to play as Cypher.

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Richard Brown

Ex semi-pro player and coach from the South African CS:GO scene. I have a passion for esports and am excited to be covering the newly developing Valorant scene!