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Cypher Camera Spots: Haven – 4 Defensive Positions

Cypher Camera Spots: Haven – 4 Defensive Positions

Richard Brown

7/29/2020, 7:13:02 PM


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

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 quickly rotate. 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 Valorant 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 grants your team vision of the player hit. 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. This creates 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 enemies.

Cypher Camera Spots: Haven

A-Heaven: This camera spot above Heaven provides a great view of enemies pushing up A-Long and A-Short. It is also difficult for enemies to spot.

CYPHER CAMERA SPOTS: HAVEN - A-Heaven
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A-Heaven view
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B-Cubby: This is a fairly straight forward camera position. It doesn’t provide you with much early information, but rather alerts you to enemy players pushing onto the B-Site. Its simplicity is what makes it effective, as enemies will be unlikely to check this position later on in the round.

CYPHER CAMERA SPOTS: HAVEN B
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HAVEN B
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Garage: This camera spot is very useful to gain information on enemies coming close to the garage doors. When placing it, you need to make sure you do not expose yourself through the gap in the doors, which requires some practice.

Image via Riot Games
Image via Riot Games

C-Long: Placing the camera on the beam holding up the plant does quite a good job concealing the position. This is another camera spot that will provide you with information towards the mid and late stages of the round. It’s most effective when your team is in a post-plant scenario.

Image via Riot Games
Image via Riot Games

These camera spots are fairly easy to implement into your gameplay, however, we do recommend that you hop onto a custom match to perfect them before hopping into Ranked. This is especially prudent with the spots that require you to jump before placing them. Practicing them beforehand will also help you to remember them the next time you decide to play as Cypher.

If you found these Cypher camera spots useful, be sure to check out our other camera guides for Ascent, Bind and Split

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7/29/2020

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!