New Valorant map Pearl has finally entered the competitive queue. Love it or hate it, this underwater playground offers plenty of nooks and crannies for players to surprise their opponents.
One particular spot on B Main is already gaining notoriety as a prime spot for a big rat play. However, only a handful of agents can pull it off, because the different character models mean that not all of them will be completely hidden.
B Cubby features a low wall that players can crouch behind. When looking down, certain agents will be completely hidden from view. If opponents don’t clear the angle fully, players could potentially shoot them in the back as they are walking up B Main.
These are the best agents to use if you want to attempt the play in your next ranked match.
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Pearl is crawling with rats
YouTuber MrLowlander tested out all the agents in that spot and broke them down into three tiers based on how effective they are. Tier A agents are completely hidden when hugging the corner and looking down at the floor. The top of Tier B agents’ heads can be seen if an enemy moves close, while Tier C agents are visible even from a distance.
Chamber, Brimstone, Fade, KAY/O, and Reyna are able to remain completely hidden, and they are the best agents to use.
Sage and Jett are the most egregious example of agents you should not use when attempting this. Their hair peeks out even when they are looking at the floor, and opponents will know you are there right away.
|A||Chamber, Brimstone, Fade, KAY/O, Reyna|
|B||Astra, Breach, Cypher, Killjoy, Omen, Phoenix, Skye, Sova, Viper|
|C||Neon, Raze, Sage, Jett|
However, this play is not without its risks. Enemies could check the corner while you’re still looking at the floor, netting them a free kill.
It’s why Chamber, in particular, is especially strong because he also has the option of a quick escape with his Rendezvous teleporters, in the event that he is discovered.
You can watch the full video below.
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