Valorant’s ninth map, Lotus, is set in a lost city that offers a unique and challenging environment for players.

It is the only map, other than Haven, to feature three spike sites, offering players plenty of options whether they’re on attack or defense. It also introduces three new map mechanics including rotating doors, a destructible wall, and a silent drop. These new features will bring in fresh strategies and interactions for players of all skill levels.

To help you get ahead of the competition, we have a wide list of Lotus map guides, including all the callouts and locations you should know, along with agent-specific tips and tricks for Sova, Sage, and controller agents.

We’ve also ranked the best agents in each class for Lotus.

Here is a complete list of Lotus map guides

Valorant Episode 6 Act I map Lotus
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Lotus map

Map design processValorant Lead Artist Brian Yam and Map Design Lead Joe Lansford share Riot Games’ inspirations for Lotus.
Callouts and locationsLearn all the calls and locations on the map that will help you communicate better with your teammates.

Agent guides for Lotus

Best Sova lineupsEasy lineups to execute shared by popular Sova main Jonas “Average Jonas” Navarsete.
Best smoke spotsLine of sights you should aim to block off when using dome smokers like Omen, Astra, or Brimstone.
Best Sage wall spots for defendersSage walls to stop attackers from getting into sites.
Valorant best sentinels Lotus
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Agent tier lists for the best team compositions

Controller agent tier listSmoke agents who will give your team more control over the map.
Sentinel agent tier listLearn which among Cypher, Killjoy, Sage, or Chamber has the best defensive and anti-flank skills on the lost-city map.
Duelist agent tier listJett, Raze, Reyna, Yoru, Neon — discover which agent improves your chances at winning duels.
Initiator agent tier listInitiator agents who have the best agent utility that will help your team.

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