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If you’re having a hard time hitting your Operator or Marshal shots in Valorant, you’ve come to the right place.

Players who like to snipe can utilize the quick scope meta in Valorant to get more kills. These minor adjustments to your in-game settings will help you hit your targets, at a faster rate.

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This feature was made popular by Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, and Michael “dapr” Gulino, prominent Valorant pros from the North American region.

They discovered that in Valorant patch 3.01, players could reduce their scope speed aim by half a second. This enables players to scope in quicker with an Operator or Marshal.

What is quick scoping?

First-person shooters have always been about who can shoot their opponents faster with superior accuracy.

Sniping in Valorant was always focused on accuracy. Since the Operator and Marshal are single-fire weapons that shoot slow, you can’t pray-and-spray with these weapons.

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But with quick scoping, you can try to get as many shots as you can in rapid succession. This will also help you defend your position easier because you won’t have to fall back after missing the initial shot. If your accuracy can keep up with the scope aim speed, you’re going to destroy your opponents on the server.

How do you quick scope in Valorant?

Go to your settings under controls and equipment, then change your sniper rifle aim to hold instead of toggle. This will require you to hold down your right mouse button when you scope.

Shroud's Valorant quick scope settings
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We’ve listed down three of the top Valorant players — Twitch streamer Shroud, along with VCT Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík champions TenZ and dapr — who demonstrated how to properly quick scope in Valorant.

Shroud shows how to entry with an Operator using quick scope

The former Sentinels player showed how much faster aiming with hold is compared to toggle.

Shroud was even able to get a ridiculous quick scope entry frag while pushing mid in Split when the map was still in the competitive queue.

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While playing a ranked match on his stream, Sentinels Dapr demolished his opponents and got an Ace on Icebox by quick scoping with a Marshal.

Sentinels Dapr also shared that quick scoping is becoming mainstream. There will be more players trying it out, unless Riot Games decides to decrease hold’s scope speed.

Sentinels TenZ is ‘more in-touch with his Operator’ with hold than toggle

Sentinels’ superstar Jett Operator player had said, “You’re able to control your [Operator] a lot better with hold.”

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He also changed his toggle zoom level keybind to “mouse wheel up” because switching to hold won’t allow you to zoom in with mouse right-click anymore.

TenZ and Shroud explained that most players who came from playing Counter-Strike are used to having their sniper rifle aim settings on toggle.

The two have switched to using hold because they knew getting your shots off faster is key in winning aim fights in Valorant.

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