Cypher Guide: Essential Camera Spots for Attack on Icebox

Cypher Guide: Essential Camera Spots for Attack on Icebox

These three Cypher camera spots for Valorant’s Icebox, will allow you to gain valuable information on your enemies’ positions on attack.

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 bombsite, 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 For Icebox – Attack

A-site: This camera spot is a great way to try and quickly catch a glimpse of the A-site. You could even use this camera just as your team is executing onto the site. This will allow you to provide valuable information as your team are entering the site. Using it like this will also make it much more difficult for the enemy team to destroy.

Cypher Attack Camera Spots for Icebox - A-site
A-site view
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Middle: This camera spot will allow you to see if the enemy team are pushing Middle, as well as having vision towards B. You might want to refrain from using this spot at the beginning of the round, as it will probably just get shot down. Instead, opt for it when you are about to group up and commit to a site.

Cypher Attack Camera Spots for Icebox - Middle
Middle view
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B-garage: This camera is a useful way to have eyes on the B push without having to have a player watch it. Enemy players probably won’t expect a camera in this position, so if they do push past it, you will gain valuable information that they probably won’t be aware of.

Cypher Attack Camera Spots for Icebox - B-Garage
B-garage view
Images via Riot Games

These camera spots are fairly easy to implement into your gameplay, however, we do recommend that you hop into a custom match to perfect them. Especially the ones that require you to jump to place them. Practising them beforehand will also help you to remember them the next time you decide to play as Cypher.

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11/18/2020

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!