Valorant Guide: 3 Sova Recon Bolt Lineups to use on Attack for Haven

Valorant Guide: 3 Sova Recon Bolt Lineups to use on Attack for Haven

This guide demonstrates 3 Sova Recon Bolt lineups on Valorant’s map, Haven. These following lineups will help you use this powerful ability to its full potential on attack.

Sova’s Recon Bolt ability can be used in many effective ways, and out of Sova’s kit, has the most potential to impact the game. Well placed Recon Bolts can allow your team to make aggressive plays, as well as having the ability to gain valuable information to assist with rotates. It is also a very useful tool for retaking bombsites.

The first lineup will allow you to shoot a Recon Bolt that will land on the default box on site, revealing players close to the long entrance, as well as behind the site. The second Recon Bolt lineup lands on the B-site, but is perfectly positioned to reveal both entrances on either side of the site. The third Recon Bolt lineup will land on top of the C-site default box, revealing most players on site.

Sova’s Recon Bolt Ability:

  • Description“Equip a bow with recon bolt. Fire to send the bolt forward activating upon collision and revealing the location of nearby enemies caught in the line of sight of the bolt. Enemies can destroy this bolt. Hold Fire to extend the range of the projectile. Alternate Fire to add up to two bounces to this arrow.”
  • TypeSignature
  • CostFree

Recon Bolt Lineups for Haven: Attack

A-site

In order to do this lineup you will need to position yourself against the ledge shown below. From there you will need to put your crosshair just above the light-bulb, in the gap between the wire and the tree. Then, charge the shot into the second bar, with bounces set to zero.

This Recon Bolt can be used very effectively in combination with an execute onto the A-site. After your teammates have taken map control of A-long and A-short, this Recon Bolt will provide information on all enemy players close to the entrances of these areas, as well as behind the site.

Recon Bolt lineups haven - A-site
A-site lineup
A-site view
Images via Riot Games

B-site

This lineup will require you to stand in the corner as shown below. Your team will have needed to have taken control of the Garage area before being able to safely to do this lineup. From there you will charge the shot into the second bar, with bounces set to one.

This Recon Bolt lands on the floor on site, however it reveals both entrances leading into the site. This could combined with smokes on either side of the site box, allowing you to see enemy players positioned in the entrances. It would also be very difficult for enemy players to destroy the Recon Bolt.

Sova Recon Bolt Lineups Haven - B-site
B-site view
Images via Riot Games

C-site

This lineup requires you to stand with your back against the wall, with your crosshair in-line with the box shown below. You will then need to charge the shot into the second bar, with bounces set to zero.

This Recon Bolt should reveal almost all enemy players on site. The key to using this successfully is timing it correctly. Your teammates will need to be pressuring the site already, before the Recon Bolt lands. This will make it very difficult for the enemy players to destroy the Recon Bolt as they will be preoccupied with the oncoming attackers.

Sova Recon Bolt Lineups Haven C-site
C-site lineup
C-site view
Images via Riot Games

For anyone playing Sova as one of their main agents, it’s always good to know as many Recon Bolt lineups as possible, both for attack and defense. Before you utilize those in a ranked game, it’s definitely worth practicing them once or twice in a private match. This will also help you to remember them when going into a rated matchup.

Be sure to check out our other Sova Recon Bolt defensive guides for the maps BindAscentHaven, and Split.

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10/9/2020

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!