Valorant introduces new warm up mode - Spike rush: Everything you need to know

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Jun, 04.2020

Riot Games will eventually be looking to end up it's beta phase and would be looking forward to the release of the game soon enough. Riot has come out with a new VALORANT game mode called Spike Rush, which is now available upon release of the game. The game mode is to serve as a more casual alternative for the standard ranked and unranked matches. We get to see two teams of five players who'll play against each other, much like the standard matches. Teams are split into an offensive and a defensive side with all players on the offensive team receiving a Spike. Ultimately the game is won by planting and detonating the spike or by killing all players on the opposing team. The first team to win four rounds wins the game.

Spike Rush Guide
The all new game mode works similarly to the classic Valorant game modes that we've already seen. Ten players enter a lobby and play in a five versus five match. The two groups are divided into attacking and the defending side on one of the maps. Since Ascent just came out, it'll be the preferred map so don't get too surprised if you end up playing a lot on it. What differs the mode is that each of the attackers spawns with a spike. There is no reason to be frugal because every player gets the same weapons at the beginning of each round and all basic abilities of the agents are free - that's why there is a 25 seconds "barrier phase" at the beginning of each round instead of the usual "buy phase". A round lasts a maximum of 1 minute and 20 seconds and a whole game takes somewhere between 8-15 minutes. That's less than half the length of a normal match in Valorant which could often take over 40 minutes.

Spike Rush as a game mode caters more to the casual crowd and offers a different experience to players. It’s also meant to be a great way to warm up before jumping into ranked play, as games don’t take too long and you’ll get to practice a large variety of weapons.