Best KAY/O Fragment|Flash Drive|Zero Point|Ultimate lineups on Pearl
The Initiator meta on the new Pearl map still isn’t set in stone but Kayo seems to be making a case for himself.
The new map Pearl has been available on live servers for quite a while and the Valorant community has already found lineups for all agents. The Cybernetic Grenadier KAY/O is one of the most versatile members on the Valorant roster of agents. In our Pearl map guide, we discussed how important it is to grab control over the tight areas on this map, and it might be the only map where KAY/O is the first choice for the Initiator role. Even though he doesn’t offer as much information-gathering utility, he’s still one of the best Initiator agents Riot Games have released.
Best Attacking KAY/O lineups
Attacking A Site KAY/O lineups
A Default post-plant Fragment lineup from A Restaurant
KAY O’s utility has made him an agent capable of fitting in on all of the maps because unlike the other members of the agent pool, he can impact the game in many different ways and strategies.
For this post plant Fragment lineup on the A site, you need to get in this corner in A Restorouant and aim for the spot the first brick meets the curved wall.
This lineup lands on the default plant spot on A site and explodes multiple times.
A Dugout Fragment lineup from A Restaurant
For this Fragment lineup, you need to stand on this line on the floor in A Restaurant.
Aim for the corner on this floating brick or align the green bar under the knife icon with the steel bar on the wall. Jump and left click the Fragment grenade and it will land in A Dugout.
This is one example of how proper utility usage can help your allies play properly and win the game.
A Backside or A Default Fragment lineup from A Restaurant
From the same spot as the previous lineup, you can do a lineup with two variations.
Get on top of this line in A Restaurant and look up. Align the circles below your knife icon on the HUD line with the line from the dome roof.
If you jump and throw the grenade it will land behind the site, pushing the defenders out of coverage and into the open.
If you don't jump and just do a regular left-click throw, this lineup turns into a post plant A Default lineup, landing on top of the bomb.
A Default post-plant Fragment lineup from A Main
You can do another lineup for the same position but from A Main behind this box.
Tuck yourself into that corner and aim upwards until your ultimate ability icon isn't aligned with the corners of the dome.
Left click the Fragment grenade and it should land on the default plant spot.
A Site Zero Point Knife from A Restaurant
If you want to clear the entire A Site with one Zero Point knife and push the defenders back, this is a must-have lineup.
Get in this corner in A Restaurant and aim up until your Flash icon icon is aligned like this.
Throw your signature ability and it should land right on top of the A Site, revealing and suppressing any enemy team agents on the site.
A Art Zero Point Knife from Midi Shops
When pushing up middle through Mid Shops this knife will disable all enemies holding angles in A Art.
Attacking B Site KAY/O lineups
B Default post-plant Fragment lineup
After you have planted the spike on the default spot on the B Site, you can use this Fragment lineup to prevent the defuse.
Get in this corner on B ramp and find this thrid dot on the small glass window.
Align your Fragment icon with it and left-click throw to perform the lineup.
This one might seem like it doesn't clear the entire corner near the box, but Kay o's fragment radius is large enough.
B Site Zero Point Knife from B Ramp
When you are on attack and trying to push towards B Lobby, you need to clear angles and take control by using your abilities.
Kay o's pop flash and knife will push any enemies holding the angle on B Lobby. Get in this corner on B Ramp, and aim for the end of this steel pipe.
Don't be afraid of sticking it on the wall when throwing this lineup if you are positioned properly.
This knife lineup clears the entire B site apart from B Hall, and makes it hard for the enemies to fight you without their abilities. If you want to know about all the other lineups you can do on Pearl with all the other agents make sure to check out these:
- Viper Lineups on Pearl
- Fade Lineups on Pearl
- Sova Lineups on Pearl
- Killjoy Lineups on Pearl
- Brimstone Lineups on Pearl
- Raze Lineups on Pearl
Best Defending KAY/O lineups
Defending A Site KAY/O lineups
A Secret Fragment lineup to prevent A default plant
Of all the lineups this one might be my favorite because it's so easy to execute and yet so impactful. When rotating towards the A Site and you hear that the attacking team is trying to plant the spike, you can use this lineup to delay the plant.
Hug this part of the wall in A Secret and aim up until your HUD line is aligned with this line on the dome. This lineup will land on the default plant spot and it will stop the plant or kill the planter because it explodes multiple times.
It's worth noting that we've been using a lot of kay o's UI to guide ourselves when creating these lineups, mostly because that is the nature of the map.
A Main Zero Point Knife from A Site
When defending the A Site as KAY/O, you are one of the best Valorant agents equipped at stopping the attack of the enemies.
This knife lineup will scan and suppress all nearby enemies in A Main as you can see on your mini map, creating an advantage for your team.
Get in this corner and aim up until the tip of your knife icon is aligned with this corner of the wall.
This lineup scans the entire A Main and part of A Restaurant, preventing enemies from pushing at the start of the round.
Defending B Site KAY/O lineups
Defender Side Records Fragment lineup to prevent B default plant
When rotating towards the B site, you can use this Fragment lineup to delay the plant.
Get in this corner next to the box in Defenders side Records. Take a look at how the green bar under the knife icon end right at the wall, and the crosshair is right on top of the fence.
Throw the fragment lineup with a left click and it should land on the default plant spot on the B Site.
B Link Fragment lineup to prevent B default plant
We have another lineup that covers the same angle that prevents the plant and gives your teams a better chance to win the round.
You need to play with your team for the retake strategy, and the first step of this is clearing corners and creating space.
Get next to this door in B Link and crouch. Aim up until the corners of your ultimate icon are aligned with this corner of the box. With your crosshair aim for the corner of the roof and left-click throw the lineup.
It lands on the default plant spot on B site and its a great lineup for playing retakes, because it destroys any utility used to protect the spike.
That’s it. All the lineups for our favorite agent: KAY/O. If you want to check out all the other lineups that we have for our Cybernetic Grenadier make sure to check out these: