Diamond 2 Valorant Rank | All You Need To Know
With more players trying out Valorant for the first time, more and more players are entering the Competitive game mode. In this article we will be discussing the Diamond 2 rank.
Is Diamond 2 good in Valorant?
In Valorant’s Competitive mode, Diamond 2 is the second rank in the Diamond division. This means that you are entering the higher tiers of the ranking system. You probably have extensive game knowledge but some bad habits are holding you back.
How to rank up from Diamond 2
This is a technique used for clearing angles in the safest way possible, and is necessary for competing in higher ranks. The point is to peek around a corner multiple times without getting shot, using only the A and D keys. This is similar to counter strafing, which we will discuss in our upcoming articles. With this shoulder peek, you can gather a lot of information, bait out shots and utility, and even score kills.
Prefiring a spot and getting a kill after you jiggle peeked at him, is the most demoralizing thing you can do to an opponent.
Fighting for orbs
Ultimate Orbs are a concept that is unique to Valorant, and in higher elo, players play around them like a mini objective. Using abilities and bodies to take control of an area, secure the player that will collect it and play off it. With high impact weapon ultimates, like Jett, Raze and Chamber, that can allow economic flexibility, playing for Orbs becomes a major part of the game.
Bunny hopping is a core mechanic in FPS games, which has been used for multiple purposes. Contrary to common belief, Bhopping makes you move as fast as running with your knife, not faster. But what it does do is make you harder to hit. Especially in the head. And with so much focus put on crosshair placement, Bhopping is the natural counter to it. You can use it to get out of sticky situations, keep yourself active, and get in some spots faster and quieter.
This tip can apply to any rank, but Diamond is the elo that needs to hear this the most. Confident and prideful players will continuously take duels that they are losing in the same spot to the same enemy. It might sound dumb, but entire rounds are lost from the start because you are leaving your team in a 4vs5 and they have to adjust on the fly. Drop the ego and ask for a switch if you are having a rough time on one side of the map.
What percentile is Diamond 2 in Valorant?
Diamond 2 in Valorant holds around 1,4% of the entire playerbase participating in the Competitive game mode. We see a declining trend the higher up we go in ranks, with almost 97% of the players base below Diamond 2.