Split returns to Valorant with an FPS-friendly layout that splits the crowded middle area into two spacious sites, allowing players to familiarize themselves with the map by learning to call out correctly.
Valorant’s maps are unique and distinct from typical FPS map design, with Riot adding a gimmicky twist to some maps, while others are completely different from traditional 5vs5 shooter maps. But Split is on the FPS map beat, with a simple mid and two sites allowing exciting duels. Locations like Office were out of rotation throughout the episode but are now back again.
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Before Split is reinstated, a quick look at the blurb should jog your memory.
Split’s blowout in the Vallorant
The corporate area, steeped in a peaceful community, is set in Alpha Earth Tokyo, Japan. Before the Kingdom set up offices here, Split was a peaceful society. Today, it is a funny mix of plazas and shiny offices, with old-fashioned houses and apartments.
The legend of Split is immature, but this map is a fan favorite for its layout: the A-sewer and B-link lead to the midfield and A-main and B-main, respectively. Attackers can easily split to either side and rotate toward the center as soon as their strategy fails.
Defend the mid-attack
However, the defenders also have two ways to defend the mid-attack. Meir and Vento look toward the lower mid, where the attacker usually holds the post. These two entrances lead to the B rafter and A tower, respectively.
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The bomb point at Split is spacious, with great pillars adding twists and turns. Similarly, the site is vast and relatively flat, with terminals and elbows adding variety. The B bomb point, on the other hand, has a board and middle pillar, making it difficult for attackers to penetrate smoothly.
Split is a well-balanced map, but point B favors the defender. Attackers are best suited to control B at mid-split. Conversely, A is easier to penetrate because it has two entry points.
The Split will return to the Valorant map pool in January 2023, episode 6, act 1.