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How To Use Strat Roulette? The Valorant Game Mode You Never Knew You Needed

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Screenshot of Valorant Strat Roulette Home-Page

The concept of Strat Roulette has been seen across almost every multiplayer game in the last 5 years, one of the latest additions to this list is Valorant. In this article we’ll explore the concept of Strat Roulette, how it works, and why it could be a great way to cool down with your 5-man after grinding ranked in Valorant.

The gaming community will always find new ways to play the games that we love, and often this will be something that the developers would never have even considered themselves. One of the most popular fan made game-modes recently has been Strat Roulette.

Valorant Agent Yoru Holding a Sherif

What is Strat Roulette?

Note: Do not play Strat Roulette in Ranked queues where you could be ruining other player’s experience, this is purely for fun so don’t take away everyone else’s!

Strat Roulette is a game-mode that was created by fans and had it’s time across most of the popular multiplayer games, from Fortnite to League of Legends. Players and Content Creators have used this game-mode as a way to enjoy the game that they love in a way that is less competitive and can provide some respite from more serious game-modes.

The basic idea of Start Roulette is to create a variety of ludicrous “Strategies” that would have the player or team play the game according to specific rules. These “Strategies” often make the game much harder, creating situations that will stop players from being efficient and instead have them play the game counterintuitively.

As a practical example in Valorant Strat Roulette one of the strategies is called “The Alternator”, where every player’s second shot must be with a pistol. This is just one of hundreds of “Strategies” that is randomly selected each round, and alongside friends will bring a fresh feeling to a game that we’ve been playing for years.

How to Play Valorant Strat Roulette

Valorant isn’t the first game to have a dedicated Strat Roulette, but it is likely the most popular at the moment. The concept has been featured by a variety of content creators, including TSM who played it on-stream at TwitchCon at the end of 2022.

Screenshot of TSM Twitter post about Valorant Strat Roulette
Credit: TSM Valorant

The easiest way for people at home to play Valorant Strat Roulette is to use one of the fan-made sites. Here are a couple of options:

  1. Valorant Strat Roulette – Mr14hSoj
  2. Valorant Strat Roulette – Diah

(Both sites have different Strats which means this really comes down to preference, and once you’ve played through them you can switch across! For the purpose of this article we’ll be using Diah’s as it has some additional maps, allows you to select the Agents in your team, and includes a difficulty and custom point-system)

Once you’re on the homepage of the site, the first point-of-call is to select the agents your team is playing, or alternatively let the site choose for you to make things even more interesting!

Now you’ve chosen your agents or been given randomised Agents, it’s time to select the map and side that your team is playing.

For the maps you can choose between Ascent, Bind, Haven, Split, Icebox, Fracture, and Breeze. That being said if you’re on a map like Lotus, many of the Strats are not dependant on the map itself, or even the agents, so you can play the same way without too much worry.

Screenshot of Valorant Strat Roulette - Map Selection

Finally you need to select the Side that you’re playing on, Attacker or Defender.

Once you’ve filled out all of the info pre-game it’s time to go in-game and put your skills to the test!

(Note: This version of Valorant Strat Roulette comes with it’s very own point system, if you click ‘Show Scoring’ a drop-down with the difficulty of the Strat and how to attribute points to your team will open. If you want to keep score, this is a great addition to add a competitive angle to the game)

Valorant Strat Roulette – Best Strats

Once you’re in-game the rest is fairly simple, roll a new Strat each round and have fun!

We’ve listed some of our favourites below so you can get a taste for what’s in-store for you and your squad.

StrategyDescriptionDifficulty
The Unevened OddsPlayers who get a kill must switch to their knife for the remainder of the round.4
The Spike RushAll players must full-buy abilities. With the money remaining, all players must purchase and use the same weapon.1
The Radio SilencePlayers may not use comms or wheel callouts. Players who make a sound must return to tag spawn.2
The Narrow Focus Players must remain scoped or aimed down sights at all times.3

Why Play Valorant Strat Roulette?

So you’ve made it this far which means you may not yet be convinced this is the game-mode for you and your friends.

This brings up the question of whether playing such ridiculous Strategies could help you improve as a player? Depending on your goals in Valorant we need to look at this from different perspectives, but if you’re on the Ranked grind and your aim is to climb the ladder then you may think playing the game like this is a waste of time… THINK AGAIN!

There is extensive research into the importance of taking breaks when performing a task that requires intense focus, in this case Valorant in a Ranked setting is an incredibly fast-paced game that requires fast-reaction time, concentration, problem-solving, hand-eye coordination, pattern-recognition, and serious determination just to name a few. Imagine doing all of this for 3, 4, 5, or even 6-hours without taking an extended break.

Basically our brain gets tired and this can have a negative impact on our emotional state (TILT) and our gameplay causing a drop in performance. Studies have shown that taking a break between intense work, studying, or in this case gaming can help to reduce stress-levels and improve performance throughout the day.

Strat Roulette could be the perfect way to take a break from Ranked, while playing the game we love with friends, and leave us with a positive mindset when going into our next Ranked game.

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