Being a part of the winning side can be a formidable challenge in the newly added Lotus map. It is mainly due to the unconventional map design that includes several elevated areas and the availability of three bomb sites. As a result, confusing players with their gameplay strategies and movement tactics. So, if you are a player constantly losing games and do not know how to play the map the right way, read our detailed guide below.
How to play as Attackers in Lotus - Valorant Map Guide
The best way to gain multiple points as Attackers in Lotus is to attack the A side, especially near the A root and A rubble, to get a kill. Doing this allows you to gain control of A main and its surrounding area, opening up many opportunities for your team, as you can either keep pushing forward towards A or break the small A Link door to make a way to B. We highly recommend taking control of A for most of your rounds.
Apart from A, B is an effective alternate site for attackers to open play. But it's not recommended to go directly. Instead, you should take control of the A Link door and combine it with the B main to enter the bomb site. Still, you can also make a brute entry to B with flashes or smokes if you have managed to pick someone while fighting for the B Orb.
The worst place to attack, as far as from our testing, is the C site. The bomb site has a single narrow entry point that can be laden with nano swarms, walls, or even Astra traps. Even before doing that, you must be able to peak C Main as the area is perfect for sniping with a natural cover in the form of C Mound. The only thing going for C is the interactable door near C Mound that can be used for capturing B Site.
How to play as Defenders in Lotus - Valorant Map Guide
To start, the easiest place to defend is the C-bomb site. As mentioned before, it's a nightmare for attackers to enter if you have someone like Killjoy or Astra guarding the area. Put down all the utilities in the water areas and hide on the higher sections of C. Also, C Main is a fantastic place for sniping, so deploy your team's sniper over here for an early pick.
Similar to C, B is also a fantastic site for defending. It has multiple areas to position and hide, specifically areas near B Upper section. The plant site is pretty weird, so you can use it to your advantage by building walls or placing other utilities near the edge parameter that can be triggered while the attackers plant.
The initial parts of A are not that good for defending with several open areas and weird angles to hold, but the bomb site is pretty good to secure with a sentinel or any agent. The best way is to stay on the top elevated parts for peek-type combat or jump down to stay behind the A Hut for a face-on attack.