Valorant Spike Guide: 8 Cool Things You Should Know

Call it seek and destroy or plant and defuse, the classic plant and defuse bomb game mode is a favorite among all FPS gamers. This is why when Riot Games unveiled their FPS game, we were eager to know if it would have a bomb similar to Counter-Strike or Call of Duty. Valorant answered that question with the Spike. This triangular object is the key to gamers’ ticking adventures in the infinite hours of chaos. In this guide, we have discussed the important things you need to know about the Spike in Valorant.

What is the peak in Valorant?

brave peak planted in the wild

Spike, also known as the Bomb, is the device that helps you win games in Valorant. The attackers plant this spike and the defenders defuse it to win the round. The Spike has one sound signal each time it is activated at the installation or the defuse location. This sound signal is loud enough to warn anyone at a distance. We’ve covered everything related to planting and disarming the Valorant Spike below.

You too achieve one ultimate point every time you plant or defuse the Spike in Valorant. This helps you reach your ultimate goal faster than others. If the defenders fail to defuse the spike, it creates a black sphere that instantly kills any player caught in it. This black sphere extends to 35 meters and is impossible to dodge (except for some skills).

Guide to planting spikelets in Valorant

1. Timer for planting spikelets

Each round in Valorant starts with a default timer at the top, which is 100 seconds. That timer determines the time you have to plant the Spike. If you don’t manage to plant the Spike in that time, you will lose the round.

Once you reach a spot with the Spike, you can press and hold 4 (standard button) on your keyboard to plant it on the ground. It it takes 4 seconds to plant the Spike in Valorant. If you leave the bud in front of the plant, the planting process will be canceled and you will have to restart the four-second process.

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2. How do you drop the peak?

Drop the spike in Valorant

In Valorant, support roleplayers (see list of Valorant characters) are usually taxed the role of the planter. If you are a duelist and focus on the battles, you can pass the Spike to your teammates. You can also drop your Spike in a safe spot before lurking in Valorant. Follow this guide to know how to drop the Spike in Valorant.

  1. First, click the 4 key (default) on your keyboard to equip the Spike.
  2. After the Spike is in your hand, click the G key (throw weapon) on your keyboard.
  3. Now your teammate can grab the spike by looking at it and pressing the F (interaction) button on his keyboard, or he can just walk over it.

3. Factory locations (locations)

Spike Plant areas in Valorant

Valorant offers many different types of cards. Some of them are huge and some are smaller in size. Unfortunately, attackers can’t just place the Spike anywhere in any of the locations Evaluating cards. Therefore, there are certain places on the map called location or factory locations.

When you’re in a game, press M to open the map. On the map you will see the zones marked in yellow (see the image above). Those are the only locations in the game where you can plant the Spike. Some maps contain more than two locations or locations to plant the Spike.

4. Spike planting with Wingman

Wingman plants Spike

Are you afraid of getting shot while planting the Spike? Thanks to Riot Games, Valorant now has an agent named Gekko who can help you avoid that misery. All you have to do is send out the Wingman, your adorable yellow blob-shaped pet, to plant the Spike.

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To plant a Spike with Wingman, choose Gekko because he has the Wingman ability! Once you have the Wingman in your hand, look at the Spike location and press the right mouse button (alt fire). This will send the Wingman to plant the Spike for you.

Wingman takes the same amount of time (four seconds) to plant the Spike as any other character. You have to remember that if enemies kill Wingman while he is running to the planting location or planting the Spike, the Spike will immediately fall on the location.

Spike defuse guide in Valorant

5. How long does it take to neutralize Spike?

Once enemies plant a Spike, you to have 45 seconds to defuse it in Valorant. This timer is critical because it also includes the Spike defuse time. When you are on top of the spike, press the 4 key on your keyboard to defuse the spike.

Once you start disarming, it will take 7 seconds to completely disarm the Spike. The 7-second timer plays a crucial role in the game and is important to keep in mind, read why under the next heading.

6. Defuse Fake and Half Spike


One thing Valorant won’t explain to you during the tutorial is the Half Defuse mechanic for the Spike. It takes a total of 7 seconds to disarm the Spike, but there is half a point which you can activate after exiting the neutralization process.

Unlike the planting process, where leaving the plant bud resets the plant, you can take a break during defusing and do this in two steps. This means you can start a disarm and a semi-disarm by sitting on it for 3.5 seconds and continue later to complete the remaining 3.5 seconds.

You can also press and exit the Spike while disarming to confuse enemies with your commitment to the Spike and expose their cover and location.

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7. Defuse Ninja in Valorant

Defusing can become difficult when you have almost all the enemies alive and covered. That’s why there are many agents who can negate enemies covering the Spike. In Counter-Strike you can smoke the bomb or enemies and defuse the bomb. However, in Valorant you can not only smoke, but also skills such as throwing blind or protective smoke.

Some agents that can also negate the sound of the Spike are great in this situation, such as Fade of Omen. You can also use the latest one Valorant agent ISO and shield the spike while you defuse it.

8. Defuse Spike with Wingman

Wingman neutralizes Spike

Are you finding it difficult to defuse the Spike even after learning the Ninja Defuse method? Don’t worry, because Wingman comes to the rescue again. Yes, just like with plants, Wingman can also neutralize the Spike.

All you have to do is look at the Spike while Wingman is in hand and press the right mouse button. Wingman will run to the Spike and disarm it. As with planting, Wingman can be shot to stop the defusing process. However, Wingman can defuse the spike for up to half the duration and the rest can be resumed by someone else.

If you the Valorant ranking ladderit’s important to know all these facts about the very essential Spike.

Ishan Adhikar

A nerd when it comes to games. Sharing thoughts, opinions and stories about games is my ultimate goal. Valorant, Fortnite, COD and Roblox are where I stick around, but I might end up in your Minecraft or Dota 2 lobbies. A big fan of sports and music. Stories are my thing, so I occasionally read a lot of books or watch films or series.

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