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Valorant Practice Range | How to use Practice Mode

If you’re one of the lucky few who got into the Valorant closed beta, you’re probably working hard to increase your skills. The trial-by-fire approach of jumping straight into matches is fine, but if you like, you can always try out Practice Mode. The Practice Range in Valorant is a great way to work on your aim and reflexes, and as luck would have it, it’s very easy to use.

Valorant Practice Mode | How to use Practice Range

valorant practice range how to use practice mode

The Valorant Practice Range can be accessed through the game’s Practice Mode menu. In the upper-right of the main menu, select Practice to choose one of four different training modes. The Open Range and Shooting Test options both serve as a practice range to hone your aim and reflexes.

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The Open Range option is the preferred choice for free-form practice or just a bit of fun. Here, you can run around the range, get a feel for weapons, and even track down some of the secrets hidden around the area.

The Shooting Test option puts your reflexes to work with a variety of challenges. Within the range, you can use F3 to bring up a menu with options to adjust speed, streak, bot movement, bot armor, and ammo. It’s worth noting that the speed option adjusts how quickly bots disappear, so if you’re only working on aim, set the option to Easy. For a reflex-based challenge, choose Hard.

The Practice Mode menu also includes options for Spike Planting and Spike Defuse. These serve as a crash course for Valorant’s main gameplay. As in normal matches, you’ll have to control sites, plant Spikes, and either defend them until they detonate or defuse them. If you’re already confident with your aiming and reflexes, these two options will help prepare you for online play.

The Practice Range in Valorant is only a single click away from the main menu. If you’re new to FPS games or simply want to get a feel for gunplay, Open Range or Shooting Test can help. Otherwise, Spike Planting or Spike Defuse will help get you ready to jump into matches.