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How to Valorant: Crossfires and Bait-and-Switch Setups (Episode 1)
Starting with this post, Mobalytics introduces a new series of articles titled “How to Valorant” for all gamers looking to improve their skills and show off to their friends.
In this series, you can learn all about the different types of mechanical and tactical gameplay mechanics in existence that are crucial to the game.
As always, our main goal is to help everyone interested in becoming a better player, so the goal of this particular series is to explain the relevant gameplay themes in detail, but still in a way that is understandable and easy to learn.
The subject of the first article, Episode 1, will be “Crossfires and Bait and Switch Configurations”.
Giving coordinated pressure or gaining an edge in a situation where your team is clearly outnumbered can be an impossible task.
At times like these, cross shots, which are previously discussed with your teammates, can give you a better chance or even an advantage over such difficult attacks.
Not only can the defender side benefit greatly from using the right cross shots in the right situations, attackers can also use this strategy to outplay their opponents under certain circumstances.
In addition to the usual cross shooting, this article will also discuss a specific sub-category of cross shooting: Bait and Switch setup.
In this case, you are essentially playing with your food and intentionally focusing your opponent’s attention on certain things or in certain directions to get the better of them.
To properly explain and visualize these mechanics, we picked up some great examples from Valorant’s professional duels as well as detailed these situations by including display illustrations for clarification.
What is a Crossfire in Valorant?
First of all, we need to agree on one common definition of the so-called crossfire.
On the one hand, the concept of crossfire is quite widespread and known to a large part of the community, but on the other hand, not all have the same concept of crossfire.
This can vary greatly depending on the person you are talking to.
Overall, it’s safe to say that people don’t look at you weird:
“Crossfire” is a set of at least two players who both occupy one specific area or entrance to the map, but from two opposite directions.
In this statement, the emphasis is very much on the three key phrases “two players”, “one area” and “two opposite directions”.
In this example, you can spot two defenders (green) who have started crossfiring at Haven at Site C and are thus keeping one common line of sight (green dotted line) against the strikers’ push (red) coming from C Long.
The overriding goal of this type of setup is to attack the opponent at the same time from at least two very different points of view, so that even if one fight is lost, the other member of the crossfire will be able to easily match the numbers.
Being caught in the crossfire means that you are hurt in some way to be between the two sides. This is more than mere discomfort. In fact, you feel pain or loss as a result of being between the two sides.
Chrysler Crossfire: A real American sports car?
Conceived when Chrysler was owned by Daimler-Benz, the Crossfire concept car was intended to elicit an emotional response from the public when it debuted at the 2001 North American International Auto Show. The Crossfire was also to be a two-seater for Chrysler, using 39% of its components from Mercedes-Benz products, such as the platform and drivetrain shared with the SLK320.
Motoring media and the general public have largely embraced the Chrysler Crossfire concept car, praising its boldly sculpted lines, aggressive proportions, and interesting styling accents such as the quick rear and split windshield.
So how was the production Crossfire received when it hit dealerships in 2003?
Concept cars lose some of their visual appeal when they go into production, and unfortunately that was also the case with the Crossfire.
Design elements such as the cheeky fastback profile, distinctive lines on the hood and a boat-like rear end made their way into the production Crossfire, but more formidable headlamps and front grille, as well as a retro split windshield did not apply.
Critics also complained about the design of the tail of the boat on the stock Chrysler Crossfire.
Contrary to the aggressive and curled tail of the boat that appeared on the concept car, the production model looked awkwardly squashed and sloppy. Auto journalist Jeremy Clarkson even went so far as to say that the Crossfire profile looked like a dog doing its business. Thread!
We think it’s a bit unkind, but the overall subdued aesthetics disappointed many people and made them fear other key aspects of the Crossfire.
The people caught in the crossfire of arms are innocent people who were shot by mistake. Likewise, the phrase “caught in crossfire” figuratively refers to people who have been unintentionally wounded by two opposing parties.
Inside the Crossfire, the influence of Mercedes is best seen. The dashboard is a mix of Chrysler colors and gauge fonts with Mercedes mechanics (the two most obvious being the radio and the cruise control lever). It’s a tight fit for tall adults, and there’s not much room in the tailgate for much more than a few soft luggage. The Roadster gets a small trunk in place of the hatchback’s hold.
Designed by the young, visionary Chrysler designer on a scrap of paper, the Crossfire has remained fairly faithful to his first few drawings. From the elegantly sculpted bonnet to the ridge that runs down the rear of the car to the side vents, everything about the 2008 Chrysler Crossfire is a classic. The large 18- and 19-inch wheels really bring the design to life, and in the roadster version the stunning design is even more beautiful.
The Crossfire is equipped with dual-zone air conditioning, leather seats, electric windows, electric locks, remote keyless access, AM / FM stereo with CD and six Infinity speakers, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, traction control, six-speed manual transmission, electronic stability control, leather-covered telescopic wheel, cruise control, electric seat heating (eight-way driver, four-way passenger), side airbags and a retractable rear spoiler. The Roadster has a fabric top and a glass rear window.
A five-speed automatic transmission, two-tone leather seats and on-board navigation are the only options.
Certainly no one would accuse the Crossfire of being on display and not leaving. Chrysler adapted the 3.2 liter V6 engine to service in this stylish coupe. Rated 215 horsepower and 229 lb-ft. Torque, this smooth running machine develops great power and produces an equally impressive exhaust note.
3.2 liter V6
215 horsepower at 5,700 rpm
229 lb ft. Of torque at 3,000 rpm
City / Highway fuel consumption EPA: 15/23 (manual), 19/25 (automatic)
Again, it is to be expected that not every attractive feature found on the concept car will make it to the production model due to safety and budget constraints, but the interior of the production Crossfire has lost virtually every neat styling element.
Chrysler Crossfire performance
How much horsepower does a Chrysler Crossfire have?
The 3.2 L V6 engine in the Crossfire produces 215 hp. The Crossfire SRT6 produces 330hp from a supercharged engine.
Chrysler Crossfire 0-60
The Crossfire accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds. The Crossfire SRT6 reaches a speed of 60mph in 5.1 seconds.
What is the top speed of a Chrysler Crossfire?
The Crossfire has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
Is the Chrysler Crossfire fast?
Many believe that the standard Crossfire is a bit power-poor, but the Crossfire SRT6 is considered a fast car, especially when compared to similar sports cars of the time.
Speed is just one factor in which cars can become classics, and a sports car does not necessarily need tremendous power to become a collector’s item.
In any case, 215 HP from the standard model is more than enough for some.
At its launch, Chrysler’s two main competitors were the Nissan 350Z and the Audi TT. The power of the Crossfire was well below the 350Z’s 283hp, but was very close to the 221hp produced by the Audi TT 1.8 Quattro.
Chrysler Crossfire SRT6
The SRT6 is a high-performance Chrysler Crossfire model, producing an additional 115hp over the standard model thanks to the engine-mounted supercharger.
- Different front grille
- Stiffer suspension
- Bigger brakes
- Various alloy wheels
- Alcantara armchairs
- Larger tires
- SRT-6 logo
- Fixed spoiler not active
- Larger exhaust pipes
The SRT6 was equipped with only a five-speed automatic transmission. There was no instruction manual on this model, unlike a regular car.
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