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Best Deadlock Setups On Sunset

Best Deadlock Setups On Sunset
Written by: Weeii

Nobody wants to be the one caught off guard when an enemy swoops in from a blind spot. Deadlock, the agent that is like chess moves—you've got to be two steps ahead to really secure the bag. Now, in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Valorant, knowing the best deadlock setups can be the difference between a "GG, well played" and a frustrating walk back to the spawn point.


Whether you're trying to lock down a site like Fort Knox or setting up the perfect trap, it's all about positioning, gadgets, and a sprinkle of strategy. Each map has its quirks, with deadlock, you will bring something unique to the table. So, why settle for average when you can be the mastermind behind an impenetrable defense, right?


In this guide, we're going to dive into the best Deadlock setups on Sunset that'll make your opponents think twice before they rush in. So, grab some popcorn, put your game face on, and let's get into it!



Deadlock Setups 


As a deadlock, you are the team’s hope on the defensive side. While the agent is still relatively new, there are endless things you can do to place a lot of impact on any opponent coming your way. With the perfect setups and correct timings, you can be the change in the outcome of the game. Here are the best deadlock setups: 



A Site


What Does It Cover: This setup on A site is focused on splitting your attention to both Elbow and main. Meaning you will be playing to control the entirety of site and punish any enemy crossing to take deep control of site. 


When To Use It: Best used in scenarios where you expect enemies to split their attacking force or when you want to secure retaking position for your teammates.

Why Is It Special: Best part about this setup is how versatile it is as it allows you to play from different positions and get the same outcome. It doesn’t restrict you to a certain playstyle.

Simply place your wall on A main followed with a sound sensor next to it, then place another on Elbow to secure not getting surprised by an enemy and then play for your utility on site. 

A Site 2



What Does It Cover: This setup is the alternative to splitting the focus, here you will be heavily invested into securing A Elbow to retake the site properly and force enemies in an uncomfortable position as they will not be able to retain map control whilst on site.


When To Use It: Best used in eco rounds as with a shot gun you can easily secure elbow, especially when combined with this setup.

Why Is It Special: What makes it stand out is how hard it is for enemies to push through your utility which makes you harder to deal with especially with the amounts of pressure placed.

To do it, simply place your wall on the entrance of elbow and follow it up with a sound sensor then prepare your net nade to peek off the sound sensor’s activation. 



B Site

What Does It Cover: This setup on B site is lethal as it focuses on forcing anyone off the site if they are to come from B main. This does not focus on any enemies coming through Market so make sure you have a teammate watching that for you.


When To Use It: Best used in scenarios where you are in the anchor position as you are likely to fight a whole push on your own.

Why Is It Special: What makes it special is how versatile B site is, it allows you to play for “retake” and still try to get frags on site for your team.

To do it, place your wall as such and follow it up with a sound sensor next to it and another on stairs. Enjoy your free kills!



Pro Tips


  • Remember that using your wall ability, each section can be broken separately and it can be done in less time than breaking it all at once. This means enemies can break one section quickly to pass through, being aware of this helps you predict upcoming danger.

  • The audio sensor activates whenever a player produces an audio cue, this means if you place it for flank and enemies shift or slowly walk through it they will be completely undetected. Deadlock is weak when it comes to setting traps for flank as it can get dodged.

  • GravNet (C) which is the ability that allows you to force crouch enemies can be canceled in some circumstances like an Omen teleporting or such. Don’t expect enemies to stay crouched after casting a certain ability.

  • Enemies can easily dodge the sound sensors when they know where it is placed on site, meaning you should always re-arrange your setups and add your touch to the given setups in order to maximize the agent’s efficiency.

  • Deadlock’s ultimate can bounce off walls to get to a desired position, so in case you had an enemy running away from you make sure to try and hunt them down with an ultimate trick shot!

  • A common use for Deadlock’s ultimate is to enable it and not shoot it until you see the enemy. Usually with the range of the ability you can secure the kill even after being vulnerable for a few seconds after launching it.

  • To properly secure holding sites, make sure you are buying the correct loadout for the purpose you are aiming for in a certain round. If you are going for kills, then place your sound sensors in cheeky spots and peek off them.

  • The sound sensor can be tricked just like the killjoy turret and chamber trip, if you hear it alerted that doesn’t mean it launched or caught an enemy as they can simply retreat and hold your peek.


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