Valorant: Best Killjoy Icebox Setups

How to best get value out of your abilities on Valorant's coldest map.

by Shawn Robinson , Gordon Bicker
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Valorant players (like myself) will be familiar with just how important it is to have a brilliant setup strategy on each map and this is especially true for the agent, Killjoy.

One of the trickier maps thanks to one of the sites for this is Icebox but I will take you through the best setups for Killjoy on this map in Valorant so you always have a solid reference to use.

Valorant: Best Setups for Killjoy on Icebox

Like some of our other guides on setups for different maps, turret spots and placements are marked in black, the alarm bot spots are marked in red, and swarm grenades are marked in blue. You can use this information closely as you move down the article.

Valorant Killjoy Site A

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As far as A site goes, Killjoy has some pretty solid turret spots. This is mainly thanks to the fact the enemy has to funnel through a fairly large chokepoint, meaning your turret only has a couple of places to check. Just be sure to vary it across the few spots to leave enemies on their toes.

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The alarm bot spots are fairly standard, just checking for enemies committing to the site. The swarm grenades, on the other hand, can either complement the alarm bots or buy some time by denying bomb plants on the default plant site. Nothing too exciting here, but a few things worth noting regardless.

Special Mention – Mid

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I don’t normally give setups for mid, but Icebox is an exception to that rule. I recommend that you always make use of mid when you can as it can truly turn the tide on some of your rounds. If you ever find yourself holding kitchen (especially, which isn’t the greatest but is doable), throwing your turret up on this spot can be nice to gain intel.

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It’s also fairly hard to hit if placed right, meaning some free damage is in store for you. You can also throw your alarm bot and swarm grenades into kitchen to cook you up a quick kill (…I never said I was good at puns).

Site B

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I won’t try and sugar coat it, Site B on Icebox is arguably the worst to hold for Killjoy in all of Valorant. Her turret spots are fine, as there are plenty of long sightlines to watch for both mid and the long corridor to the B site. You can even put your turret by the snowman in the back if you so desire. The issue is your swarm grenades and alarm bot, which offer very little beyond their most basic purpose.

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Most of the time they’ll gain little value in other spots, with your alarm bot being good to watch a full commit to site and for enemies behind yellow. Otherwise, your swarm grenades are best used to deny the two default plant locations.

All in all, though, I do hope you got some value here towards using Killjoy effectively on Icebox. I don’t personally suggest it due to how difficult it is to hold B site, but if you find yourself wanting to play her, this should at least provide some solid value. Now you can jump back into the game and make use of all of these Icebox setups for Killjoy — enjoy!

- This article was updated on November 2nd, 2023