Trapwire is an ability in Valorant.


Trapwire is a Basic Ability for Cypher that a player can use in-game by purchasing it via the Buy Phase for 200 credits. Place the trapwire that slows and reveals enemies tripping on the line of the trapwire. The location of the enemy is revealed upon triggering


Place a tripwire on a vertical or horizontal surface. The mirrored wall must also be solid and not too far from the origin. Once placed, quickly goes into covert, hiding from enemies. Enemies entering the line of the Trapwire will be pulled, forcing the player to shoot the Trapwire to escape or take small damage and be concussed when not shot in time. Once the Tripwire is triggered, the location of the enemy is revealed.

When in short range, enemies can hear and see the Trapwire, giving them the opportunity to crouch/jump past it or to shoot it (shooting it alarms the placer) The Trapwire can be recalled (1.5s delay), but will not be saved for the next round. Killing the placer (Cypher) will disable the Trapwire and reveal it.

Utility-based entities can trigger the Trapwire, such as Raze's Boom Bot.

The Trapwire goes into covert 2 seconds after it is placed. The Trapwire will be returned 1.5 seconds after being recalled.

Equip a trapwire. FIRE to place a destructible and covert tripware at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a tripwire will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time. This ability can be picked up to be redeployed.
— In-game description

Update History

v1.11 Patch
  • Disabled and revealed upon death.
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