How to drop The Spike in VALORANT

Get this thing off of me.

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When attacking in VALORANT, any player can pick up The Spike from the ground with the intention of planting it at any of the map’s bombsites. But figuring out how to drop it might not be clear to everyone.

There isn’t a button that tells you how to drop it and mashing your keyboard may have minimal results. Instead, there is in fact a way to drop it that the game doesn’t tell you.

If you have The Spike and want to pass it to a teammate or just drop it somewhere to pick up later, you’ll first need to select The Spike by pressing the “4” button on your keyboard.

Then, simply press the “G” key and it should drop The Spike in front of where you’re looking. Make sure to choose a good place to drop it, though, so an enemy player doesn’t see it.

In short:

  1. Press “4” on the keyboard if you have The Spike in your possession.
  2. Press “G” on your keyboard to drop it.