All weapons in VALORANT

VALORANT has a wide arsenal of guns.

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VALORANT is all about hitting shots.

Riot’s five-vs-five tactical shooter has a diverse arsenal of weapons to encourage constant action and jam-jacked, nail-biting, adrenaline-pumping gameplay.

There may be a variety of abilities in the game, ranging from heals, snares, and smokes, but guns are your primary weapon of choice. Hit a headshot, and your enemy is dead.

Similar to Counter-Strike, VALORANT has a buy menu. Every round starts with a buy phase, where you can spend your well-earned Creds for a juicy gun or two. There are six categories of weapons, including sidearms, SMGs, shotguns, machine guns, rifles, and snipers.

Here’s the full list of weapons in VALORANT.


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The sidearms are essential to economy rounds. If your team has run out of cash, buy a trusty sidearm. They might not be as strong as rifles or snipers, but they should never be underestimated—the little buggers can sting.

  • Classic (free at the start of each round)
  • Shorty (200 Creds)
  • Frenzy (500 Creds)
  • Ghost (500 Creds)
  • Sheriff (800 Creds)

Submachine guns

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VALORANT has two run-and-gun options with the submachine guns. They don’t deal a ton of damage but they can provide a good alternative to the more expensive rifles.

  • Stinger (1,100 Creds)
  • Spectre (1,600 Creds)


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If you’re fed up and you want a change of pace, shotguns are the way forward. They deal a good amount of damage and can even one-shot targets at close range.

  • Bucky (900 Creds)
  • Judge (1,600 Creds)

Machine guns

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Machine guns are great for spraying and praying. They might not be accurate, but they can easily mow down a whole team of enemies.

  • Ares (1,600 Creds)
  • Odin (3,200 Creds)


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The rifles should be your go-to weapons of choice in VALORANT. They’re relatively expensive, but their one-shot headshot potential is well worth the extra cash.

  • Bulldog (2,100 Creds)
  • Guardian (2,400 Creds)
  • Phantom (2,900 Creds)
  • Vandal (2,900 Creds)

Sniper Rifles

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If you want to style on your opponents and take them out at long range, pick up a trusty sniper rifle. In the right hands, they inflict deadly damage.

  • Marshal (1,000 Creds)
  • Operator (5,000 Creds)