Best Gun Buddies in VALORANT 2022

Gun buddies are small trinkets that can be attached to guns which add flair or a touch of personalization to your favorite weapon. Here we will be ranking the best gun buddies from worst to best.

Gun buddies are a cosmetic item in VALORANT, and their only purpose is to change the looks of your weapon. Unlike the expensive skins, gun buddies do not have any crazy sound effects or graphical effects, but some have unique animations.

How to obtain Gun Buddies in VALORANT?

The main source of obtaining gun buddies is through the battle pass system, where the devs add an assortment of unique gun buddies with every act. You can get a few of these as a part of end-of-tier bonuses for free or get several of them when you purchase the premium battle pass. The next way is by purchasing weapon bundles. When you buy the full collection, you get extra goodies such as a player card, banner, and a gun buddy.

The third way is also fully free, which is obtaining gun buddies from Agent contracts. You can unlock cool gun buddies related to their respective agents. This does require a bit of grinding, but these gun buddies can be obtained entirely for free by anyone. Lastly, you can get gun buddies from promotional or limited-time events. These can range from Amazon Prime gaming bonuses, rewards for watching streams, etc. So to summarize, here is how you can obtain gun buddies in VALORANT.

  • Battle pass rewards (Both free and premium)
  • Weapon Bundle bonus rewards
  • Agent Contracts
  • Limited time/Promotional offers

All the Gun Buddies in VALORANT

So far, there have been 217 gun buddies released in VALORANT. These incorporate everything from Agent charms, memes, themes, Riot events, and much more. So let’s take a quick glance at all of them and then proceed to our top 10 at the end.

Agent Contract Gun Buddies

Reaching tier 6 of every agent’s contract unlocks a Gun buddy. These gun buddies are tied directly to the Agent you unlock it for. This is also the only reliable way to get gun buddies for free, as they are permanently available to unlock at any time. Here are all the Gun buddies you can obtain for free via the Agent Contracts.

All Agent Gun buddies via Valorant Fandom
All Agent Gun buddies via Valorant Fandom

Rank Gun Buddies in VALORANT

These gun buddies are given as a reward to those who achieved their best rank in Competitive mode. You will automatically get these gun buddies as a reward corresponding to the highest rank you achieved in the Episode. These are the ultimate symbol of your skill in the game. Here are the Competitive reward gun buddies you can get in VALORANT.

Competitive Rank reward Gun buddy Rank rewards
Competitive Rank reward Gun buddy Rank rewards

Battle Pass Gun Buddies

As previously mentioned, this is where you can get the most gun buddies. Battle passes are the best source to get a wide variety of unique gun buddies. Here are all the Gun buddies you can get from each battle pass.

Other Battle passes

On special occasions, Riot incorporates mini-events in VALORANT, where you can play the game to unlock a variety of rewards. These battle passes are completely free and available only for a limited time.

Other Battle pass Gun buddies
Other Battle pass Gun buddies

Weapon Collection Bundle Gun Buddies

Now we get to the more premium lineup of gun buddies. These are a part of the weapon collections and can either be purchased separately for 475VP or obtained with the purchase of the bundle. When you buy the full bundle, you get the gun buddy (as well as other goodies) completely for free. The gun buddy in the Give Back collection was the most expensive, coming in at 975VP.

Every weapon collection comes with at least one gun buddy with Spectrum, and Valorant Go! bundles coming with multiple gun buddies. Since these are premium gun buddies, not only do they look good, some even have animations and cool effects surrounding them. Here are all the Gun buddies you can obtain as a part of skin bundles in VALORANT.

Skin bundle Gun buddies via Valorant Fandom
Skin bundle Gun buddies via Valorant Fandom

Prime gaming Gun buddies

Amazon Prime partnered up with Riot to bring exclusive rewards to those subscribed to Prime gaming. Here are the gun buddies you can get in VALORANT if you own a Prime account.

Prime gaming Gun buddies
Prime gaming Gun buddies

Miscellaneous Gun Buddy Rewards in VALORANT

Besides the above-mentioned Gun buddies, you can also obtain a few more of them through special rewards and challenges. They are listed below.

Miscellaneous Gun Buddy rewards via Valorant Fandom
Miscellaneous Gun Buddy rewards via Valorant Fandom

Top 10 Best Gun Buddies in VALORANT

Now we will be ranking the Gun buddies from worst to best.

10. Xpert Comms Gun Buddy

Xpert Comms Gun Buddy
Xpert Comms Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Episode 2 Act 3 Battle pass reward

9. Lucky Dice Gun Buddy

Lucky Dice Gun Buddy
Lucky Dice Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Episode 2 Act 3 Battle pass reward

8. SPECTRUM Gun Buddy

SPECTRUM Gun Buddy
SPECTRUM Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the SPECTRUM bundle or buy separately for 475VP

7. Magepunk Gun Buddy

Magepunk Gun Buddy
Magepunk Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Magepunk bundle or buy separately for 475VP

6. Lycan’s Bane Gun Buddy

Lycan's Bane Gun Buddy
Lycan’s Bane Gun Buddy

“Hmm, Medallion is Humming” – Geralt, Witcher 3

How to Obtain: Episode 4 Act 2 Battle pass reward

5. Episode 2 Act 1 Epilogue: Salt Shaker Gun Buddy

Episode 2 Act 1 Epilogue: Salt Shaker Gun Buddy
Episode 2 Act 1 Epilogue: Salt Shaker Gun Buddy

“Salty”

How to Obtain: Episode 2 Act 1 Battle pass Epilogue reward

4. VCT 2021 Spark Gun Buddy

VCT 2021 Spark Gun Buddy
VCT 2021 Spark Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Watch any official broadcast of the VCT Champions 2021 finals or be a selected co-streamer on 12th December 2021.

3. Oni Gun Buddy

Oni Gun Buddy
Oni Gun Buddy

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Oni bundle or buy separately for 475VP

2. VALORANT Go! Agent Gun Buddies

Probably the cutest Gun buddies added to date. Just pick your favorite character, and you’re good to go.

How to Obtain: Free items with the purchase of the VALORANT Go! bundles or buy each separately for 475VP

1. Celestial Gun Buddy

Celestial Gun Buddy
Celestial Gun Buddy

This Gun buddy has a unique animation that changes depending on whether the weapon is fired. Normally, it appears as a calm piglet, but it turns red and angry when firing.

How to Obtain: Free item with purchase of the Celestial bundle or buy separately for 475VP

So this wraps it up for the 10 best Gun buddies in VALORANT. Note that this list is purely subjective, so the rankings might not reflect your own choices.

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