Are you eager to know about the top five weapons in the VALORANT Competitive last month? Then buckle up as we look at the weapons with the most kills in the Ranked matches.
Riot Games entered the FPS scene with their strategic shooter hit, VALORANT. Since its release, the 5v5 shooter has become one of the most-played FPS titles. Currently, the game is available in six regions worldwide.
VALORANT’s core mechanics are a mixture of Overwatch and CS:GO. Players use Agent abilities alongside weapons to dominate in VALORANT. Although abilities are a significant aspect of VALORANT, weapons remain the absolute difference-maker.
The most played mode in VALORANT is competitive, thanks to its rich esports scene. The weapons used in Competitive or Ranked mode differ slightly from those used in Unrated mode. So, let’s look at the top 5 weapons in the VALORANT Competitive.
How Many Weapons are There in VALORANT?
Since VALORANT’s launch, the game has had a total of 17 weapons. These weapons are categorically placed in classes such as Sidearms and Primary weapons. Sidearms are pistols, while Primary weapons include SMGs, Shotguns, Rifles, Sniper rifles, and Machine guns.
Top 5 Weapons
The top weapons in VALORANT Competitive are widely used in all skill divisions, from Iron to Radiant. Here are the top 5 weapons in VALORANT Competitive:
The good old Classic is one of the most popular sidearms simply due to its efficiency compared to its price. Moreover, it is the only free gun in the game, and all players in a match have access to it as the starting default sidearm. In September, almost 3.9% of total kills were made with the Classic.
Aside from the free Classic, the silenced pistol Ghost is the best weapon for Pistol rounds. With a price of 500 credits, the Ghost has excellent headshot damage. The Ghost has contributed to 6.9% of total kills in the last 30 days in VALORANT Competitive.
The king of run and gun, Spectre is the most used SMG in VALORANT Competitive across all skill divisions. It has an excellent fire rate and decent damage output. However, the damage falloff of the Spectre makes it a weak choice for long-range gunfights.
With a cost of 1600 credits, the Spectre has contributed to 7.5% of total kills in the last 30 days. The Spectre remains the best SMG in eco-rounds.
The Phantom is the silenced Rifle with one of the best fire rates in the game. However, the 140 headshot damage makes it weaker than its counterpart, Vandal. Coming in at 2900 credits, the Phantom contributed 13.7% of total kills in September’s VALORANT Ranked matches.
The one-tap machine Vandal, or the AK of VALORANT, is the most powerful weapon in the game. The whole community loves the gun due to its rewarding one-shot ability. Moreover, the 160 headshot damage gives it a triumph over its rifle counterpart, the Phantom.
Coming in at the same price of 2900 credits, the Vandal has contributed 46.3% of total kills in VALORANT Ranked mode in the last 30 days. The total kill percentage of the Vandal is miles ahead of every other weapon in the game.
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Take this with a grain of salt, as the data above has been acquired from Valorbuff, so it might not be considered 100% accurate. However, Valorbuff uses a huge sample size. So, it is the most reliable data we currently have.
The top 5 weapons in VALORANT have been directly influenced by the leading pro players and the whole player base since the game’s launch. Aside from these weapons, honorable mentions go to the Odin and Judge, mainly seen as the top weapons in the lower skill divisions of VALORANT Competitive.