Valorant Patch 2.0 Weapon Tier List

Valorant Patch 2.0 Weapon Tier List
Valorant Patch 2.0 Weapon Tier List | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Patch 2.0 weapon tier list will be important information for any player looking to climb through the ranks of competitive. Although this patch mainly focused on agents, there were buffs given to the classic. Here's the weapons tier list for this patch.

S Tier - Phantom, Vandal, Operator, Ghost

The Phantom is a mainstay of the current meta
The Phantom is a mainstay of the current meta | Photo Courtesy of "Yezzan" on Youtube

These guns are all excellent choices, even if some of them (looking at you Operator) can kill your savings. Still, all of these guns are worth getting if you can afford them. The Phantom and Vandal are both auto rifles that are hard to beat by any other weapon in the same financial class. Nothing comes close to touching the Operator in long-distance engagements, and the Ghost is the most cost-effective gun in the early rounds.

A Tier - Spectre, Odin, Bucky, Judge, Frenzy

The Odin can mow through opponents with proper control
The Odin can mow through opponents with proper control | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

The Spectre is a great alternative for anyone who can't afford the Phantom or Vandal, although it lacks the range of those two. Meanwhile, the Odin is a bullet hose that tears through walls and can send camping players scurrying. It can be hard to control, however, with its high recoil and bullet spray. Both the Bucky and Judge are great options for entry duelists like Jett or Raze and can be devastating in certain maps. That being said, shotguns in general aren't the easiest weapons for inexperienced players to use. The Frenzy is a fun gun that is very useful in close to mid-range, it's low price also is beneficial, as it allows for players to buy light shields early on.

B Tier - Bulldog, Guardian, Marshall, Ares, Sheriff

No reason to use it over the Phantom/Vandal
No reason to use it over the Phantom/Vandal | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

These guns are much more niche and although there are some players who might find utility in them, in general, these aren't used often. The Bulldog and Guardian isn't worth getting over the Phantom and even if players are short on money, the Spectre is the more cost-effective gun anyway. The Marshal in general is a poor gun and at times it feels like you're using a pea shooter. The Ares is half the gun Odin is, which is fitting since it's also half the price. Still, machine gun enthusiasts can make Ares work if they're short on cash for the Odin. The Sheriff is a decent gun, but its high price tag in early rounds means you'll be sacrificing abilities or shields, and the Bucky is a better weapon at a similar price tag.

C Tier - Classic, Shorty, Stinger

Cool skins still won't make this gun worth using
Cool skins still won't make this gun worth using | Photo Courtesy of Riot Games

With the nerfs to the Classic, the gun now has nothing going for it. Even at its nonexistent price tag you're better off with the Ghost or Frenzy. The Shorty is only just slightly more useful, but just like the Classic the Frenzy and Ghost are superior options. The Stinger's burst fire while ADS-ing does it no favors, as it makes the gun very poor at mid-range. At close ranges, the Bucky is both cheaper and better.