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Valorant Weapon Tier List April 2022

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Valorant Episode 4 Act 2, updated for April 2022.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Valorant Episode 4 Act 2, updated for April 2022. / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Our Valorant weapon tier list for April 2022 is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use now that the new meta has settled down a bit once again in Episode 4 Act 2.

As the meta currently stands, there remains a clear pecking order in terms of value, as it should regarding the game's economic system. However, that's not to say that players haven't figured out which guns are under/overperforming how they probably should, especially after the most recent patch. Here is how the weapons stack up in Valorant Episode 4 Act 2 in April 2022.

Valorant April 2022 Weapon Rankings

S Tier

  • Operator
  • Vandal
  • Phantom

At the top of the list, of course, is the holy trinity of weapons in the game: the Operator, Vandal and Phantom. Any time you start a round with one of these guns in your hand, you have to make it count.

A Tier

  • Spectre
  • Sheriff
  • Ghost
  • Odin
  • Classic

In the A Tier are five options that you should have no shame falling to, except for maybe the Classic. If it's a tap fire, well played. If it's a Classic right click, well that's a bit painful. The Spectre is almost a no-brainer for bonus rounds, the Sheriff is the eco king, the Ghost is the most popular option for pistol rounds and the Odin does what it wants.

B Tier

  • Judge
  • Marshall
  • Ares
  • Guardian

These four options in the B Tier are far from essential, or popular picks, but can be deadly in the right hands. As soon as you get a kill with either of these, you've deserve a trophy considering the resources you'd need to buy one of these.

C Tier

  • Bulldog
  • Frenzy
  • Shorty
  • Bucky
  • Stinger

Lastly, in C Tier are five weapons that are likely best left for Spike Rush, or very specific situations. The Frenzy can look like the best pistol in the game at times. After the 4.07 Patch, the Bulldog and the Stinger now have delayed firing inputs while bringing up the weapon to aim down sights (ADS), meaning there's now a slight penalty for deciding to switch to burst firing mid-combat. Lastly, the Shorty and Bucky are simply for those working on demon time, so there's no need to dive into the decision-making for buying those options.

For more on Valorant, be sure to check out our Agent Tier List for April 2022.