How to Use Machine Guns in VALORANT Weapons



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VALORANT is a relatively new FPS game introduced in 2020, but it took the world by storm. It has become one of the top FPS multiplayer games alongside CS: GO and Call of Duty: Warzone.

How to Use Machine Guns in VALORANT Weapons

Valorant stands out because, aside from the typical FPS concept and mind games, the Agents are equipped with different dynamic abilities that can change how this game is played.

But at the end of the day, Valorant is still a first-person shooter game. You will need to shoot, and knowing your arsenal of weapons by heart will let you shoot confidently.

Valorant Weapons

The weapons in Valorant are divided into six types. There are five sidearms, two SMGs, two shotguns, four rifles, two snipers, and two heavy machine guns. Each weapon varies from one other with its perks and quirks, but they all have their purposes.

Eco rounds will force you to buy a cheap SMG or a sidearm and rely on weapon drops. During these rounds, you will need to know the strengths and limits of the weapon you can afford.

This makes it a good habit to try and practice all the weapons available in the arsenal so you can get used to them to a certain degree. Mastering the agents’ abilities and lineups is half the game, while the other half is your aim and choice of weapons.

Machine guns are the preferred weapons for fps gamers like Valorant. These bullet-hungry weapons require less aiming accuracy compared to sniper rifles and SMGs. They have the firepower to rival any gun with a spray pattern that can kill enemies quickly or miss them altogether.

Unlike sniper rifles requiring trigger discipline, machine guns encourage spraying with bullets for a higher chance of killing. Additionally, machine guns have enough firepower to penetrate concrete walls and covers, easily wall-banging enemies. On top of their large clip size, this makes for a great weapon to use and abuse.

Read on if you are not patient enough to use sniper rifles, nor are you accurate enough to use slow fire-rate weapons. We will tell you exactly why you want to main one of the two machine guns in Valorant. The player skill required to handle these weapons will be more of controlling the recoil and spray of the weapon while it is going on a bullet frenzy.



The Ares is aptly named after the ancient Greek god of war. This weapon is based on the HK21 with a Beta C-style double drum mag. Ares is a great early rounds-harasser due to its relatively affordable price at 50 credits below the Spectre.

It has a high wall-banging capability and can be sprayed for a considerable amount of time thanks to its large clip size of 50 bullets. It has the second biggest clip size after the powerful Odin.

Ares has comparable damage to Spectre, so players usually equip either in early rounds. But while the Spectre excels at short to medium-range shootouts, Ares shines at medium to long-range fighting due to its low damage falloff.

If you are playing on a large map where enemies usually need to scope at one another, then the Ares is a perfect choice. You can use this weapon over the Spectre and Bulldog on eco rounds. The Ares has a fast fire rate, and the recoil is easily countered. Remember, this gun tends to spray upwards, so counter this by dragging your cursor down to keep it spot-on. Listed below are the specs of Ares:

  • Price – 1550 credits
  • Mag Size – 50
  • Fire rate – 10~15 rounds/sec (rate increases as you continue firing)
  • Alt-Fire – 1.25x zoom
  • Wall Penetration – High
  • Damage at 30m and below
    • Head – 72
    • Body – 30
    • Legs – 25
  • Damage above 30m
    • Head – 67
    • Body – 28
    • Legs – 23
Ares Normal Fire
Ares ADS


The Odin is one of the most powerful weapons in Valorant, standing on the upper echelons of the weapons hierarchy with the Operator. No wonder it is named after Odin, king of all gods in Norse Mythology.

Odin is likely a Valorant original weapon since no weapons of this caliber are mounted. It is the second most expensive weapon in the game, making it a prioritized weapon to save for in a round. Like the Ares, the Odin is great for wall-banging due to its great wall penetration and large clip size. It has 100 bullets per clip, making it the biggest in the game.

This weapon of pure unadulterated damage increases the fire rate as you shoot. Aiming with ADS (Aim-Down Sight) will let you shoot at the max fire rate. This weapon needs a lot of practice and adjustment for players usually playing with SMGs.

It has a slow spin-up time before firing and takes a long reload animation time. When used effectively, no cover or wall is safe from Odin’s lethal damage. It works efficiently from medium to long-range targets with a small damage falloff. Listed below are Odin’s specs:

  • Price – 3200 credits
  • Mag Size – 100
  • Fire rate – 12~15.6 rounds/sec (rate increases as you continue firing)
  • Alt-Fire – 1.25x zoom
  • Wall Penetration – High
  • Damage at 30m and below
    • Head – 95
    • Body – 38
    • Legs – 32
  • Damage above 30m
    • Head – 77
    • Body – 31
    • Legs – 26
Odin Normal Fire
Odin ADS

Valorant Machine Guns Conclusion

Machine Guns are rarely easy weapons in most FPS games. They have a large spray and become harder to control as you continue firing. This is the price to pay for the devastating firepower and rate of fire you get from these weapons. For the most part, though, the pros outweigh the cons. Whether new to Valorant or first-person shooter games, you will find Machine Guns one of the game’s most exciting and adrenaline-pumping weapons.

If you do not have the patience to wait and locate vantage points to use sniper rifles, then maybe the Ares and Odin will be more to your liking. No wall is too thick for these weapons to breach. Try to listen through walls for footsteps and any sound enemy agents make, then mow them down until your clip runs out. If you can get past the wild behavior of the weapon and the loud noise they bring with them, then go ahead and use these guns for your next playthrough.


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