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Valorant Pistols Weapon Guide: How to use every pistol in Riot Games' new shooter

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Valorant, Riot Games' class-based tactical shooter, is finally out and that means you can play it right now!

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While there are plenty of abilities that players can use, pulling the trigger is still key. Here's our guide to the game's array of pistols.

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Valorant: Pistol Weapons Guide

Also known as Sidearms, there are multiple pistols available in Valorant. Here's a quick guide to each.

Expect to use pistols often
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Classic:

  • Some spray when firing quickly
  • Slow and steady shooting rhythm required
  • Two shots to kill - one head, one body.
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Shorty:

  • Seven rounds
  • Close-range only
  • One-shot kills when close

Frenzy:

  • Machine pistol with plenty of recoil
  • 13 bullets in the magazine
  • Close and mid-range
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Ghost:

  • One hit kills on unshielded enemies from an impressive distance
  • Aim for the head, and try to fire slowly

Sheriff:

  • One-shot headshot kills on even shielded enemies
  • Body shots require around three for a kill
  • Need to maintain a rhythm, and avoid pulling the trigger too regularly
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