Valorant’s Operator is the most expensive weapon in the game, but is it worth it? We’ve broken down everything you need to know about Sniper, so you are fully equipped for the battle!
The Operator – an expensive pleasure
One hit and one kill! Of course, the Operator motto is only for those who know how to use it properly. Anyone with enough skill to aim and shoot quickly in the training area will soon be able to reach it. Regardless of close or far distance, whether it’s an attacker or a defender, this sniper friend is the ideal companion in Valorant. But remember that a good target is imperative, reloading takes time and the rate of fire is very low, so every shot must hit the target.
Damage, fire rate, shot pattern
The acronym for weapons is OP – and that says it all. There are no damage losses at long range, so always shield, aim well and take down your enemies with just one click. A one-shot in the head deals 255 damage, one hits the body 150, so with a steady hand, the player controls it is extremely dangerous. However, the hard part will come when you miss it.
A one-shot in the leg deals 127 damage – with shields killing is no longer guaranteed here. If you miss it, you will put yourself in danger very quickly. The rate of fire is 0.75 rounds per second. Therefore, anyone who misses shot needs a second to shoot again.
The magazine has only five rounds but in most bullets, they will be enough to get the job done. Accuracy with the 5x zoom is remarkable and the gun is barely warped. The wallshots are also possible and quite deadly. However, it takes a lot of practice from you.
Unlike Spectre, the Operator is a good weapon for defending. Keep a point? No problem. The best part is to find a safe haven from where you have an overview and can cover a website or its access. After that, you must wait and show patience. The wide-open terrain makes you vulnerable, so alleys that give attackers only one point of entry are ideal. As with many snipers, it’s important to have a good side weapon to compensate for the weak points of the first, i.e. a high-rate pistol.
When should you buy the Operator?
The Operator is a weapon that can only be purchased after a few rounds, simply because of the insane price tag of 4,500 credits. While it is useful for both defender and attacker, we recommend using it, especially for defenders. Points like A-Main on Split or B-Long on Bind can be kept perfectly with it. The sniper reveals its potential towards the end of the game, where it is extremely deadly in the right hand.
The Best Agents for the gun
Depending on the situation, this weapon can help any agent. Even so, it’s especially good for people sent to hold a site or scouting locations from afar. Sova and Sage, who usually play more defensively, can use this weapon to take down enemies from afar without endangering themselves. Omen also gets along very well with Operator, as he can teleport and go to places you don’t expect. An aggressive Viper that uses its venom to snipe from afar is also a common combo.