The Operator is a Valorant gun in the "Sniper" class of weapons. It costs 4500 CREDS and we've ranked it in the S-Tier (Top Tier) in the current meta.
This weapon has "High" wall penetration and a 5-round magazine capacity.
Check out the Operator stats table and read our guide below for more information.
|4500||Sniper||2.5x & 5x|
|Capacity||Wall Penetration||Fire Type|
|Fire Rds/Sec||Alt. Fire Type||Alt. Rds/Sec|
|0.75||Zoom Mode (2.5x & 5x) (significantly reduces spread)||0.75|
|Head Damage||Body Damage||Leg Damage|
|-255 (0-50m)||-150 (0-50m)||-127 (0-50m)|
The Operator is the most expensive gun in Valorant, costing 4500 CREDS. If you plan to "Op" for your team, you'll need to wait a few rounds before being able to buy it.
Unlike Valorant's other Sniper, the Marshal, the Operator is extremely inaccurate when "no-scoping". Unlike the AWP in CS:GO, you can't quick-scope with the Operator. You need to wait for the zoom animation to complete.
For these reasons, the Operator can be difficult to use at close ranges.
This Sniper has two levels of zoom, 2.5x and 5x. Though the 5x zoom can make it easier to see opponents at far distances, it makes it more challenging to flick to opponents that sneak up on you.
The Operator is the one-shot king of Valorant. It does 255 damage to the head, 150 to the body, and 127 to the legs.
This means it can one-shot enemies with full health and Heavy Shields with a shot to either the head or body. It can even one-shot enemies with full health and light shields to the legs.
While it will take you a while to be able to afford the "Op", it's a great choice for holding long angles on Defense or getting picks as an Attacker.
Depending on the Agent you choose, we'd encourage you first to consider buying Abilities that can help your team before spending up for this gun.
Aside from that, it's viable in nearly all situations. However, you'll want to limit the number of players on your team using Snipers as they're hard to use for fast site takes and retakes.
Finally, even if you don't like Sniping yourself, pick up an Op for your teammate if they die with it or are wanting one. You can then rebuy a Rifle or ask for a drop from your teammate. A lot of new players don't seem to realize this is a team game and that it requires a team effort to maintain the ability to afford this gun.