Valorant's Odin Heavy Weapon: Complete Guide

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Riot Games will be officially stepping into the first-person shooter genre when Valorant hits the market later this year. This title is a character-based tactical FPS game where two teams of five compete to eliminate each other and be crowned victorious. Within the game, in addition to choosing his character, the player will also have a variety of weapons to buy in order to defeat his opponents. In this topic, we are going to talk about all the heavy weapons present in Valorant. Currently, the game has two different heavy weapons, one of them being Odin.



Heavy Weapon Odin

The Odin is the second most expensive weapon in Valorant, being cheaper only than the Operator. It costs a total of 3200 credits. To buy Odin, the player must have a good amount of credits saved, so they can also buy shields and abilities.

The Odin is a powerful weapon that does a lot of damage. When your shots hit your target's body or leg, the damage is similar to Vandal. Headshots, however, do significantly less damage, but you're not buying Odin to play in the playstyle of someone using Vandal. The Odin's power is concentrated in its extremely fast rate of fire, starting at 12 bullets per second and quickly escalating to 15,6 bullets per second. Its cartridge contains 100 bullets, so you can press the fire button for a long time, taking out multiple players running towards you, without worrying about your ammo.


Below, you can see a table with the Odin information provided by Riot Games itself.


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The Odin is meant for mid-range combat where you can reliably deal a lot of damage with your massive firepower. At long distances, it becomes less effective and bullets do slightly less damage.


Odin also has an ADS mode, like most weapons in the game. A big advantage of Odin's ADS mode is that it doesn't lose its fire rate when it's activated. The main "downside" to using it is that you'll zoom in by a factor of 1,25x, making it harder to spot enemies approaching you from the side. This amplified function, however, does help a bit in hitting distant enemies, though.


As with Ares, if you are crouched while firing, Odin's vertical and horizontal recoil is also reduced. This combined with the ADS mode drastically reduces Odin's recoil and making it much more accurate.

While you can greatly reduce Odin's recoil, you'll still need to control him if you're holding down the fire button. The best way to combat recoil is to drag the mouse down while Odin crawls up, effectively canceling the move. Fighting the left-to-right influence of Odin is difficult and requires a lot of practice as it is very unpredictable.



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