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They’ll know it's over when the Stinger splash hits.

The Stinger is an SMG that is a primary weapon in VALORANT.

Summary

This SMG is more potent at medium to long range than its counterparts, but at the cost of firing rate and mobility. The 20-round mag gets wasted in recoil-filled sprays, but lands lethal blows at medium distances with ADS and controlled fire.

The Stinger is a low-cost SMG. It has two firing modes, a standard automatic single-bullet primary fire and a semi-automatic burst-mode alternate fire that fires four bullets in a burst at around an eighth of its usual fire rate. Alternate fire also increases the distance that falloff damage begins to occur at.

As an SMG, the Stinger is most effective at shorter range or when used on the move. It's high fire rate makes it great for taking out single targets when buying light and can be used to surprise an enemy in tight spaces, allowing the player to gain a weapon upgrade for little investment thanks to the Stinger's cheap cost.

Compared to the costlier Spectre SMG, the Stinger is not completely outshone as its power comes with its ability to kill individual agents quickly. However, the Stinger's lower magazine capacity and higher fire rate make it unsuitable for sustained firefights against multiple enemies, given that a magazine will empty in just over a second. Also, despite ADS and burst often being associated with better precision at long range, the Stinger's alternate fire is affected by recoil within the burst itself, meaning exceptional control is needed to ensure all of the burst's bullets hit the target at longer ranges.

Stats

  • Headshot multiplier: x2.5
  • Leg shot multiplier: x0.85
  • 20+ m falloff multiplier: x0.926 (25/27)

Primary Fire

Damage Range Body Part 100 HP 125 HP 150 HP
Bullets to kill Time to kill (s) Bullets to kill Time to kill (s) Bullets to kill Time to kill (s)
0–20 m Head 2 0.063 2 0.063 3 0.125
Body 4 0.188 5 0.250 6 0.313
Legs 5 0.250 6 0.313 7 0.375
20–50 m Head 2 0.063 3 0.125 3 0.125
Body 4 0.188 5 0.250 6 0.313
Legs 5 0.250 6 0.313 8 0.438

Alternate Fire

Damage Range Body Part 100 HP 125 HP 150 HP
Bursts to kill Time to kill (s) Bursts to kill Time to kill (s) Bursts to kill Time to kill (s)
0–30 m Head 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Body 1 0.000 2 0.472 2 0.472
Legs 2 0.472 2 0.472 2 0.472
30–50 m Head 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Body 1 0.000 2 0.472 2 0.472
Legs 2 0.472 2 0.472 2 0.472

Update History

v4.07
  • Nerf Now delays firing inputs while bringing up the weapon to ADS
    • Prevents you from getting burst mode accuracy improvements before you finished raising your weapon

v3.0

  • Nerf Walking inaccuracy increased from .3 >>> 1.0
  • Nerf Running inaccuracy increased from 2.0 >>> 2.5
  • Buff Price decreased 1100 >>> 950

v2.03

  • Nerf Price increased 1000 >>> 1100
  • Primary Fire
    • Nerf Fire rate reduced 18 >>> 16
    • Nerf Point when max spread reached decreased from 6th bullet >>> 4th bullet
    • Nerf Adjusted pitch (vertical) recoil curve, recoil climbs more aggressively past the 3rd bullet
  • Alt fire
    • Buff Recovery time decreased .45 >>> .4
    • Nerf Adjusted pitch (vertical) recoil to be more aggressive after the first burst
    • Nerf Added more error on bursts after the first one
    • Nerf First shot spread for alt fire increased from 0.4 >>> 0.5
      • This change was undocumented


Skins

Image Edition Collection Source Cost/Unlock Upgrades Variants
.SYS Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png .SYS EP. 04 Act 3 Battle Pass Tier 35 -
Aristocrat Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png Aristocrat Store Valorant Points1275
Cavalier Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png Cavalier EP. 02 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 10
Couture Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Couture EP. 01 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 15
Depths Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Depths EP. 02 Act 3 Battle Pass Tier 20
Doodle Buds Stinger.png Premium-edition-icon.png Doodle Buds Store Valorant Points1775 Kill Effect Tactifriends
League of Legends
Ego Stinger.png Premium-edition-icon.png Ego Store Valorant Points1775 - Red
Tan
Pink
Lycan's Bane Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png Lycan's Bane EP. 04 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 16 -
Prelude to Chaos Stinger.png Exclusive-edition-icon.png Prelude to Chaos Store Valorant Points2175 VFX
Animation
Finisher
Green
White
Blue
Prism II Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Prism II Store Valorant Points875 -
Red Alert Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Red Alert EP. 01 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 35
RGX 11z Pro Stinger.png Exclusive-edition-icon.png RGX 11z Pro Store Valorant Points2175 VFX
Animation
Finisher
Kill Counter
Red
Blue
Yellow
Sakura Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png Sakura Store Valorant Points1275 -
Schema Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Schema EP. 04 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 05
Sensation Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Sensation Store Valorant Points875
Shimmer Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Shimmer EP 05 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 05 - Gold
Red
Teal
Silvanus Stinger.png Deluxe-edition-icon.png Silvanus Store Valorant Points1275 -
Sovereign Stinger.png Premium-edition-icon.png Sovereign Store Valorant Points1775 VFX
Finisher
Gold
Silver
Purple
Surge Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Surge EP. 01 Act 3 Battle Pass Tier 35 - Black
Yellow
Blue
Varnish Stinger.png Select-edition-icon.png Varnish EP. 03 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 40 -


Trivia

  • During the Beta, the weapon's full name was the CQ-SBR Stinger (Close Quarters - Short Barreled Rifle).
  • The Stinger's design has similarities to the LWRC SMG-45.
  • This is the Weapon with the highest fire-rate in the game.
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