Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide: AS VAL Loadout for MP and BR
This CoD Mobile weapon guide is about the assault rifle known as the AS VAL. It was introduced in the CoD Mobile Season 2 update and can be unlocked at level 21 of the free battle pass. AS VAL has high damage, super fast fire rate, and great mobility. The gun has a built-in suppressor and fairly good accuracy when firing. It’s kind of like an SMG with better damage and range. However, there is also a significant flaw as well.
In CoD Mobile MP games, the AS VAL is somewhat unique compared to its peers. It features projectiles which affect when the bullets actually come into contact with the target. The rapid fire rate of the weapon is exceptional, allowing it to perform well at close and medium range. However, at longer ranges, the uncontrollable recoil may send the bullets flying upwards. By default, it has only 20 bullets in the magazine with a fire rate of 800 rounds per minute.
It is now the number one quickest assault rifle in CoD Mobile, slightly faster than the Type 25. Its fire rate is even faster than most SMGs and about the same level as QQ9 and QXR. With such a high fire rate, the default mag size is not sufficient, it is essential to equip an extended mag. The quick reload time of the weapon is 1.4 seconds, and the full reload time is 2.2 seconds, which is again very fast. Its ADS speed is 267 milliseconds, which is about the average of assault rifles. Even though it has an average ADS speed, its mobility is above the average. The movement speed is at 6.7 meters/second, and ADS movement speed is around 2.2 meters/second. These base weapon stats indicate AS VAL is a fast assault rifle, very similar to an SMG.
Damage and Range
AS VAL has very unique bullet projectiles. Similar to AK117, it has 4 standard damage ranges. It deals 28 damage up to 7 meters, 25 damage from 8 to 20 meters, 22 damage from 21 to 30 meters, and 19 damage beyond that. The weapon has 3 body multipliers and a headshot deals 1.5 times normal damage, which is insane. In CoD Mobile MP matches, it can take 4 shots to kill within 20 meters. Thanks to its extremely high fire rate, the time to kill is among the lowest in the game. but don’t be fooled by the figures. Practically using, it’s not as good as it seems.
In CoD Mobile BR, even with the damage reduction from the vest, the time to kill figure of AS VAL is still impressive in close to mid-range. However, compared to other assault rifles, it is not that efficient in the longer ranges due to the recoil. It should be mentioned that AS VAL has a special mag which changes the fire-mode to semi-automatic. Like the SKS, it also increases bullet damage, bullet penetration, and recoil control. However, it will take at least 3 shots to kill, which is not only weak but is a joke. Practically, AS VAL is not a very good choice in MP.
And even though its time to kill figure is impressive, it’s still not a viable gun in CoD Mobile BR. That’s mostly due to the bullet velocity. Not like any other weapons in MP, the AS VAL bullet will take some time to hit a target once the weapon is fired. That time increases along with the range. So realistically, the time to kill figure will have to consider the bullet speed, which is a balance done by CoD Mobile. The practical range of the weapon is within 20 meters. It actually works really well in BR, as all the weapons in BR have bullet projectiles.
Weapon Loadout MP
In MP games, weapon mobility is most important, it determines how fast you can kill. However, for AS VAL, there are really not many choices, as the weapon has a slow bullet speed in MP. So it is highly recommend that you use the 200-millimeter mid-range barrel. It not only improves the damage range, but also increases the bullet speed, which is the key to this weapon. Then use the combat stock and the stippled grip tape to boost the ADS speed. You can use granulated grip tape instead, as well as the tactical laser to improve weapon accuracy.
To finish up the build, you will have to add an extended mag to improve ammo capacity. This is how it performes against the default AS VAL: When it comes to ADS, the default ADS speed is 16 frames which is 268 milliseconds. With this MP build, the ADS time is decreased to 14 frames, which is about the same level as most SMGs. This gives you a sort of advantage in the fast pace game. Since this build is focused on bullet speed improvement in MP, you’ll trade weapon accuracy for its mobility. The recoil pattern of AS VAL does look neat. However, you will notice the vertical recoil of the last 10 bullets.
So it is always recommended not to spray the whole mag at once. Just spray 10-15 bullets and stop, then start spraying again. This should be the best practice to use the weapon. To sum up, this MP build provides good mobility and better bullet speed. In close to mid-range, it works really well as an SMG-like assault rifle.
Weapon Loadout BR
Now let’s move on to the BR build. In BR games, the weapon damage range is always our first concern. However, AS VAL is not designed for ranged fight. The only attachment that can improve damage range is the 200 millimeters mid-range barrel. Since all weapons in BR have bullet projectiles, the bullet speed of AS VAL is not an issue here. Also, AS VAL has a built-in suppressor that can save us a slot for other attachments. Since the ADS accuracy is also very important in BR, we use the ranger stock to improve weapon accuracy and flinch stability. It helps in horizontal recoil as well.
Next, we choose the granulated grip tap, and the tactical laser to boost weapon accuracy. Last but not least, an extended mag is added to this build, as the default mag size is too small for such a fast weapon. This is a well-rounded BR build. Let’s see how it performs against the default AS VAL: First of all, let’s test the ADS speed. In this build, we sacrifice some mobility for better range and accuracy, so ADS speed is 2 frames slower than the default, which is not too bad. It’s about the average among assault rifles, so it wouldn’t be an issue in BR.
Next, let’s compare the recoil patterns. In the tests we saw that the bullet spread accuracy is significantly improved with this BR build. This can help you to eliminate our enemies in a longer range. However, since the weapon has uncontrollable recoil towards the end. So try to avoid using it in long-range combat. AS VAL is kinda like a mixture of SMG and assault rifle. It works really well in close range like an SMG, and really dominates the mid-range combat as an assault rifle. Like most weapons, AS VAL can be found as a Rare or Epic weapon on the floor in BR. The Legendary version can be found as well in high-tier areas or from the Airdrops.
To sum up, this is a build with max damage range and good accuracy, specially designed for BR. It provides rapid-fire, sufficient ammo capacity, and constant high damage. Overall, the AS VAL is a controversial new weapon. On one hand, it has the quickest fire rate with brutal damage, which makes it a powerful killing machine in BR. On the other hand, the bullet speed has a big impact on the time to kill figures, which makes the weapon kind of broken in MP. So try to avoid it in MP, and use it in BR as a secondary weapon to fight in close to mid-range.