A special version of the standard Braton rifle with a slower fire rate but offering higher accuracy and damage values. The Braton Vandal has been customized by the Tenno with a blue-green metallic finish, and Lotus branding on the grips.

The Braton Vandal is the Vandal version of the Braton, sold as a special edition in the Market between February 15, 2013 to February 19, 2013, in celebration of the Open Beta Weekend. The Braton Vandal features a higher base damage, accuracy, and status chance, though it sacrifices fire rate and Puncture b Puncture damage in trade for Slash b Slash damage. The Braton Vandal does not deviate far from its origins, performing as a multipurpose rifle for any situation.

The Braton Vandal is a limited-edition weapon, and could only be obtained during the window it was sold for on the Open Beta weekend.

This weapon can be sold for Credits641.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Decent base damage.
  • Fair accuracy and low recoil.
  • Good rate of fire.
  • High Slash b Slash damage – effective against Infested , Flesh and Cloned Flesh.
  • Above-average reload time.
  • Has one Madurai Pol polarity


  • Below average proc chance.
  • Low Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against armor.
  • Low max ammo pool of 350.


  • Braton Vandal, compared to MK1-Braton:
    • Higher base damage (35.0 vs. 18.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (12.25 vs. 4.5)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 4.5)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (21.0 vs. 9.0)
    • Higher critical chance (10% vs. 8%)
    • Higher status chance (10% vs. 5%)
    • Smaller magazine (50 rounds vs. 60 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (350 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.8 s vs. 2 s)
    • Less accurate (33 vs. 40)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. None)
  • Braton Vandal, compared to Braton:
    • Higher base damage (35.0 vs. 20.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (12.25 vs. 6.6)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 6.6)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (21.0 vs. 6.8)
    • Higher status chance (10% vs. 5%)
    • Lower fire rate (7.5 rounds/sec vs. 8.75 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (50 rounds vs. 45 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (350 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.8 s vs. 2 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 29)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. None)
  • Braton Vandal, compared to Braton Prime:
    • Equal base damage, but different composition:
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (12.25 vs. 1.75)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 12.25)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 20%)
    • Lower fire rate (7.5 rounds/sec vs. 9.58 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (50 rounds vs. 75 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (350 rounds vs. 375 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.8 s vs. 2.2 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 29)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. None)


This weapon was only available for purchase during the Open Beta Celebration Weekend (Closed Beta Hotfix 6.3.1) starting from Friday, February 15 at 12:00pm EST through Tuesday, February 19 until 9:00am EST. It could be bought for only 1 Credits64 credit and has no rank restriction, so it could be immediately acquired by anyone who logged on during the open beta weekend regardless of time spent playing the game.

To date, Braton Vandal and Lato Vandal are the only two Vandals which remains unobtainable post Closed/ Open Beta Days. Whether it will make a return through Baro akin to how other Vandal Weapons return in circulation remains unknown.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Braton Vandal is the only Braton variant to come with a Madurai Pol polarity.


  • When used extensively or playing solo, the ammunition of an unmodded Braton Vandal can burn down quickly, though not as quickly as the Braton. Consider switching to your pistol or utilizing melee combat when appropriate.
  • When fighting at long ranges, consider firing in short bursts or taking a calculated risk and charging forward. The ammo saved from avoiding sustained long range fighting can compensate for the damage you'll take in melee/short range combat.
  • Use the Rifle Ammo Mutation mod to help regain ammo when needed, or bring Team Ammo Restores.


  • Prior to Update 7.11, the Stalker used a Braton Vandal as his primary weapon.
  • The Braton Vandal features a different sound to that of the Standard Braton.
  • It was confirmed by DERebecca that the Braton Vandal and Lato Vandal weapons will remain exclusive to Closed Beta and not available in the future.[1] However other Vandal weapons (which were awarded from Events) could make their return as awards of future Tactical Alerts and/or Events. Strun Wraith is a perfect example of a returning Event weapon.
    • However, in Devstream 77 the devs talked about possibly reintroducing both the Braton Vandal and Lato Vandal.
  • When introduced, the Braton Vandal was a straight upgrade of the Braton, with increased statistical damage and fire-rate over the standard edition. Later on however, the regular Braton had its stats buffed, possibly due to the debates over the fact that the vandal version was considered by most to be the strongest assault rifle at the time. It was buffed again later on to actually equal the damage of the Vandal version, making the Vandal's higher accuracy the only advantage over the Regular.
    • Damage 2.0 completely rebalanced the Braton weapons, giving the Vandal version higher damage but in turn having less impact and slash damages compared to the regular Braton.


Braton Vandal Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 18.6.2
  • Braton series damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 17.5

  • Reduced the damage of the Braton series in PvP.

Update 16.10

  • The Braton Vandal has received additional tweaks to its audio FX when fired.

Hotfix 16.9.2

  • Updated the firing sound on the Braton Vandal shots.

Hotfix 16.4.1

  • Tweaked volume of Braton Vandal.

Update 16.4

  • Update the audio FX on Braton Vandal.
  • The Braton Vandal is now usable in PvP.

Hotfix 9.7.1

  • Fixed missing texture on Braton Vandal.

Update 7.11

  • Stalker now wields a Paris instead of a Braton Vandal.

Weapon Balance (UD7.x)

  • Damage now 18, was 20 / Crit Chance now 7.5%, was 5%.

Hotfix 6.3.4

  • Removed Open-Beta Weekend "Braton Vandal" from Market.

Hotfix 6.3.2

  • Fixed rifle mods not being compatible with new Braton Vandal.

Hotfix 6.3.1

  • Braton Vandal introduced for a limited time.

See AlsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics


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