Holster is the act of sheathing the currently equipped weapon and swapping to another (default F ). Melee attacking (default E ) will also holster the primary or secondary weapon to pull out the melee weapon, and can switch back to the gun by firing (default LMB ) or zoom (default RMB ).

Generally the speed at which a primary and secondary are holstered and unholstered is roughly 0.3 seconds, while swapping between gun and melee is instantaneous.

Holstered Effects[]

Certain mods and weapons have unique effects while holstered.

As Cosmetic[]

Some Melee weapons have the option to switch between different holstering styles, costing 20 PlatinumLarge Platinum each. Standard holster styles are unlocked by default. These holstering styles may be shared amongst melees of the same class or across different classes.

Note that Warfans currently have no option for changing holstering styles.


Showcasing the difference between pre and post-Update 32.0 (2022-09-07) holstering speed

Patch History[]

Hotfix 32.0.12 (2022-10-12)

  • Changed Chroma’s Toxin Elemental Ward Holster Speed increase to a Damage Buff on weapon swap.
  • Changed Gauss’ Redline Holster Speed increase to a Cast Speed increase.
    • With the overall buff to holster speed in Update 32, the above abilities have had their holster speed attributes replaced similarly to how the Mods were adjusted.
    • We’ll be updating the Ability descriptions in a later Hotfix/Update.  

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

Holster Speed Buffs & Mod Changes

These changes to Ammo encourage swapping between weapons, so we’ve taken the opportunity to dramatically increase the swapping speed between Primary and Secondary. The real purpose of your Secondary weapon is for it to be a backup to your Primary, but with the holster speeds the way they were before that vision was not realized - until now!

In light of the overall speed buff to holster speed, we have made the following changes to the mods and Arcanes that offered holster speed stat increases:

(All stats below are shown at max rank)

Vigorous Swap:

  • Removed its 100% Holster Speed” bonus on equip - but maintained its +165% Damage for 3s.

Streamlined Form:

  • Removed its +60% Holster Rate bonus.
  • Increased Slide buff from 15% to 30%.
  • Increased Friction Reduction from 15% to 30%.
    • This mod is chronically underused, so it easily deserved to be a bit stronger in light of the holster changes!

Synth Reflex:

  • Removed its 100% Holster Speed bonus and reload 5% of Magazine/s when holstering Primary and Secondary weapons.
  • Replaced with +40% Bullet Jump for 2 secs.

Speed Holster Aura Mod:

  • Renamed to Holster Amp.
  • Removed its +120% Holster Rate bonus.
  • It now deals +60% Damage for 3s on equip.

Primary/Secondary Dexterity Arcane:

  • Removed their “+60% Holster Speed” bonus.

Reflex Draw, Soft Hands, Twitch (Conclave):

  • Removed their holster rate increase.
  • They now apply -40% Weapon Recoil and -40% spread for 8s on equip.

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

Let The Gun & Blade Flow

Swap between your gun and melee at the press of a button, no holstering required!