Operation Guns character Ariana fighting in Vampire Survivors
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How to unlock Ariana in Vampire Survivors Operation Guns

Time to bring Ariana into the fray!

Ariana is one of the new characters from the Contra crossover that you have to unlock through a series of tasks. Check out how to unlock Ariana in Vampire Survivors Operation Guns below.

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How to get Ariana in Vampire Survivors Operation Guns

In order to get Ariana in Vampire Survivors Operation Guns, you have to evolve the Short Gun. First, unlock the Short Gun for all characters by surviving as Lance for 15 minutes on a map. You can play as any character and find the Short Gun randomly through leveling up, but this requires luck (which I rarely if ever have).

So the best way to unlock Ariana is to play as Lance since the Short Gun is his starting weapon. In order to evolve the Short Gun into Prototype B, you have to:

  • Level up the Short Gun.
  • Find a Weapon Power-Up.
  • Get a Bracer.

You can level up a Short Gun as you level up if you have the luck for it to appear in your options. You can also increase the level through Treasure chests which you can get after defeating bigger enemies on the map.

Weapon Power Up icons mark on a map in Vampire Survivors
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A Weapon Power-Up can easily be found on the map, and you will recognize it as a gray case icon. You only need one to evolve the Short Gun. Now the Bracer is the tricky part. You just have to have luck that you find it as soon as possible when you level up.

My tip is to try and avoid getting a lot of weapons since that means you have more items to level up if you are unlucky. It took me almost 20 minutes to finally get all eight levels of the Short Gun, but my Santa Water evolved practically at the start. My go-to weapon is usually the King Bible and Axe. Also, make sure to grab the Attractorb to pick up all Orbs of the fallen enemies and level up more easily.

If you want to know about the new weapons in the DLC, check out All weapons and weapon evolutions in Vampire Survivors Operation Guns on Pro Game Guides.


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Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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