Best CSGO Weapons To Use in 2022: The Best and Worst Guns in CSGO

CSGO allows for a variety of guns to be used, let's look at the best and the worst ones of the lot

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CSGO, the world’s premier First Person Shooter, is completing its 10 year anniversary in a few months. Despite its many bugs, glitches and exploits, one thing  CSGO has always been praised for is the gunplay.

The weapon mechanics in CSGO are second to none, and it is always taken as a standard when it comes to other shooters, how well they compare to Counter Strike’s gunplay etc.

So which weapons are these, which make CS as great as it is? Let’s dive into it

CSGO has a total of 34 weapons that are divided into 4 categories. These include Pistols, 10 of which are available, 11 Rifles, 7 kinds of SMGs and 6 Heavy Weapons.

Each weapon set has their own unique characteristics, as well as cost which come into play. Some weapons may be good for partial buys but may not be useful vs Full buys.

Some may be life savers in eco rounds, while some may give you an edge in long range combats. The thing with CSGO is, is that almost all weapons, bar 1 or 2, will yield you a kill in certain situations. 

Best CSGO Weapons To Use in 2022

CategoryWeapon
MeleeKnife
PistolsGlock-18, P2000, USP-S, CZ75-Auto, Desert Eagle, Dual Berettas, Five-SeveN, P250, R8 revolver, Tec-9, 
Heavy: ShotgunsMAG-7, Nova, Sawed-Off, XM1014
Heavy: Machine GunsM249, Negev
SMGsMac-10, MP5-SD, MP7, MP9, P90, PP-Bizon, UMP-45
Assault RiflesAk-47, AUG, FAMAS, Galil AR, M4A1-S, M4A4, SG 553
Sniper RiflesAWP, G3SG1, SCAR-20, SSG 08
OtherZeus x27

CSGO WEAPONS DAMAGE CHART, KILL REWARD, PRICE ETC.

Each weapon in CSGO yields a certain amount of damage to the body. The damage is maximum when shooting at the head. Each kill with a weapon also gives some kill reward in terms of money, for the AWP it is $100 per kill while for SMGs like the MP9 it is $600 per kill. Down below is the full list for pistols:

PistolsPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
Desert Eagle$700$300533.900x723048.2
R8 Revolver$600$300864.000x818020.0
Dual Berettas$300$300384.000x3024027.0
Five-SeveN$500$300324.000x2024025.0
Glock-18$200$300304.000x2024018.0
P2000$200$300354.000x1324026.0
USP-S$200$300354.000x1224029.0
P250$300$300384.000x1324026.0
CZ75 Auto$500$100314.000x1224031.0
Tec-9$500$300334.000x1824023.0

SHOTGUNS

These are good for short range fights, especially on smaller maps like Inferno. These are useful in force buy rounds, especially on the CT side. And buying them is almost never a waste as the high kill reward makes up for the purchasing cost, with each kill netting the player $900.

ShotgunsPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
Mag-7$1,300$900304.000x5225165.0
Nova$1,050$900264.000x8220143.0
Sawed-Off$1,100$900324.000x7210143.0
XM1014$2,000$900204.000x721580.0

SMGs

Sub machine guns are very useful in CSGO when it comes to close quarter combat (CQC). The high fire rate up close can shred players very easily, especially when they dont have a helmet. SMGs are also highly accurate when moving, so running around while shooting makes the player difficult to hit for the opponent as well.

SMGsPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
PP-Bizon$1,400$600274.000x6424018.0
MAC-10$1,050$600294.000x3024018.0
MP7$1,500$600294.000x3022016.0
MP5-SD$1,500$600274.000x3023516.0
MP9$1,250$600264.000x3024019.0
P90$2,350$300264.000x5023016.0
UMP-45$1,200$600354.000x2523023.

ASSAULT RIFLES

Rifles are the go to weapons for every CSGO players. They yield the most damage, and are best for close, mid and even long range fights.

There is very little damage drop off and they are very accurate over range making it the best weapon to use in CSGO.

In ARs, the AK47 and the SG 553 can kill players with a single bullet to the head, even if they are wearing a helmet.

This makes it a very potent weapon to have. The M4A1-S has taken over the M4A4 in recent times with the increased damage. The silencer means no bullet tracers, making it easier to spam through smokes.

Automatic RiflesPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
AK-47$2,700$300364.000x3021530.0
AUG$3,300$300284.000x3022024.0
FAMAS$2,050$300304.000x2522020.0
Galil AR$1,800$300304.000x3521521.0
M4A4$3,100$300334.000x3022523.0
M4A1-S$2,900$300383.475x2522525.0
SG 553$3,000$300304.000x3021028.0

LMGs

Light Machine Guns are the least commonly used weapons in CSGO due to the low movement speed that comes with it. LMGs are also pretty inaccurate with low damage. The Negev is used by players on occasion, usually to spam smokes in the hopes that that’ll net them a kill. 

MGsPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
M249$5,200$300324.000x10019525.0
Negev$1,700$300354.000x15015020.0

SNIPERS


Snipers are scoped rifles, useful for long range duels. The AWP is the primary Sniper in CSGO, as it has a one bullet one kill policy.

It does 85 damage if it hits the legs, but apart from that, a shot anywhere is a straight up kill. The SSG08 or the Scout is useful for force buys, its high movement speed and ~70 damage with each bullet can be deadly. The scout also kills with a single bullet to the head.

Sniper RiflesPriceKill AwardDamageHeadshotMultiplierMagazineSizeMobilityRecoilAmount
AWP$4,750$1001154.000x1020078.0
G3SG1$5,000$300804.000x2021530.0
SCAR-20$5,000$300804.000x2021531.0
SSG 08$1,700$300884.000x1023033.0

WHICH WEAPONS MUST BE USED IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS?

PISTOL ROUNDS

The first round of a CSGO match is always the pistol round. The default pistols are pretty useful in these rounds so a player is better off just buying the $650 Kevlar. Some teams equip their best player with a P250, by dropping the pistol to them for the raid-boss setup. Like s1mple with NaVi.

The p250 can kill with a single bullet to the head over range, unlike the glock which can only do it up close. 

The P200 and USP-S are both useful on the CT  side and dont need alternatives. More bullets in the P200 come at the cost of slight inaccuracy over range.

FORCE BUYS

T side force buys usually consist of MAC-10s and Galil ARs. The Galil has the fire rate of the M4A4 but is slightly inaccurate, but still very useful for force buys. MAC-10s with their high jumping  accuracy can surprise opponents and can melt CTs without helmets.

On the CT side, MP-9 and FAMAS are the go to weapons for force buys. Some players like arT from FURIA prefer the MAG-7 shotgun and it is viable on maps like Inferno. Dust2 force buys can be Scout heavy with 2 scouts in play during force buys.

ANTI ECO ROUNDS

Anti eco rounds are the best to make money, hence players prefer SMGs like the MP9 or the MAC-10 on the T side.

This helps the team build a bank from the start, but can be a problem if teams face the next gun round with the SMGs still in hand. That is why some players go for the standard AK-47 or the M4 in anti ecos. 

FULL BUY ROUNDS

Full buy rounds are pretty standard, with the CTs  having 1 or 2 AWPs surrounded by M4s. M4A4 and the M4A1-s dont kill with a single bullet to the head, but do around 90 damage so players need to use their nades smartly to get the opponent near that mark.

On the T side, players usually buy the AK-47, or the  SG553 as a rifle. The Krieg’s scope can give them an edge, but the slower rate of fire takes away the buff.

There is usually 1 AWP on the T side, and on maps like Inferno and Nuke, some players prefer to rifle altogther. 

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