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"Firing two large-mag Berettas at once will lower accuracy and increase load times. On the bright side, you'll get to fire two large-mag Berettas at once."
―Official description
 
Dual Berettas
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Alternate name(s)
  • Beretta 92G Elite II
  • Beretta M9 Inox (CS:GO)
Price
  • $800 in CS, CZ and CS:S
  • $700 in CS:GO
Origin

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Caliber

9mm caliber

Magazine capacity

30/120

Firing mode(s)

Semi-automatic

Rate of fire
  • 750 RPM on CS, CS:CZ, and CS:S
  • 500 RPM on CS:GO
Weight (loaded)

1.15 kilograms

Projectile weight

8 grams

Muzzle velocity

1280 feet/second

Muzzle energy

606 joules

Used by
  • Counter-Terrorists (CS:GO only)
  • Terrorists
Reload time

3.8 seconds

Counterpart

Five-SeveN

Movement speed (units per second)
  • 250 in CS, CZ, and CS:S
  • 240 in CS:GO

The Dual Berettas, or .40 Dual Elites, as they were previously known, are a pair of pistols featured in the Counter-Strike series.

OverviewEdit

The Dual Berettas are moderately powerful semi-automatic pistols that were originally available only to the Terrorists, but available for both factions since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They are usually bought for their appealing aesthetics or fun factor and the Dual Berettas are one of the few weapons to be continuously added because of overwhelming fan support. For this reason, the Elites are one of the more popular pistols in the Counter-Strike series, mainly in Counter-Strike: Source. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, they cost $700 as opposed to $800 from the previous Counter-Strike games.

PropertiesEdit

CS, CZ and CS:S damage values

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 177 93
Chest & Arm 44 23
Stomach 55 29
Leg 32 32
Red signifies a fatal hit.


CS:GO damage values

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 149 78
Chest & Arm 37 19
Stomach 46 24
Leg 28 28
Red signifies a fatal hit.


The Elites are a light weapon. While wielded, the player's movement speed is 250 units per second on CS, CS:CZ and CS:S, meaning they suffer no speed reduction. In CS:GO however, the player's movement speed is 240, meaning they suffer slight speed reduction. The Elites are one of the many weapons able to shoot underwater.

AdvantagesEdit

  • It has one of the fastest possible rate of fire in the pistols category besides the CZ75-Auto.
  • Large magazine size
  • Useful for ambushing lone enemies
  • In CS:GO, the Dual Berettas have low recoil and low spread.

DisadvantagesEdit

  • Low accuracy outside close range combat (before CS:GO)
  • Low damage, especially in CS:GO
  • Long reload time (since each handgun must be reloaded Individually)
  • High price tag (only $100 cheaper than the Desert Eagle in CS:GO)
  • Limited effective range
  • Cannot be used with the Tactical shield

GameplayEdit

TacticsEdit

  • This weapon's rate of fire is not limited. If you have practice sufficiently, you can obtain a rate of fire similar to the MP5's. You could also use a script which can produce even better effects.
    • Binding the attack key to the mouse wheel, or any (other) key on the keyboard in the console, allows an incredible fire rate, although it has bad accuracy when doing so.
  • Take cover while reloading or select your primary weapon.
  • Aim for the head in a close battle with enemies.
  • Unless you are good at scoring headshots, the dual elites inflicts poor damage to targets and may have uncontrollable recoil which hinders your aiming. Instead, focus on the rate of fire and the large magazine capacity. If you are lucky, the intended targets may be caught off guard and/or be low on health in which they could easily be taken down or retreat, thus enabling you to finish them off.
    • If the recoil/spread goes too high at close range, aim low and you may score headshot.
      • For medium range, aim for the chest or stomach. Aiming for the head will not work because the shots will spread.
      • For long range, this weapon is useless. The best way to survive would be to flee behind cover and wait until the enemy gets close, or just use your main weapon (shotguns and SMGs are excluded)
        • However, the spread of the Dual Berettas has decreased in Global Offensive, which makes these pistols more effective at longer ranges.
    • The accuracy of the elites has been increased in Counter-Strike:Source, makes it more deadly; you can spray to the head at close range and see results.
  • This is a good sidearm to use for players using weapons like the Scout or the M3, as those weapons have either a slow rate of fire or reload, and the large magazine capacity of the Elites help when the player is caught reloading these weapons.
    • In some situations, these pistols can help users to escape from enemies. Due to the lightweight properties, large magazine, and good rate of fire, snipers can easily retreat from approaching opponents while firing back.
  • Watch out for incoming enemies if you need to reload the elites. The reload time is the longest among other weapons. To be sure, reload in a safe location where enemies are the least likely to spot you or when you are with fellow team members to watch your back.
  • This weapon can be bought during the pistol round, depending on the amount of available money. This weapon may prove to be a deadly weapon if used by the right hands. It should also be noted that the ammo pool is shared with the Glock-18.
  • This weapon can serve as a great ambush weapon, perfect for distracting, eliminating, or hindering the progress of enemies.
  • Sometimes, the Dual Elites can provide great suppressive fire when you need to retreat or to finish off large groups of weakened enemies.
  • If you're the aggressive type of player, the Berettas can be a excellent hit-and-run weapon.
  • Some players with high latency may avoid using these pistols, as they may not be able to fire the Berettas with a high rate of fire.
  • The Dual Berettas in CS:GO have high accuracy for a gun when moving. Because of this, make sure to strafe while using them to make you a harder target to hit.

CountertacticsEdit

  • Use long range weaponry, such as sniper rifles or scoped-in AUGs or SG553s.
  • The Elites have one of the slowest reload time, so use this to your advantage and charge at them while they are reloading.
  • More powerful and/or accurate pistols can be used to a good effect.
  • SMGs or Assault rifles can easily overpower the user of the Berettas, depending on the user's skills.
  • The users of these weapons should not be underestimated when you have low health and cannot escape easily. To be sure, either eliminate them quickly or use a flashbang and use that chance to run.
  • Try to fight against the user at long range and move constantly when up close. Some users have some trouble to move their crosshair/mouse on the target while enduring the incredible rate of fire.
  • Inexperienced users and expert bots may spray bullets at long range, thus enabling you to kill these users easily.
  • Most snipers will have the Dual Berettas as their secondary weapon. If possible, try to anticpate when they will switch to the Elites and you can eliminate them.

Comparison to the Five-SeveNEdit

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PositiveEdit

  • Higher damage prior to CS:GO
  • Higher rate of fire when fired fast as possible (750 rpm vs 400 rpm) (dual pistols vs a single pistol)
  • Higher magazine capacity (30 rounds vs 20 rounds)
  • Cheaper ammo cost ($20 vs $50)
  • Higher ammo capacity in reserve (120 rounds vs 100 rounds)
  • Can be purchased by both teams in CS:GO

NeutralEdit

  • Same movement speed (250 unit per second. 240 in CS:GO)

NegativeEdit

  • Less accurate
  • Higher spread
  • Lower damage in CS:GO
  • Expensive ($800 vs $750 (CS,CSS)) ($700 vs $500 (GO))
  • Longer reload time (3.8 seconds vs 3.3 sec (CS,CSS) and 2.5 sec (GO))
  • Shots fired are louder than the Five-SeveN

AchievementsEdit

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

WeaponEdit

.40 Dual Elites Expert css .40 Dual Elites Expert
Kill 100 enemy players with the .40 Dual Elites.

KillEdit

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Use Dual Elites to kill an enemy player that also has Dual Elites equipped.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Weapon SpecialistEdit

Dual Berettas Expert csgo Dual Berettas Expert
Kill 25 enemies with the Dual Berettas.

Combat SkillsEdit

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Use Dual Berettas to kill an enemy player that is also wielding Dual Berettas.

TriviaEdit

  • They are the only dual wielded weapons to appear in the Counter Strike series.
    • This is the only pistol that cannot be used with the Tactical Shield, as 2 pistols require 2 hands to properly wield.
    • The viewmodel remains the same even if all weapons are switched from being held from the right hand to the left hand and vice versa.
    • Interestingly, in older versions, the pistol held by the right hand will fire first. In CS:GO, the pistol on the left hand replaces this.
    • Even if you fire only one bullet from one of the handguns and you only have one bullet left in reserve, the reload animation will display both magazines of the handguns being replaced.
    • It can be assumed that each pistol has a magazine capacity of 15 bullets and costs $400 (and $350 in Global Offensive) per weapon.
    • In regards to the world model In Source games, it is impossible to seperate the two pistols from each other.
    • Although the StatTrak counter is featured on only one of the pistols of the Dual Berettas, the counter will still record kills from both guns.
    • Firing two pistols with both of your hands is difficult in real life, especially when attempting to achieve the same accuracy in-game. Using two pistols against the enemy is rare in military history, unless under emergency circumstances. This tactic mainly relies on rapid fire to confuse opponents.
  • The reload animations for the Elites in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero are the same. However, they are different in Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • The Elites in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes are brown in color and emit a louder firing sound. It also quite inaccurate thus forcing the player to use the Elites only at close to point blank.
  • They are called the ".40 Dual Elites" yet they use 9x19mm. The Beretta 96 series uses .40 S&W while the 92 series (such as these) uses 9x19mm.
    • The dual pistols in CS:S were a pair of Beretta 92G Elite II pistols while the ones in CSGO are a pair of Beretta M9A1 Inoxes.
  • If equipped at the same time as the KM Sub-Machine Gun or Schmidt Machine Pistol, the Dual Elites will share the same ammo pool of 120 rounds due to sharing the same cartridge
    • Before Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, if a player picks up or purchases the Dual Elites as a Terrorist, there will always be ammo for the weapon, unless the previous wielder depletes all of the ammo for the weapons. This occurs because the Terrorist spawn weapon is Glock-18, a 9x19mm which shares the same ammo type with Dual Elites.
  • In Counter Strike: Global Offensive, when you shoot with infinite ammo cheat on (sv_infinite_ammo 1), only the left one will shoot while the muzzle flash will appear on the right one. This also happened in Left 4 Dead if you enable the infinite ammo cheat while you are armed with the dual pistols.
  • Originally, the Dual Elites in the Counter-Strike beta cost $1000. However, in later games, the price has been changed to $800.
    • In Counter-Strike 1.6, if the available money is set at $800, the Dual Elites cannot be purchased, However, starting in Condition Zero, this no longer happens.
  • Bots in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will rarely/sometimes buy them, however, the Dual Berettas are fairly common among bots in Counter-Strike: Source.
    • Expert bots will always spray bullets and aim for the head. If the recoil increases, they may aim above the target instead of below. As a result, their accuracy is limited to the first or second bullet.
      • It is possible to dodge bullets entirely even at point blank. Though not recommended, one can use the Knife to kill bots with the Dual Elites.

GalleryEdit

Main article: .40 Dual Elites/Gallery

External linksEdit


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