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Overview


G3
G3SG1
Alternate name(s) D3/AU-1
Price $5000
Origin Germany flag Germany
Caliber 7.62 caliber
Magazine capacity 20 / 90
Firing mode(s) Automatic
Rate of fire 240 RPM
Weight (loaded) 4.41 kilograms
Projectile weight 8 grams
Muzzle velocity 2800 feet/second
Muzzle energy 2200 joules
Used by Terrorists
Reload time 4.7 seconds (CSS/GO)
3.5 seconds (CS/CZ)
Counterpart SG 550
SCAR-20
Movement speed (units per second) 210
215 (GO)
150 (Zoom)
Kill Award $300 (Competitive)
$150 (Casual)
Damage 80
Recoil Control 17 / 26 (65%)
Accurate Range 92 m
Armor Penetration 82.5%
Penetration Power 250
Hotkey B-4-6 T


"The pricy G3SG1 lowers movement speed considerably but compensates with a higher rate of fire than other sniper rifles."
―Official description


The G3SG/1, or D3/AU-1, as it was previously known, is a sniper rifle featured in the Counter-Strike series.

OverviewEdit

The G3SG/1 is a powerful semi-automatic sniper rifle available exclusively to the Terrorists. The G3SG/1 is an "accurized" variant of the famous G3 battle rifle developed by Heckler & Koch. The "SG" in its name stands for Scharfschützengewehr, or "sharpshooting rifle". In real life, the G3SG/1 retains G3's automatic fire and can switch from full-auto to semi-auto and safe by flipping a 3-position fire selector at its side. In-game, the G3SG/1 can only fire in semi-auto mode.

Alongside with the SIG SG550 and the SCAR-20, they are known as being some of the most imbalanced weapons in the game due to their semi-automatic sniper rifle status, despite their major disadvantages. For this reason, the G3SG/1, along with SG 550 and SCAR-20 are usually banned on public servers, rendering them useless. Moreover, In competitive gameplay, the AWP is often preferred over these semi-automatic rifles due to its high damage per shot, better accuracy, and lower cost.

PropertiesEdit

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 319 263
Chest & Arm 79 65
Abdomen & Pelvis 99 82
Leg 59 59
Red signifies a fatal hit.

While wielded, the player's movement speed is lowered to 210 units per second (default speed is 250), meaning they suffer 16% speed reduction and are tied with the AWP and SG 550 for the lowest movement speed in the game.

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, G3SG/1 has slightly increased movement speed to 215 units per second (14% speed reduction), tied with its counterpart, the SCAR-20.

The G3SG/1 is one of the many weapons able to shoot underwater.

AdvantagesEdit

  • High damage
  • Above average hip-fire accuracy
  • Higher rate of fire than the AWP, Scout and SSG 08
  • Suffers less accuracy penalty when moving
  • Kills in two hits or less
  • Shares the same 7.62 ammo used by the ScoutSSG 08, and the SCAR-20

DisadvantagesEdit

  • Second most expensive weapon as of CS, CS:CZ and CS:S ($5000)
  • One of the heaviest weapons in Counter-Strike as the player can only move around 210 units when using this gun.
  • No crosshair when unzoomed
  • High recoil while firing continuously, especially when unzoomed
  • Smaller magazine size than the Krieg 550 Commando (20 rounds)
  • Higher recoil than the SCAR-20
  • Long reload time
  • Terrorist exclusive

GameplayEdit

TacticsEdit

  • Crouch and stop moving for better accuracy.
  • Do not try to score a headshot if you are unable to; inflicting damage on the torso or stomach of targets are powerful enough.
  • If an enemy is standing still and does not notice you, eliminate that player with a headshot.
  • Use cover when using this weapon.
  • When scoped, do not fire continuously like an assault rifle (unless you encounter a group of enemies). This is the most common mistake made while using this weapon. Instead try to leave an quarter to half of a second gap between two shots.
    • Crouching will reduce the recoil; it can be best used at long range to attack groups of enemies.
    • Unless at close range with a target, avoid spraying bullets at full-auto. Instead, burst-fire while scoped in to maintain high accuracy.
  • The G3SG/1 can be useful against a crowd of enemies if you can manage at least a single shot on each person, or score multiple kills.
  • Due to the penetration damage, it is possible to wallbang by firing at the enemy behind thin boxes or walls.
  • Zoom in and mark the central red-dot (1.6 and Condition Zero) / center (Source) of the crosshairs with a wipeable sketch or marker pen of the color of the crosshair. This way the G3SG/1 can be used unscoped as a semi-auto battle rifle. This also works with the lower recoil sniper rifles like Krieg 550 Commando and the Scout.
  • Keep a Desert Eagle handy. Use the G3SG/1 for long ranges and switch to the Desert Eagle to deal with enemies who get too close. If your sidearm is not available, try to spray bullets at the enemy without zooming in.
  • If you are armed with a SIG SG550 or Scout and find a G3SG/1 on the ground, exchange your rifle for the G3SG/1. It is an arguably better weapon  and is sometimes better than AWP due to its semi-automatic capability.
  • In comparison to the Krieg 550 Commando, the G3SG/1 has 10 rounds less in its magazine and has higher recoil. Due to this, some players with a higher latency will prefer the Krieg 550 Commando over the G3SG/1. However, the G3SG/1's first shot is more accurate than the Krieg 550 Commando.
  • This rifle and its counter part are two of the best anti-rush weapons in CS, especially in closed areas.  

CountertacticsEdit

  • Rush at them while they are reloading but be careful for covering teammates.
  • Use flashbangs or smoke grenades to distract or disorientate users.
  • Wield weapons like the AK-47 score a headshot on users just before he can start shooting (or at least, be able to eliminate you with a second hit). (However, since CTs cannot buy the AK-47, it is better to pick up the weapon from dead Terrorists.)
    • It is more recommended to use submachine guns or shotguns and engage them at close proximity. This is when enemies with the G3SG/1 will struggle to fight.
    • Be careful if a G3SG/1 user is spraying bullets at close range; keep moving to avoid getting hit. Even without the scope, a user who is spraying bullets at close range can still be lethal.
  • Hit the user with a HE grenade and rush him. However, this may not be advisable if the assailant is located in long distances and if there are present enemy team members.
  • Overpower with an AWP. However the luxury of missing a shot against G3SG/1 users and firing again while using an AWP is not available.
  • Inexperienced users may fire this weapon constantly and suffer from high recoil. Use sniper rifles that have lower recoil like the SG 550 or the AWP to counter users.
  • Do not rush in any cases without the usage of a smoke grenade and a flashbang if enemies have this and its counterpart, the SCAR-20. Users of these two guns can wipe a team off in 5 seconds in closed areas, such as the tunnel entrance in Dust 2.

Comparison to the Krieg 550 CommandoEdit

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PositiveEdit

  • Higher damage
  • Higher accuracy
  • High accuracy without scope
  • Shorter reload time in Condition Zero (3.7 seconds vs 4 seconds)

NeutralEdit

  • Same movement speed (210 unit per seconds)
  • Same ammo in reserve (90 rounds)
  • Both weapons are equipped with a scope

NegativeEdit

  • More expensive ($5000 vs $4200)
  • Smaller magazine size (20 rounds vs 30 rounds)
  • More expensive ammo cost ($80 vs $60)
  • Higher recoil
  • Longer reload time in 1.6 and Source (4.7 seconds vs 4 seconds)

AchievementsEdit

Weapon
D3AU-1 Expert D3/AU-1 Expert
Kill 500 enemy players with the D3/AU-1.
Kill
Sniper Hunter Snipe Hunter
Kill 100 zoomed-in enemy snipers.
Eye to Eye css Eye to Eye
Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a sniper rifle of your own.
Hip Shot css Hip Shot
Kill an enemy with an un-zoomed sniper rifle.
Miscellaneous
Happy Camper css Happy Camper
Get two kills standing in the same spot with a zoomed sniper rifle.

Weapon Specialist
G3SG1 Expert csgo G3SG1 Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the G3SG1.
Combat Skills
Snipe Hunter csgo Snipe Hunter
Kill 100 zoomed-in enemy snipers.
Eye to Eye csgo Eye to Eye
Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a sniper rifle of your own.
Hip Shot csgo Hip Shot
Kill an enemy with an un-zoomed sniper rifle.

AppearancesEdit

Condition ZeroEdit

For balancing reasons, Terrorist bots never purchase the G3SG1 as the main weapon. Instead, they will purchase the AWP as the highest tier weapon. This is because in the weapon template, the G3SG1 is ranked on NR.3 on the sniper list and its price is higher than both weapon 1 (AWP) and weapon 2 (SG 550). However, bots will still pick up this weapon if they are using the Scout.

Deleted ScenesEdit

The G3SG1 does appear frequently in some of the missions in Deleted Scenes (unlike the SG 550) as secret weapon. However, since most missions takes place at close quarter combat or have no reserve ammo for the rest of the mission, players will often save the G3SG1 for boss/finale fights or when encountering high priority threats like enemy snipers or LAW launchers. The G3SG1 appears in the following missions:

  • Secret War: It is found at an upper areas where you have to go back outside to enter the underground generator. Heading left, you'll find it at the back of some boxes, just next to the hatch of the rocket.
  • Hankagai: Found at the inside of the window where an enemy sniper had stood in that position. It is recommended to get this weapon to decrease the chance of accidentally hitting the hostage at the finale.
  • Alamo: Found at the building where the first enemy with a white shirt has stood.
  • Truth in Chaos: [Source Needed]

GalleryEdit

Main article: G3SG1/Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • The G3SG/1 was introduced in Beta 1.0 and it was originally the semi-auto sniper rifle for both factions. After the introduction of the SIG SG 550 in Counter-Strike 1.0, the G3SG/1 became a Terrorist-exclusive weapon. In Counter-Strike 1.6, some CT bots tend to pick up this weapon during sniper matches.
  • In earlier versions of Counter-Strike, this gun was relatively ineffective due to an awkward problem in which the amount of recoil was improperly increased by the game when the player had a ping of more than 0. A related problem was that the recoil of the first few shots was wildly high and inconsistent, and often times, the gun had to be "warmed up" by firing a few early shots before accuracy could be maintained at its full rate of fire. In later and current versions, the recoil issues were fixed and effectively reduced, allowing the gun to be accurate when used at full rate of fire when zoomed.
  • The database file name for this weapon is g3sg1.
  • Many servers for the online play restrict this weapon for being too powerful (as it can kill a player within 2 shots or less). This weapon is also not available in Assassination maps.
  • In the older Counter-Strike games, whenever the user is reloading the weapon, it appears that the magazine is simply taken out of it and that same magazine is put back into it.
  • The G3SG/1 in Deleted Scenes and Global Offensive uses an olive drap stock and forearm rather than the black used in the original Counter-Strike, Condition Zero, and Source.
  • Like the SG-550, the G3 SG/1 in Source is more deadly than its older game counterparts, due to its increased accuracy and lower spread. However, it still retains its firepower.
  • In Source version, the fire selector switch is set at safe, therefore it should not be able to fire.
  • In a real world scenario, the G3SG/1 is a more sensible choice than the AWSM considering the general distance at which firefights occur. However, the GSSG/1 is rarely used by long ranged snipers. Instead, they use the AW series or the Barrett M107 for targets beyond 800 meters.
  • It is somewhat odd that the G3SG/1 is a Terrorist weapon, as few Terrorist organizations were known to have used the G3SG/1. On the other hand, the G3SG/1 was used by several military and law enforcement organizations for many years.
    • Interestingly, Counter-Terrorist bots in older games may pick it up if their default weapon is Scout, similar to the Terrorists picking up SG 550 to replace Scout and G3SG/1.
      • For balancing reasons, some sniper bots in Tour of Duty or multiplayer on higher difficulties rarely/never buy this weapon. Instead, they prefer to use the AWP. However, bots in multiplayer who do not have any weapon preference (mostly easy bots) or a sniper bot that is using the MP5 or the Scout may buy/pick up this weapon.
      • For the role of a Terrorist semi-auto sniper rifle, a more realistic choice would be the Dragunov Sniper Rifle, its derivatives or the accurized version of AK series, which was used by insurgents in Iraq, rather than the Heckler & Koch G3SG/1.
  • Despite being Terrorist-exclusive, the G3SG/1 is commonly seen in Counter-Terrorist hands in menu screens in Global Offensive.
  • The G3SG/1 in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive looks similar to the sniper rifle in Left 4 Dead 2. It even has similar reload animations but it lacks a flashlight, has a 20-round magazine instead of 30, has some different textures, and the reload animation is longer.
  • For some reason, if a player selects the G3SG/1 in 1.6 and Condition Zero, the HUD selection icon lacks the word "PRIMARY". However, the pick up icon does.
  • Oddly, the reload time for G3SG1 in Condition Zero is roughly 1 second faster than the reload time in other series.

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