Alternate name(s) ES Five-seven
Game(s) Cs t Cscz t Csczds t Css t Game icon 730
Price $750 Cs t Cscz t Css t
$500 Game icon 730
Magazine cost $50
Origin Belgium flag Belgium
Caliber 5.7 caliber
Magazine capacity 20 / 100
Firing mode(s) Semi-automatic
Rate of fire 400 RPM
Weight (loaded) 0.618 kilograms
Projectile weight 2 grams
Muzzle velocity 1280 ft/s
Muzzle energy 467 joules
Used by Counter-Terrorists
Reload time 2.7 seconds Cs t Cscz t
3.2 seconds Css t
2.2 seconds Game icon 730
Counterpart Dual Berettas Cs t Cscz t Csczds t Css t
Tec-9 Game icon 730
Movement speed
(units per second)
240 Game icon 730
Kill Award $300 (Competitive)
$150 (Casual)
Damage 17 Cs t Cscz t
24 Css t
32 Game icon 730
Recoil Control 18 / 26 (69%)
Accurate Range 14 m
Armor Penetration 91.15%
Penetration Power 100
Range Modifier 0.885 Cs tCscz t
0.81 Game icon 730
Hotkey B-1-5 CT
B-1-4 CT Game icon 730
Entity weapon_fiveseven

Highly accurate and armor-piercing, the pricy Five-Seven is a slow-loader that compensates with a generous 20-round magazine and forgiving recoil.
―Official description

The Five-SeveN, FN Five-seven or ES Five-seven as it was previously known, is one of the pistols featured in the Counter-Strike series.


The Five-SeveN is a Belgian semi-automatic pistol originally available only to the Counter-Terrorists. The Five-SeveN featured in early Counter-Strike games are based off the original model of the Five-seveN, while the Global Offensive version is based off the USG variant. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was available to both Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists until the January 23, 2013 update restricted them to the CTs again.

Its advantages are high rate of fire, good accuracy and its large magazine size. Despite these facts, the Five-seven is one of the least popular pistols in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source, but gained popularity with the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, since it does more damage, unlike in the previous games, and is much cheaper.

In earlier games, if the Five-Seven and P90 are both equipped at once, they will draw from one pool of 100 rounds due to sharing cartridges. In Global Offensive, all types of ammo sharing had been removed, though the Five-SeveN originally incorrectly had ammo sharing, but has since been rectified in an update.


CS 1.6 and CS:CZ
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 76 57
Chest & Arm 19 14
Stomach 23 17
Leg 14 14
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 99 74
Chest & Arm 24 18
Stomach 31 23
Leg 18 18
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 126 115
Chest & Arm 31 28
Stomach 39 35
Leg 23 23
Red signifies a fatal hit.

The Five-Seven in early Counter-Strike games has a movement speed of 250 units per second, meaning they don't suffer any speed reduction. However, in Global Offensive, the speed has been reduced to 240 units per second.


  • Large magazine size (20 rounds)
  • Can instantly kill armored enemies if a headshot is scored in CS:GO 
  • High damage in CS:GO
  • Quiet firing sound
  • Short reload time in CS:GO
  • Relatively cheap in CS:GO ($500)
  • High crouching accuracy in CS and CS:S


  • Low damage in all CS games prior to CS:GO
  • Expensive ($750) (excluding CS:GO)
  • Long reload time compared to other pistols (prior to CS:GO)
  • Not very accurate and headshots are no longer lethal at long ranges, even in CS:GO
  • Headshots cannot kill the enemies instantly, even without helmet (prior to CS:GO)


  • The first two-shots of the Five-SeveN have very little recoil, meaning that it is easy to double tap with this pistol. Using this technique to score headshots will give you easy kills. This tactic works best in Global Offensive.
  • Since most players use armor, this weapon can be used to an advantage because its ammunition is less affected by Kevlar than most of the other pistols.
  • At short range, spray bullets and aim for the head. If a target has full health without a helmet, it will require another shot to any other part of the body. If he does have a helmet, 2-3 more shots may be needed. (Excluding CS:GO, where a headshot will kill instantly at close and medium range.)
    • Crouching with this weapon can improve accuracy drastically, even while shooting fast at long range.
  • In a pistol round, the Five-SeveN can be a reliable sidearm to wield as users can engage enemies at longer ranges without sacrificing accuracy.
  • In Source, the Five-SeveN inflicts more damage than in previous games, but has increased spread, so spraying bullets is no longer recommended.
  • In Global Offensive, the Five-SeveN inflicts even more damage than in Source, and can kill a player instantly with single headshot regardless of armor, but with wider spread compared to Source. Continuously firing bullets is not recommended. Double or triple tap with the Five-SeveN and aim for the head. A single headshot will finish your opponent (in close quarters).


In the Tour of Duty, the ES Five-seven kill challenge appears in:

Map Difficulty Challenge
Cs italy czwide
Expert Kill 6 enemies

The following bots will use the ES Five-seven as their sidearm:

The ES Five-seven in the Deleted Scenes has slightly more power and accuracy compared to its multiplayer version. It appears in the player's loadout at the beginning of the following missions:


ES Five-Seven Expert css ES Five-Seven Expert
Kill 100 enemy players with the ES Five-Seven.

Weapon Specialist
Five-SeveN Expert csgo Five-SeveN Expert
Kill 25 enemies with the Five-SeveN.

Unused Content

  • In Global Offensive files, an unused alternative firing sound (fiveseven-1.wav) and a distant firing sound (fiveseven-1-distant.wav) can be found.


  • In all Counter-Strike games prior to Global Offensive, it is one of only two guns that will not get an instant kill from a headshot at close quarters, the other being the 9×19mm Sidearm.
  • The Five-seveN in Global Offensive has the same draw and reload animations as the P2000, P250 and the Glock-18.
  • It is one of the four uncut weapons to retain its real name prior to CS:GO, the others being the Maverick M4A1 Carbine, the MAC-10, and the M249.
  • In Source, the Five-seveN's slide is not animated properly. Only the back half of the slide is animated while the front half remains stationary. This is most evident when reloading as the slide locks back.

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