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The Federal Bureau of Investigation, abbreviated as FBI, is a Counter-Terrorist faction featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The unit is based on the real life Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) or FBI SWAT.
In addition to responding to terrorist attacks, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) responds to bank robbery, espionage and cyber-warfare.
The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team was founded in 1982 and is trained to rescue allies held by hostile force. Their motto is 'Servare Vitas' (To Save Lives).
The FBI HRT was added to the Beta in the August 10th 2012 update. The unit's members are dressed in green jumpsuits with tan plate carriers, drop-leg holsters and load-bearing equipment, plus a variety of headgear, such as baseball caps, MSA Sordin headsets, ski masks, beanies and ballistic helmets. Just like their real-life appearance, they look well prepared for assault and infiltration.
The FBI's hand model features light green sleeves with black gloves.
- In an old Global Offensive trailer, an FBI operative can seen on Vertigo, despite the fact that the FBI do not officially appear in that map.
- Though the FBI exclusively appears on Hostage Rescue maps in the retail game, they have appeared in defusal Operation maps, such as the Operation Bloodhound map, Rails.