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"The pricy G3SG1 lowers movement speed considerably but compensates with a higher rate of fire than other sniper rifles."
―Official description
 
G3SG/1
G3sg1hud

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Alternate name(s)
  • D3/AU-1
Price

$5000

Origin

Germany flag Germany

Caliber

7.62 caliber

Magazine capacity

20/90

Firing mode(s)

Semi-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
  • CS: 4.7 seconds
  • CZ: 3.7 seconds
  • CS:GO 5 seconds
Counterpart

SG 550
SCAR-20

Movement speed (units per second)

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. Alongside with the SIG SG550 and the SCAR-20,  it is known as being one of the most imbalanced weapons in the game despite its disadvantages. For this reason, the G3SG/1 is usually banned on many public servers rendering it useless. Moreover, In competitive gameplay, the AWP is often chosen over the G3SG/1 and other auto-sniper rifles due to 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 heavy 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, 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)
  • Higer 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 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 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 Steyr 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 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.

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.
  • Hit the user with a HE grenade and rush him.
  • 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 SG550 or the AWP to counter users.

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

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

WeaponEdit

Icon Name Description
D3AU-1 Expert D3/AU-1 Expert Kill 1,000 enemy players with the D3/AU-1

KillEdit

Icon Name Description
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

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Weapon SpecialistEdit

Icon Name Description
G3SG1 Expert csgo G3SG1 Expert Kill 100 enemies with the G3SG1.

KillEdit

Icon Name Description
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

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 SG550 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, G3 SG/1 in Source version is more deadly than its older game counterparts, due to its increased accuracy and lower spread, but still retains its firepower.
  • The G3SG/1 is an "accurized" version of the famous G3 rifle.
  • In real life, the G3SG/1 is can change from semi-auto to full-auto by flipping a switch at its side. In-game, the G3SG/1 can only fire in semi-auto mode.
  • 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.
  • 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 or SG 550, similar to the Terrorists picking up SG 550 to replace Scout and G3SG/1.
      • For the role of a Terrorist semi-auto sniper rifle, a more realistic choice would be the Dragunov Sniper Rifle, its deriatives 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 as the sniper rifle in Left 4 Dead 2. It even has the same reload animations but it lacks a flashlight, has a 20 magazine instead of 30, has some different textures, and the reload animation is longer.

GalleryEdit

Main article: G3SG1/Gallery

External linksEdit


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