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Krieg 552
Alternate name(s) SG 552
Price $3500
Origin Switzerland flag Switzerland
Caliber 5.56 caliber
Magazine capacity 30/90
Firing mode(s) Automatic
Rate of fire 666 RPM
429 RPM (scoped)
Weight (loaded) 3.1 kg
Projectile weight 4 g
Muzzle velocity 2900 ft/s
Muzzle energy 1570 J
Used by Terrorists
Reload time 2.9 seconds
Counterpart AUG
Movement speed
(units per second)
Entity weapon_sg552

The Krieg 552, more commonly referred to as the SG 552, is an assault rifle featured in all of the Counter-Strike games except Global Offensive, exclusive to the Terrorists. The counterpart for the Counter-Terrorists is the AUG. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was replaced by the SG 553.


The SG 552 is a fairly powerful assault rifle available exclusively to the Terrorists. Because the AK-47 is $1000 cheaper and the SG 552 has less damage per bullet, it's a much less commonly used weapon. Using the scope lowers the rate of fire and increases recoil. However, it does not go without its fans, as many players will still use this weapon due to its good accuracy. It is an all-around weapon in terms of statistics and popularity.


Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 131 91
Chest & Arm 32 22
Stomach 41 28
Leg 24 24
Red signifies a fatal hit.

The SG 552 is moderate weight weapon. While wielded, the player's movement speed is 230 units per second (default speed is 250), meaning they suffer moderate-heavy speed reduction. While zoomed in, their movement speed is 200 units per second. The SG 552 is one of the many weapons able to shoot underwater.


  • Very accurate
  • Fast firing rate
  • Zoom function allows you to magnify your view of long range targets
  • Medium damage
  • Very useful in long range combat
  • Light compared to other assault rifles


  • Lower rate of fire and higher recoil when scoped
  • Expensive
  • Lower damage than the AK-47



  • Use this weapon at full auto and aim for the chest when at close range, you might score a headshot.
    • If possible, aim for the head by either spraying at close ranges or use the scope to increase accuracy for long ranges.
      • Some users may prefer to spray bullets with this rifle than the AK-47, The Krieg 552 has less recoil and is more accurate unlike the AK-47.
    • Burst fire 3 rounds at medium range due to its spread. You can also crouch and burst fire 3 shots to gain more chances of hitting your enemy.
    • When at long range, use the scope. When zoomed, the gun has a lower rate of fire but better accuracy so use this to your advantage. Due to this nature, shooting at short bursts or individual shots can mimic auto-sniper legally, though the scope reaches a shorter range and deals less damage per shot.
      • Notably, when the zoom-in function is used, the recoil is much higher thus some players tend to not use the scope at all.
      • Do not spray bullets when you are using the scope. The recoil associated with the Krieg 552 can disorientate users and lead to a severe decline in accuracy; in a firefight, making recoil too high can spell your doom.
      • Players should be aware in how to use the scope. In certain maps, it may not be wise to use the scope at all. Like the AUG, the player's view will be slightly shrinked while zoom in using the scope.
  • In comparison to the AUG, the Krieg 552 inflicts slightly more damage and has a shorter reload time but has higher spread and recoil. However, the recoil problem of the Krieg 552 can be overcome when firing in bursts.
  • Like its CT counterpart, the Krieg 552 is a soild choice for defending areas.


  • Avoid close and medium contact with its users.
    • A shotgun can be used to counter a Kreig 552 wielder, though this is very risky. A flashbang can be used to quickly gain proximity and finish an assailant.
  • Try long range weapons, particularly on small maps with good sight lines, like Office and Dust.
  • More powerful rifles or rifles with higher firing rate, such as the the AK-47 or the FAMAS, can be used against Krieg 552 users.
  • Use fully automatic weapons that has lower recoil, such as the M4A1.
  • A Krieg 552 user may be less aware of his surroundings while using the scope. Often, a telltale sign of this is when a user burst-fires and tries to avoid spraying bullets.
  • The AUG is a good weapon to counter this rifle. Often times, the recoil of the Krieg 552 can be a deterrent for users whereas the AUG has lower recoil and is more accurate even when spraying bullets (provided that the player knows how to control the recoil).


Condition ZeroEdit

Unlike its Counter-Terrorist counterpart, the AUG, the Terrorists bots in Tour of Duty never purchase the SG 552 as their main weapon.

Deleted ScenesEdit

The SG 552 rarely appeared in any of the missions mainly because it is Terrorist exclusive and is mounted with a scope. These facts prohibited its availability to be common as most other weapons. The SG 552, however, does make more appearances than the AUG. It appeared in the following missions:

  • Secret War: Found below the area where the roof collapses, shortly after the player escapes from the explosion.
  • Downed Pilot: Found at the generator area where the player must enable the generator to let the mine cart down and allow the player to proceed.
  • Pipe Dream: Found in the office.

Comparison to the AUGEdit

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  • Higher damage.
  • Faster reload time (2.9 seconds vs 3.8 seconds)
  • Lighter (230 unit per seconds vs 221 unit per seconds)


  • Same price ($3500)
  • Same rounds (5.56 mm) (CS, CZ)
  • Same firing rate
  • Both weapons are equipped with a scope which zooms the player's view


  • Less accurate
  • Higher recoil


Krieg 552 Expert Krieg 552 Expert
Kill 500 enemy players with the Krieg 552.


  • The database file name for this weapon is sg552.
  • Before the AUG was introduced in the beta version of counter-strike, the sg552 was available for purchase by both teams.
  • Like its CT counterpart, the AUG, the rate of fire will be reduced when using the sight.
  • The SIG SG552 in the German version of Left 4 Dead 2 is a direct port of the Counter-Strike: Source version, its scope can be used too, and its cartridge capacity is 50 rounds instead of 30, it can fire full-auto when scoped.
  • In Condition Zero and Deleted Scenes, the animation of this weapon uses the BETA animation. Also, it has a different model and firing sound in Deleted Scenes.
  • The design of the magazine allows users to see the ammunition within it; this is not featured in the game as it would take more memory.
  • Before Source, the SG 552 uses the foldable buttstock. In Source, it  is replaced by a fixed buttstock.
  • In Counter-Strike: Source, the SG 552's reloading sounds are not properly synced to the reloading animations.
  • Similar to the other Terrorist exclusive weapons, such as the AK-47 and the G3 SG/1, the Krieg 552 is commonly used by military troops in some countries.
    • For example, countries that have Counter-Terrorist units (e.g. France, Germany, and the United States, except the UK) use the SG 552 Commando in real-life.


Main article: Krieg 552/Gallery

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