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Nova
Nova
Price $1200
Origin Italy flag Italy
Caliber 12 gauge caliber
Magazine capacity 8 / 32
Firing mode(s) Pump-action
Rate of fire 68 RPM
Used by Counter-Terrorist
Terrorist
Counterpart XM1014
Movement speed (units per second) 220 / 250 (88%)
Kill Award $900 (Competitive)
$450 (Casual)
Damage 26 (1 pellet)
243 (1 shot)
Recoil Control 1 / 26 (4%)
Accurate Range 4.6 m
Armor Penetration 50%
Penetration Power 0
Hotkey B-2-1


 
"The Nova's rock-bottom price tag makes it a great ambush weapon for a cash-strapped team."
―Official description
 


For the Nova's predecessor, see M3.

The Benelli Nova is a pump-action shotgun that appears in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It replaces the M3 from early Counter-Strike games.

OverviewEdit

This Italian shotgun fires 8 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, as with other shotguns in the game. It can be purchased by both the Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists. It has a slow rate of fire like the M3, but does slightly more damage. Furthermore, the pump of the Nova is slightly faster than the M3, thus enabling users to have a better chance of getting a kill while in combat. The Nova is the replacement for the M3 Shotgun from previous titles and, as with all the other shotguns, the Nova has a 3× kill award multiplier in Classic Competitive whilst in Classic Casual, it's $450 per kill.

PropertiesEdit

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 104 52
Chest & Arm 26 13
Stomach 32 16
Leg 19 19
Each shot contains 9 pellets.
Red signifies a fatal hit.

AdvantagesEdit

  • Cheap, compared to the most of the other shotguns
  • Deadly at close range
  • $900 kill reward in classic competitive
  • The Nova has the lowest spread compared to the other shotguns

DisadvantagesEdit

  • Low rate of fire
  • Not very useful at long ranges
  • Low pellet count
  • Cannot penetrate surfaces

GameplayEdit

TacticsEdit

  • Because of the Nova's low spread, users can easily strafe while firing at enemies.
    • Moreover, this shotgun is slightly more suitable for medium-ranged combat. Try to aim at the head or chest and be sure to crouch.
  • Be warned, however, that the Nova inflicts the lowest damage for a shotgun so be sure to attack with two shots at unaware enemies.
  • Players with high lag will often purchase this shotgun, due to the low pellet spread.
  • This a good shotgun if you win the pistol round. Enemies are unlikely to buy armor and will be easily dispatched by the Nova.
  • It is the same price as the UMP-45. On maps with few enclosed areas, it may be a better option to purchase a UMP-45 instead of a Nova.

Counter-TacticsEdit

  • Avoid close proximity with enemy users!
  • More powerful shotguns should give you an edge in fighting off Nova users.
  • Kevlar + Helmet massively reduces damage, giving you time to return fire.
  • Rifles and submachine guns is normally sufficient to counter users.
  • Keep strafing; enemies with this shotgun will usually have a hard time in aiming at fast moving targets as the shotgun has a low rate of fire.

AchievementsEdit

Weapon Specialist
Nova Expert csgo Nova Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the Nova.

GalleryEdit

Main article: Nova/Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • The Nova shares its reloading animations with the Sawed-Off and shares the same pump sound from the Sawed-Off and the MAG-7.
    • The pumping sounds of the Nova are reused from Left 4 Dead 2 Pump Shotgun.
  • It is somewhat odd that the Benelli Nova can also be purchased by the Terrorists in Global Offensive as the shotgun is mainly used by hunters and in law-enforcers.
  • On the left side of the weapon, there is a print that says 'BENETTI'. This could either be a mistype for Benelli (the manufacturer of the Nova) or due to copyright infringements. The print can clearly be seen by inspecting ("F") the Nova.
  • The Nova has the same price as the UMP-45 and the Sawed-Off.

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