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SSG 08
Ssg08
Price

$2500

Origin

Austria

Caliber

.308 Winchester

Magazine capacity

10/90

Firing mode(s)

Bolt-action

Rate of fire

48 RPM

Used by
Reload time

3.9 seconds

Movement speed (units per second)

230

For the weapon's predecessor, see Schmidt Scout.

SSG 08 is a bolt-action sniper rifle in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It has replaced the Schmidt Scout from the previous games.

Overview

The Steyr SSG 08 is a bolt-action sniper rifle developed by Austrian-based Steyr-Mannlicher, developed in 2008 as an evolution of the similar SSG 04. Main features of the SSG 08 include a folding buttstock, a muzzle break with the ability to be replaced by a silencer, and is chambered in calibers like the .308 Winchester, .338 Lapua, and .300 Winchester Magnum. The one in-game uses the standard .308 caliber.The player can keep 90 rounds as reserve. It has the ability to zoom twice.

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 351 298
Chest & Arm 87 74
Stomach 109 93
Leg 65 65
Red signifies a fatal hit.

Gameplay

Advantages

  • High damage
  • Quite high accuracy when  unzoomed
  • Slightly faster rate of fire than the AWP
  • User suffers a lower speed penalty than with AWP
  • Cheap
  • High ammo capacity
  • Quiet

Disadvantage

  • Requires 2 shots on the body unless a headshot or unarmored stomach is scored
  • Bolt action
  • When using the scope, it's still an accurate weapon but has a larger bullet spread than the AWP when its using the scope as well

Comparison to the AWP

Awp csgobuy

Positive

  • Faster rate of fire(47 RPM vs 41 RPM)
  • Lighter (-20%)
  • Cheaper (-$2250)
  • Can hold more reserve ammunition total (+60)
  • Quieter
  • More accurate unzoomed than the AWP

Neutral

  • Same magazine capacity (10)
  • Same playing style

Negative

  • Lower damage
  • The highest zoom setting has less magnification than the AWP's highest zoom setting.
  • It's less accurate when using the scope than the AWP

Gallery

Achievement

Counter-Strike: GLobal Offensive

Weapon Specialist

Icon Name Description
SSG 08 Expert csgo SSG 08 Expert Kill 100 enemies with the SSG 08.

Kill

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

Trivia

  • Through the development of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the SSG 08 has changed its skin 3 times. In Alpha and very early Beta versions, the SSG 08 had a grey color with a silver scope. On May 25th update, the SSG 08 was fully remodeled as it was reduced in size and included a black body with a new scope texture, On August 10th 2012 update, the black color was changed to a grey camouflage, giving it a slight resemblance to the Scout.
  • Unlike the Scout, you will not gain speed bonus when equipped with SSG 08.
  • Originally, the reload animations of the SSG 08 were not identical to the AWSM.

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