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Overview


CSGO Tec-9 Inventory
Tec-9
Game(s) Game icon 730
Price PC: $500
Console: $400
Origin Sweden flag Sweden
Usa flag United States
Caliber 9mm caliber
Magazine capacity 18 / 90
Console: 32 / 120
Firing mode(s) Semi-automatic
Rate of fire 500 RPM
Weight (loaded) 1.2 kilograms
Muzzle velocity 1181 ft/s
Used by Terrorists
Reload time 2.5 seconds
Counterpart Five-SeveN
Movement speed
(units per second)
240
Kill Award $300 (Competitive)
$150 (Casual)
Damage 33
Recoil Control 17 / 26 (65%)
Accurate Range 13 m
Armor Penetration 90.15%
Penetration Power 100
Range Modifier 0.79
Hotkey B-1-4 (Terrorist)
Entity weapon_tec9


An ideal pistol for the Terrorist on the move, the Tec-9 is lethal in close quarters and features a high magazine capacity.
―Official description

The Tec-9 is a semi-automatic pistol featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, exclusive to the Terrorists. The counterpart for the Counter-Terrorists is the Five-SeveN.

Overview

The Tec-9 is a Swedish-made semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Intratec. It gained notoriety in the 80's and 90's for being easy to modify and convert into full-auto due to its open-bolt system, leading these modified versions to be the main weapon used in shootings and crime. Therefore, it was listed as one of the weapons in the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.

In-game, the weapon is semi-automatic and has an 18 round capacity. The recoil is a bit wild when spraying bullets but usually accurate enough when tapfired when not moving. It has excellent penetration power and damage (it can kill a player even when wearing a helmet with one shot to the head), as well as a decent magazine capacity, average reload time, and a faster rate of fire compared to other pistols in the PC version (it has a low rate of fire on the Console versions of CS:GO).

Its disadvantages are its high recoil which discourages rapid firing, and a strong moving inaccuracy that makes it much harder to use on the move. Overall, it is one of the more favorable pistols used during the pistol and eco rounds.

Properties

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 130 118
Chest & Arm 33 29
Stomach 41 37
Leg 24 24
Red signifies a fatal hit.

Tactics

  • The Tec-9 is best tapfired aiming at the head, due to its above-average first-shot accuracy and ability to one-hit headshot kill helmeted enemies. Although the Tec-9 can unleash a high rate of fire, spamming the weapon will result in heavy inaccuracy and recoil.
  • It is rather best not to engage groups of enemies without a teammate providing cover fire as the Tec-9's poor accuracy won't do much to save the player.
  • The Tec-9 can be an acceptable sidearm for a player armed with a sniper rifle.

Update History

August 8, 2017

Shipping initial changes to pistols with the goal of emphasizing skillful use of the weapons, beginning with the Tec-9.

Tec-9: The Tec-9 has been adjusted to emphasize aiming while retaining the weapon’s high mobility. The current changes include:

  • slightly improved accuracy when taking a single shot
  • significantly reduced accuracy when firing rapidly
  • magazine and reserve ammo reduced to 18 and 90, respectively
March 31, 2015
  • Increased Tec-9’s damage fall-off to reward players that close engagement distance.
  • Lowered Tec-9’s magazine size to 24 to reward more discriminate firing.
December 10, 2014
  • Updated the Tec-9 firing sound


Appearances

Main article: Maghreb

Equipment Proficiency: Active Duty, Tec-9  (309)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Get Tec-9 kills in Deathmatch: Mirage matches.
Remaining kills :  30
Csgo-operation-vanguard-weapon-case

Operation Vanguard Weapon Case

Main article: Eurasia Theater

Equipment Proficiency: Reserves, Tec-9  (106)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Get Tec-9 kills in Casual: Italy matches.
Remaining kills :  10
Set italy

Italy Collection

Main article: Gemini

The Tec-9 is among the weapons the players can choose from at the beginning of the Phoenix Compound map in "The Extraction", "Once More Into The Breach", and "The Enemy Of My Enemy...".

Stay The Course  (812)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Counter-Terrorist with a partner and protect the bombsite from enemies on Mikla.

Score a win by getting 15 enemy kills with Tec-9. Cannot buy on this mission.

Note: Players spawn with the Five-SeveN.

400 XP

Brief Audio
Carmen Cocinero: Kotaro, Felix wants to talk to us…

Kotaro Izaki: It can wait. There's still work to do.

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Achievement

Weapon Specialist
Tec-9 Expert csgo Tec-9 Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the Tec-9.

Trivia

  • The Tec-9 is the only weapon that uses 9mm Parabellum and can kill fully armored players in a single headshot.
  • When Operation Breakout was introduced, the Tec-9 was extremely accurate from long ranges but was later patched.
  • Despite being a Terrorist exclusive weapon, the Tec-9 | Sandstorm is wielded by a Counter-Terrorist on the Operation Phoenix announcement and title images.
  • The HUD icon of the Tec-9 has a shorter magazine.
  • Before the March 31, 2015 update, the Tec-9 had a magazine size of 32 rounds, the largest of any sidearm, before being reduced to 24 to promote ammo conservation.
    • The Tec-9 magazine size is still 32 rounds on the Xbox 360 version of CSGO.
  • Prior to the August 14, 2015 update, the Tec-9 was only able to have a total of three stickers applied.
  • Prior to the July 1, 2014 update, the Tec-9 was wildly inaccurate and had extreme recoil, in addition to having a different firing animation. However, it only cost $400. In spite of this, it was a very uncommon purchase due to its relative ineffectiveness.

Behind the scenes

  • The Tec-9 was originally conceived as a submachine gun instead of a pistol in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Alpha.
    • Even though the Tec-9 appeared as a pistol in the beta, a model duplicate in the game files, w_smg_tec9.mdl still made an appearance.
  • The Tec-9 alpha model had a color closer to blue than the current grey/black.

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