[Top 10] CSGO Best Weapons Most Used By Pros

Best Weapons That Are Most Used
The right man with the right weapon can make all the difference.

If you want to ace the round and dominate every enemy you come across, you’re going to need the right tool for the job. CS:GO offers a wide array of sweet guns to choose from, but with so many choices, it’s going to be difficult to choose the right one. So how do you choose the right weapon? Stick around, and we’ll tell you the best weapons commonly used by other players.

These weapons are the top choice for both amateur and veteran players of CSGO. Each weapon will be ranked according to the frequency with which it's picked by players and what makes it such a great choice.

#10 USP-S

The weapon of choice for stealth aficianados; silent and deadly. 

Watch and learn how pros turn this silent killer into the bane of terrorists.

Starting with the default starting pistol of the Counter-Terrorists, the USP-S is the quintessential starter weapon for CT players. Despite being a starting weapon, the USP-S remains a viable weapon for later rounds. The USP-S is highly accurate, making it a dangerous weapon in the hands of a skilled player. The accuracy and modest damage output of the USP-S make it a great pistol for nailing those headshots in the early rounds.

The USP-S excels in:

  • It dispatches  enemies quickly, regardless of distance. Headshots will drop unarmored enemies and cut down their health by 70% if they’re armored.
  • It reduces the chance of enemies knowing your location.
  • It’s a reliable sidearm to switch to in emergency situations..

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need to conserve your money for later rounds.
  • You need a dependable pistol for emergencies.
  • You’re in a pickle, and your primary weapon is out of ammo.


“A fan favorite from Counter-Strike: Source, the Silenced USP Pistol has a detachable silencer that gives shots less recoil while suppressing attention-getting noise.” – Official description

  • Damage: 35
  • Armor penetration: 50.5%
  • Price: $200 (If not equipped in the inventory)
  • Magazine capacity: 12
  • Accurate range: 21 meters


#9 UMP-45

Overwhelm the enemy with the UMP's hail of bulletts.

The UMP-45 excels in unloading your mag at the enemy.

An underrated SMG with the highest damage output, the UMP-45 is available for purchase to both teams. its above-average damage and high fire rate make it an excellent choice for both teams.  Despite its limited range and small ammo capacity, the UMP 45 is an excellent weapon for running and gunning. A well-thrown flashbang and a quick yet accurate player can easily wipe out half of the enemy with this SMG.

The UMP-45 excels in:

  • Overwhelming enemies with a barrage of bullets.
  • Pushing back cocky enemies that are closing in on you.
  • Laying down suppressive fire.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You want to conserve money for better weapons.
  • You’re going to act as the entry fragger to clear a path for the team.
  • You’re going to defend an entry point or site while staying behind cover.
  • You’re planning to get up close and personal with the enemy team.


“The misunderstood middle child of the SMG family, the UMP45's small magazine is the only drawback to an otherwise versatile close-quarters automatic.” – Official description

  • Damage: 35
  • Armor penetration: 65%
  • Price: $1,200
  • Magazine capacity: 25
  • Accurate range: 11 meters


#8 SSG 08

A quick and precise weapon, perfect for warding off pesky enemies.

Don't let it's lower damage fool you, you'll rue the day you go up against the SSG-08.

The younger brother of the AWP, the SSG 08, nicknamed "the Scout,"  is a cheaper alternative to the legendary sniper. While it doesn’t share the “one shot, one kill” status of its more powerful brother, the SSG 08 is an effective sniper rifle for early rounds. It’s lighter than the AWP and has a quicker firing rate with a higher damage output  than semi-automatic sniper rifles. It’s as deadly as the AWP when used by an incredibly talented player. It’s capable of reducing an enemy’s health by more than half; a direct headshot from the SSG 08 is a guaranteed kill.

The SSG 08 excels in:

  • Killing enemies from a safe distance.
  • Defending entry points behind cover.
  • Repelling and discouraging enemies from pushing.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You’re trying to save  money for the AWP.
  • You want to defend an area from a safe distance.
  • You want to prevent your opponents from pushing forward..


“The SSG 08 bolt-action is a low-damage but very cost-effective sniper rifle, making it a smart choice for early-round long-range marksmanship.” – Official description

  • Damage: 88
  • Armor penetration: 85%
  • Price: $1,700
  • Magazine capacity: 10
  • Accurate range: 47 meters


#7 AUG

The AUG has the firepower of an assault rifle with the accuracy of a sniper rifle.

When in doubt, trust the AUG.

If you want the damage of an assault rifle with the accuracy of a sniper, then this is the right gun for you. The AUG offers moderate damage with the added bonus of improving one’s aim. It’s a great choice for players who are still new to the game and require the accuracy boost of a scope. While its damage output is significantly lower than other assault rifles, it compensates for this with the scope, which magnifies the player’s view by a small percentage. Its scope makes it a perfect candidate for nailing those one-tap headshots.

The AUG excels in:

  • One-tapping enemies with ease.
  • Short to medium-ranged gunfights.
  • Providing suppressive fire and pushing back enemies.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You want to use a long-ranged weapon without the steep learning curve of a sniper rifle.
  • You want to assist in defending an entry point or bomb site.
  • You need to hold off enemies trying to make a push.


“Powerful and accurate, the AUG scoped assault rifle compensates for its long reload times with low spread and a high rate of fire.” – Official description

  • Damage: 28
  • Armor penetration: 90%
  • Price: $3,300
  • Magazine capacity: 30
  • Accurate range: 28 meters


#6 SG 553

It's like the AUG, but better.

Take a look for yourself, and see how the SSG 553 puts the AUG to shame.

The SG 553 is the terrorist equivalent of the AUG. It’s the resident scoped assault rifle for the opposing team. The SG 553 takes everything that makes the AUG a good weapon and ups the ante. It’s cheaper, it’s way more accurate, and it’s deadlier. It serves  as the superior counterpart to the AUG with its improved damage, impressive armor penetration, and increased accuracy. It magnifies the player's vision thrice while reducing the weapon’s recoil, resulting in better control and better performance overall. It's a step up from the AUG, which is why it is favored by both CTs and terrorists.

The SG 553 excels in:

  • Shooting enemies while strafing behind cover.
  • Dispatching multiple enemies using controlled bursts.
  • One-tapping and nailing those crisp headshots.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need to take out enemies from a safe location.
  • You’re holding your ground and pushing enemies back.
  • You need a scoped weapon that yields high damage with a good firing rate and impressive accuracy.


“The terrorist-exclusive SG 553 is a premium scoped alternative to the AK-47 for effective long-range engagement.” – Official description

  • Damage: 30
  • Armor penetration: 100%
  • Price: $3,000
  • Magazine capacity: 30
  • Accurate range: 24 meters.


#5 Desert Eagle

Say hello to my little friend. 

The Deagle is the quintessential one-tap sidearm. 

The renowned one-tap sidearm of the Counter-Strike franchise. it’s known simply as the Deagle, this powerful pistol packs the punch of a sniper rifle with the speed and convenience of a handgun. It’s the perfect pistol for short- to long-range combat thanks to its high damage output, penetration power, and effective distance. It’s an excellent choice for one-taps and a deadly tool when used correctly.

The Desert Eagle excels in:

  • Taking out enemies in 1-2 shots.
  • Close quarter to long range combat.
  • Stopping any would-be entry fragger from advancing forward.
  • One-tapping while strafing.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need a powerful weapon when defending an area.
  • You want to nail those headshots behind the safety of your cover.
  • You need a sidearm with enough power to stop enemies from getting too close.


“As expensive as it is powerful, the Desert Eagle is an iconic pistol that is difficult to master but surprisingly accurate at long range.” – Official description

  • Damage: 53
  • Armor penetration: 200%
  • Price: $700
  • Magazine capacity: 7
  • Accurate range: 24.6 meters


#4 AWP

One bullet is all it needs to prove a point.

Pro or not, all will fall under the AWP.

The premiere sniper rifle of the franchise, the AWP’s notorious reputation can only be matched by its insane base damage. The AWP’s stopping power is infamous for obliterating anyone within its crosshairs, which is greatly complemented by its impressive range of accuracy. It is the top choice for players acting as defense or support for the team. The only reason it’s not higher on the list, is because of its costly price and “high risk, high reward” motto. Players praise and fear it in equal measure; one shot and you’re gone.

The AWP excels in:

  • Long range combat.
  • Effectively defending a site from enemies brave enough to go against it.
  • Killing enemies with a single bullet.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need a weapon with incredible stopping power to defend a site or point of entry.
  • You need to accurately take out enemies with ease while in relative safety.
  • Your enemies are pushing forward, and you need a weapon powerful enough to push back.


“High risk and high reward, the infamous AWP is recognizable by its signature report and one-shot, one-kill policy.” – Official description

  • Damage: 115
  • Armor penetration: 250%
  • Price: $4,750
  • Magazine capacity: 10
  • Accurate range: 69 meters


#3 M4A4

Behold, the common man's assault rifle.

The M4A4's high damage precision and recoil control make it the perfect assault rifle—well,  almost.

An ideal assault rifle for the boys in blue, the M4A4 is a prime choice for CT players who want a reliable assault rifle. It’s a highly accurate weapon with enough damage output to compete with the AK. It’s great for short, controlled bursts at long range, and spraying in close quarters. It’s  every man’s assault rifle, offering a great middle ground for its accuracy and damage.

The M4A4 excels in:

  • Long-range shootouts and close encounters.
  • Consecutive short bursts while maintaining accuracy as well as spraying.
  • Providing support for teammates trying to hold or push.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You’re playing a supporting role in helping your team defend a site.
  • You need a weapon that can accurately fire one-taps or quickly unload an entire magazine on your enemies.
  • An enemy team is closing in, and you need to push them back.


“More accurate but less damaging than its AK-47 counterpart, the M4A4 is the full-auto assault rifle of choice for CTs.” – Official description

  • Damage: 33
  • Armor penetration: 70%
  • Price: $3,100
  • Magazine capacity: 30
  • Accurate range: 28 meters


#2 M4A1-S

The yin to the yang of the AK47.

The counterpart of the AK47, the M4A1-S is the weapon of choice for the CTs.

The equalizer to the AK-47, the M4A1-S is the top-dog of the CT’s arsenal. It’s the muffled, and improved version of the M4A4. Its detachable silencer reduces recoil, which significantly improves its handling. Its cheaper price, better performance, and higher damage output trump the M4A4 in all aspects, apart from mag capacity. It’s excellent for one-tapping enemies from long distances and firing short bursts at closer enemies, all thanks to its top-notch recoil control. Its superb performance makes it the go-to weapon for Counter-terrorists and the bane of the enemy team.

The M4A1-S excels in:

  • One-tapping and short, controlled bursts.
  • Taking out enemies from close to long range.
  • Reducing the momentum of enemies making a push.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need a silent, accurate weapon with  high base damage.
  • You need to provide support to the team and take out enemies with ease and speed.
  • You need to counter enemies pushing forward while behind cover.


“With a smaller magazine than its unmuffled counterpart, the silenced M4A1 provides quieter shots with less recoil and better accuracy.” – Official description

  • Damage: 38
  • Armor penetration: 70%
  • Price: $2,900
  • Magazine capacity: 20
  • Accurate range: 28 meters.


#1 AK47

The AK47 doesn't need an introduction. It speaks for itself.

What makes the AK47 special? Watch the video and find out.

The one gun to rule them all, the AK-47 is the infamous weapon of choice for the terrorists. It has higher than average base damage, an incredible range, and a firing rate that will make machine guns and SMGs proud. While its base damage may not be as high as the M4A1-S, it more than makes up for it with its staggering penetration power. It’s the perfect gun for nailing headshots from across the map and mowing down enemies in quick succession.

The AK47 excels in:

  • Obliterating enemies with headshots, armored or unarmored, behind cover or not.
  • One-tapping enemies with deadly precision while conserving ammo.
  • Spraying behind cover and killing multiple enemies with one mag.

Choose this weapon if:

  • You need to hold your ground and guard against enemies, whether at short or long range.
  • You need an accurate weapon with high damage, whether you’re one-tapping enemies or unloading your mag on them.
  • You need to cover your teammates when they make a push.


“Powerful and reliable, the AK-47 is one of the most popular assault rifles in the world. It is most deadly in short, controlled bursts of fire.” – Official description.

  • Damage: 36
  • Armor penetration: 77.5%
  • Price: $2,700
  • Magazine capacity: 30
  • Accurate range: 21.7 meters


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