If you ever played CS:GO, you have noticed that assault rifles (emki, kalash…) are the weapon of choice for most players. There are many reasons for this. Not only because they look cool, but also because in the right hands they become a powerful weapon. In this article I will tell you how to use them correctly. I hope I can help you win more games and become a real CS:GO pro.

Why should you use assault rifles? Because together with the AWP, they turn into the best weapon in the game. They are accurate and penetrate armor well. Pistols, snipers are used in certain situations, most often you will play with machine guns.

What is the best machine to use?

By far the most popular AK-47, M4A4 And M4A1, the last machine was heavily altered at the end of last year. Many thought that the weapon became useless, because the rate of fire and penetration of the weapon were removed in the last update. Lowering the rate of fire made the weapon more accurate and made it easier to control long bursts. Because of this, as well as the fact that the weapon has a silencer, the rifle is often used by CS:GO professionals.

If you can’t afford to buy one of the above weapons, you can buy FAMAS (CT) or AR Galil(T). They are quite accurate and well penetrate bulletproof vests. However, they are only good at medium range.

Explore the spray queues

If you learn how to manage the recoil of the most popular assault rifles, you will have a greater chance of achieving heights, as well as using this knowledge when it is really needed. Team play is very important in CS:GO, but you won’t succeed if you don’t know the basics. You need continuous practice and hard training to maintain your level of professionalism.

Let’s start with the popular AK-47 weapon.

This is what a long queue looks like if you’re not trying to control the bounce:

What can we take away from this? Notice how the first two bullets lay down very accurately. After that, the bullets begin to fly up and to the left. After a while, the bullets go to the right and stay there for a while before returning to the left. You need to practice moving your mouse in the opposite direction from where the bullets are going, this will keep the burst in the middle. As a result, you will get something like this:

Let’s look at the M4. The recoil of the M4A4 causes the bullets to go straight, then left, back right, and then left again. The following shows a queue with a simple long queue and when it is attempted to be controlled.

The M4A1 is similar, but is a bit slower and stops after 20 bullets instead of 30.

Long, medium and short range

As you know, there are many different shooting techniques that can be used in combat. For example, tap shooting (1-2 rounds), burst (short burst) and spray (long burst). But in what situations should each shooting technique be used?

Experience shows that you don’t need to use tap shooting with the M4, because the first three bullets always land exactly. Therefore, you should use short burst bursts at medium and long distances. With the AK-47, things are a little different. One bullet to the head and you will kill the enemy. Therefore, at long distances, use several tap shots.

At medium range, I prefer to shoot the AK-47 in short bursts of three rounds. The first two bullets fly straight, and for the third I lower my scope a little lower, like this:

It is best to use melee spray bursts. Although at medium range, spray shots can deal good damage, but only with proper skill. Everything here is very individual, what is suitable for one is not suitable for another, so look for the most convenient ways for yourself.

It’s one thing to shoot a spray at a wall and quite another to shoot down at moving targets.
Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilber once said on his stream that the most important thing about spray shooting is understanding the height. If you learn to do this, then you will more successfully hit opponents who are below. I suggest you take a few minutes to watch this video:

In the video, he talks about how important the first few shots are. One of the most important aspects of mastering any weapon in CS:GO is the correct aiming. Subscribe to the training_aim_csgo2 map.

Spray training settings:

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Workouts with different distances. The main reason to start such training is getting used to your sensitivity. I recommend low sensitivity. Because with a high, although more difficult, but not so realistic. Especially if you need to react quickly, or at a great distance. The lower you go, the more accurate you will be. If you have a great reaction, you still won’t be able to make cool headshots, because you will have a high mouse sensitivity.

Overview of CS:GO assault rifles


Shubham, a passionate gaming expert with over a decade of experience in the gaming industry. Shubham has been an avid gamer since he was young, and his love for video games has only grown over the years. He's an expert in all things gaming, from the latest trends and technologies to the most popular games and platforms.

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