The official G3SG1 Description states:
“The pricy G3SG1 lowers movement speed considerably but compensates with a higher rate of fire than other sniper rifles.”
This auto sniper, or or D3/AU-1, as it was previously known, is a sniper riflefeatured in the Counter-Strike series.
The G3SG1 is a powerful semi-automatic sniper rifle available exclusively to the Terrorists. This automatic sniper is an “accurized” variant of the famous G3 battle rifle developed by Heckler & Koch. The “SG” in its name stands for Scharfschützengewehr, or “sharpshooting rifle”. During production, H&K will often pick the out the G3 rifles with the lowest spread from the production line, modify them, and then rebrand the rifle as the Terrorists’ Auto Sniper. Thus in real life, the CS GO auto sniper retains G3’s automatic fire and can switch from full-auto to semi-auto and safe by flipping a 3-position fire selector at its side. In-game, the G3SG1 can only fire in semi-auto mode.
Popular CS GO Skins for the G3SG1:
G3SG1 | Executioner
Alongside with the SIG SG550 and the SCAR-20, they are known as being some of the most imbalanced weapons in the game due to their semi-automatic sniper rifle status, despite their major disadvantages. For this reason, the terrorists’ auto sniper, along with SG 550 and SCAR-20 are usually banned on public servers, due to semi-automatic mode that can kill the targets quickly. Moreover, In competitive gameplay, the AWP is often preferred over these semi-automatic rifles due to its high damage per shot, better accuracy, and lower cost.
While wielded, the player’s movement speed is lowered to 210 units per second (default speed is 250), meaning they suffer 16% speed reduction and are tied with the AWP and SG 550 for the lowest movement speed in the game.
In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this CS GO auto sniper has slightly increased movement speed to 215 units per second (14% speed reduction), tied with its counterpart, the SCAR-20. Also, the terrorists’ automatic sniper is one of the many weapons able to shoot underwater.
|Chest & Arm||79||65|
|Abdomen & Pelvis||99||82|
|Weapon||Finish||Rarity||Minimum Wear||Maximum Wear|
|G3SG1||Arctic Camo||Industrial Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Desert Storm||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Green Apple||Industrial Grade||0||0.3|
|Jungle Dashed||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Orange Kimono||Consumer Grade||0||0.8|
|Polar Camo||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Safari Mesh||Consumer Grade||0.06||0.8|