Glock-18 is a CS:GO first-round attack pistol. Its main features are low damage, high ammo capacity, and burst-fire mode. But this pistol also has many secrets that CS.MONEY is ready to reveal.
Along with Tec-9, Glock is one of the best run-and-gun weapons in the game. Its high accuracy on the move and a big magazine make this pistol a perfect choice for aggressive play.
- Price: $ 200
- Damage: 30
- Armor penetration: 47%
- Accurate range: 20 m
- Reload time: 2.27 seconds
- Kill reward: $ 300/150
- Magazine capacity: 20/120
- Movement speed: 240/250
- Rate of fire: 400 RPM (Semi-auto), 1200 RPM (Burst fire)
The main Glock’s feature is its low damage, especially at longer distances. Even when firing at an opponent without a helmet, one shot is not enough for the pistol to kill an enemy at a range of fifteen meters. This is a serious issue as the Glock owner needs to keep a short distance even in the pistol round.
Another weak point is poor armor penetration. Even at close range, you need to make two headshots to kill an armored enemy. At a distance of eight meters, two shots won’t be enough. The combination of the two above mentioned features makes Glock the worst choice for any round other than pistol round.
But using it in the pistol round, you can feel like a king. Due to a limited budget in the first round, opponents have only a few grenades and no helmets. This allows you to hit W and just run towards the enemy with minimal tactics. Even defensive players often pick up a Glock for a pistol round knockout.
Unlike other pistols, Glock is capable of firing three-round bursts. The rate of fire in a burst mode is an impressive 1200 rounds per minute, which is the highest fire rate in the game.
But if you only shoot bursts, the average rate of fire will be even lower than in semi-automatic mode – only 360 RPM. This difference arises due to the fact that the gun makes a half a second pause between bursts, which makes this shooting mode useless in the vast majority of game situations.
How to use it and why do you need it?
Glock works only in the pistol round. In other rounds, you can forget about it. A player with a Glock trying to kill an armored opponent looks truly pathetic.
Based on this, it is worth considering only pistol and eco-rounds tactics. In both cases, the main task is to reduce the distance to 7-10 meters, or even closer. At this range, you can benefit from two pistol’s advantages at once, namely the rate of fire and high accuracy on the move.
Thanks to them, you can constantly move around opponents without stopping at all. At a range of seven meters or less, you can easily make jump shots. At short ranges, the accuracy will be sufficient to hit the enemy’s body, but making an accurate headshot will be almost impossible while jumping.
Glock and esports
Being a starting attack pistol Glock is very popular with the pros. For example, at IEM Katowice 2020, every 20th frag was made with Glock. Pro players often prefer Glock over P2000 or USP-S when playing at close range.
However, when playing offensively Glock is sometimes replaced by P250. For only $300, attackers get a pistol that has a better armor penetration and a higher long-range accuracy.
It is worth mentioning, that most players have more frags made with P2000 / USP-S than with Glock. The fact is that this standard attack pistol is rarely used even in full eco-rounds, showing good performance only in pistol rounds.
There are thirty skins for Glock available in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The most expensive one is Glock-18 Fade. Its price can reach thousands of dollars, making it one of the most expensive skins in the game. This skin appeared in the game on August 14, 2013, as part of the Assault Collection.
The very first skins for this pistol are Glock-18 Brass and Glock-18 Fade. Both of them were added to the game on August 14, 2013. Glock-18 Brass is much cheaper and its price does not exceed $20 in Factory New condition.
Glock-18 — неоднозначный пистолет. Он очень хорош на пистолетках, Glock-18 is a controversial pistol that is very good at pistol rounds, shows moderate performance in eco, and is almost useless in any other round. Its characteristics allow you to play very aggressively, which can be appreciated even by not very skilled players. At the same time, Glock-18 loses to other pistols in quite a number of parameters, which greatly complicates its use in many in-game situations.