Spray Patterns and Recoil Compensation for all CS:GO Weapons


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Basics

The spray pattern of any weapon in CS:GO is a result of:

  1. Inaccuracy
  2. Recoil

 

Inaccuracy

Inaccuracy adds a measure of randomness to the otherwise fixed recoil pattern. It is different for every weapon and is affected at least by the following factors:

  • Running > Walking > Standing > Ducking
  • Jumping
  • Climbing ladders
  • Number of shots fired / time
  • The mood of Valves dev team 😉

 

Recoil

Recoil is the fixed pattern unique to each weapon and weapon mode (scoped or silenced). Generally is goes up and then to the sides. To test the recoils pattern for any weapon without the inaccuracy, use this command in the console:

  • sv_cheats 1 // Allow cheats on server
  • weapon_accuracy_nospread 1 // Disable weapon inaccuracy spread

The recoil effect is reset when you stop shooting and you wait until

  • the dynamic crosshair is back to default
  • the weapon model is back in default position

 

Compensation

You have most likely already learned to pull down after the first shots to compensate for the upward motion of the spray pattern. Once you have mastered that, start to compensate for the sideways motion as well. Every weapon has a different timing required to compensate properly. The following animations should help to understand the general flow of the spray pattern and the mouse movement needed to compensate, but in-game timings might be a bit different.

A step by step exercise on recoil / spray pattern control can be found in our article on “How to aim better in CS:GO“.

All due credits to twowordbird for his great spray pattern animations and his article on CS:GO Recoil Mechanics.


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Rifles

AK-47

Ak-47 Spray Pattern

Ak-47 Spray Pattern

AK-47 Recoil Compensation

AK-47 Recoil Compensation

M4A4

M4A4 Spray Pattern

M4A4 Spray Pattern

M4A4 Recoil Compensation

M4A4 Recoil Compensation

M4A1-S

M4A1-S Spray Pattern

M4A1-S Spray Pattern

M4A1-S Recoil Compensation

M4A1-S Recoil Compensation

M4A1

M4A1 Spray Pattern

M4A1 Spray Pattern

M4A1 Recoil Compensation

M4A1 Recoil Compensation

Galil

Galil Spray Pattern

Galil Spray Pattern

Galil Recoil Compensation

Galil Recoil Compensation

SSG 08

SSG 08 Spray Pattern

SSG 08 Spray Pattern

SSG 08 Recoil Compensation

SSG 08 Recoil Compensation

SG 553

SG 553 Spray Pattern

SG 553 Spray Pattern

SG 553 Recoil Compensation

SG 553 Recoil Compensation

G3SG1

G3SG1 Spray Pattern

G3SG1 Spray Pattern

G3SG1 Recoil Compensation

G3SG1 Recoil Compensation

FAMAS

FAMAS Spray Pattern

FAMAS Spray Pattern

FAMAS Recoil Compensation

FAMAS Recoil Compensation

SSG 08

SSG 08 Spray Pattern

SSG 08 Spray Pattern

SSG 08 Recoil Compensation

SSG 08 Recoil Compensation

AUG

AUG Spray Pattern

AUG Spray Pattern

AUG Recoil Compensation

AUG Recoil Compensation

AUG scoped

AUG scoped Spray Pattern

AUG scoped Spray Pattern

AUG scoped Recoil Compensation

AUG scoped Recoil Compensation

AWP

AWP Spray Pattern

AWP Spray Pattern

AWP Recoil Compensation

AWP Recoil Compensation

SCAR-20

SCAR-20 Spray Pattern

SCAR-20 Spray Pattern

SCAR-20 Recoil Compensation

SCAR-20 Recoil Compensation


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Submachine guns

MAC-10

MAC-10 Spray Pattern

MAC-10 Spray Pattern

MAC-10 Recoil Compensation

MAC-10 Recoil Compensation

MP9

MAC-10 Spray Pattern

MAC-10 Spray Pattern

MAC-10 Recoil Compensation

MAC-10 Recoil Compensation

MP7

MP7 Spray Pattern

MP7 Spray Pattern

MP7 Recoil Compensation

MP7 Recoil Compensation

UMP-45

UMP-45 Spray Pattern

UMP-45 Spray Pattern

UMP-45 Recoil Compensation

UMP-45 Recoil Compensation

PP-Bizon

PP-Bizon Spray Pattern

PP-Bizon Spray Pattern

PP-Bizon Recoil Compensation

PP-Bizon Recoil Compensation

P90

P90 Spray Pattern

P90 Spray Pattern

P90 Recoil Compensation

P90 Recoil Compensation


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Heavy

Nova

Nova Spray Pattern

Nova Spray Pattern

Nova Recoil Compensation

Nova Recoil Compensation

Sawed-Off

Sawed-off Spray Pattern

Sawed-off Spray Pattern

Sawed-off Recoil Compensation

Sawed-off Recoil Compensation

XM1014

XM1014 Spray Pattern

XM1014 Spray Pattern

XM1014 Recoil Compensation

XM1014 Recoil Compensation

MAG-7

MAG-7 Spray Pattern

MAG-7 Spray Pattern

MAG-7 Recoil Compensation

MAG-7 Recoil Compensation


Machine guns

M249

M249 Spray Pattern

M249 Spray Pattern

M249 Recoil Compensation

M249 Recoil Compensation

Negev

Negev Spray Pattern

Negev Spray Pattern

Negev Recoil Compensation

Negev Recoil Compensation


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Guns

Glock-18

Glock-18 Spray Pattern

Glock-18 Spray Pattern

Glock-18 Recoil Compensation

Glock-18 Recoil Compensation

P2000

P2000 Spray Pattern

P2000 Spray Pattern

P2000 Recoil Compensation

P2000 Recoil Compensation

P250

P250 Spray Pattern

P250 Spray Pattern

P250 Recoil Compensation

P250 Recoil Compensation

USP-S

USP-S Spray Pattern

USP-S Spray Pattern

USP-S Recoil Compensation

USP-S Recoil Compensation

Desert Eagle

Deagle Eagle Recoil Spray Pattern

Deagle Eagle Recoil Spray Pattern

Desert Eagle Recoil Compensation

Desert Eagle Recoil Compensation

Dual Berettas

Dual Berettas Spray Pattern

Dual Berettas Spray Pattern

Dual Berettas Recoil Compensation

Dual Berettas Recoil Compensation

Tec-9

Tec-9 Spray Pattern

Tec-9 Spray Pattern

Tec-9 Recoil Compensation

Tec-9 Recoil Compensation

CZ75-Auto

CZ75A Spray Pattern

CZ75A Spray Pattern

CZ75A Recoil Compensation

CZ75A Recoil Compensation

Five-Seven

Five-seven Spray Pattern

Five-seven Spray Pattern

Five-seven Recoil Compensation

Five-seven Recoil Compensation


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