CS:GO Weapon Tier List: The Best and Worst Weapons to Use in Competitive

If you're new to the tactical FPS action of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice in weapons the game has to offer while playing.

For those wanting to keep up with the competitive scene and keep their ranking, choosing the right weapon can be a difficult task and that's where tier lists come in. A handy tool to track the meta, tier lists are a great way to quickly see what's worth trying. Here's our list of CS:GO weapons

What Are the Best Weapons to use in CS:GO?

A screenshot of an AWP sniper rifle being used in a game of CS:GO
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Below you can find our tier list from worst to best. Each tier is ordered alphabetically for the purposes of clarity.

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  • Dual Berettas
  • Glock-18
  • M249
  • PP-Bizon
  • Revolver
  • Sawed-Off

E-tier represents the worst of the worst when it comes to damage output and cost-effectiveness. These are weapons which will rarely ever get any use willingly, with the worst of them all being the revolver which you will never see get any use.


  • Nova
  • P2000
  • USP-S

The D-tier is very similar into the E-tier in terms of damage but these three get a slight pass due to their occasional use and the USP-S being the starting weapon for CTs.


  • CZ75
  • Five-SeveN
  • Negev
  • SSG-08
  • XM1014

C-tier mostly consists of shotguns and the more expensive pistols which, while not ideal, can still find their use in eco rounds to get that little boost needed for another upgrade.

A weapon skin for the CS:GO SMG known as the P90. This weapon is ranked as B in our tier list.
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  • GSG31
  • MAC-10
  • MAG-7
  • MP5-SD
  • MP7
  • P250
  • P90

In B-Tier you'll find a lot of the SMGs which are really solid anti-eco rounds but lack good armour penetration. The P250 is also included among this list due to how excellent of a choice it is in eco rounds.


  • AUG
  • Desert Eagle
  • Galil-AR
  • SCAR-20
  • Tec-9

The A-tier are your solid choices. Here you will find the slightly worse versions of the AK and M4 in the FAMAS and Galil alongside the the Deagle and Tec-9 for their headshot capabilities for a low cost.


  • AK-47
  • AWP
  • M4A4
  • M4A1-S
  • SG553

Finally, we have the S-Tier. Here you will find the weapons that are the must-haves in CS:GO the very best weapons to take down your foes. Here you have your staple weapons of the AK-47, M4A4 and AWP alongside the SG553 due to its excellent one-shot potential.

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