Deadly up close and accurate over space, pistols have played a huge part in the recent meta of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After months of outcry from many pro players about the equilibrium of this game's most well-known pistols, it is not surprising that Valve has begun to make changes to the game's arsenal.

At the moment pistol and eco rounds are unpredictable scenarios where either side can win, despite a gear disadvantage. Even though Valve has committed to addressing these issues, while encouraging more proficient plays, there's still quite a ways to go before the area--along with the professionals regard the arsenal as balanced.

The recent changes, which will hopefully bring the average game back to more tactical methods in contrast to the typical run and gun, started with alterations to the Terrorist's go-to pistol--the Tec-9. The 500RPM semi-automatic sidearm is a staple in any way levels of play, and can kill a fully armoured player with a single shot to the head. It is mainly utilized in eco and anti-eco scenarios, at the start of the match or at which the team's money is running low.

 

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The alterations to this pistol meant the usual left-click spray because you rush onto a bombsite no longer worked. Originally referred to as a nerf but may be more correctly described as a rework into the way in which the pistol works, the patch increased the Tec-9's very first shot accuracy, meaning that tap firing is currently the way ahead. The magazine has also been decreased from 24 rounds to 18.

This has changed the identity of the Tec-9. Instead of using it as a primitive, run-and-gun spam weapon, the gun now behaves a bit more like a Desert Eagle, except its one-taps can be hit while conducting or strafing.

With the Tec-9 now reduced to a sharpshooting role, the popularity of the Dual Berettas has risen.

To balance the changes on the Counter-Terrorists side, changes were eventually made to the Five-SeveN pistol on August 15 to reward "strategic positioning and defensive play." The pistol, that costs $500, is that the Counter-Terrorist counterpart to the Tec-9, therefore it is no surprise that the CT sidearm also received a major change. Now the pistol, which is famous for its big clip and spray accuracy, has been made even more deadly.

Players spraying with the Five-SeveN have witnessed marginally improved precision but the largest difference can be felt on defense, even when trapping the pistol against enemies that are pushing onto a bombsite. The problem for many Counter-Terrorists on eco or pistol rounds is shutting down a hurry (where you are usually outnumbered) while the rest of your team rotates, and I think these changes will help. CTs should theoretically be able to hold the bomb sites simpler, with enhanced spray accuracy, but pushes will be penalized and rightly so.

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