Are there varied bullet speeds according to different guns? Do guns like the AWP have faster bullets than guns like the M249?

  • I don't know about speeds, but I know that different guns do different amounts of damage per bullet.
    – Sorean
    Jul 15, 2014 at 14:57
  • Yea. Same here... btw r u looking for a team @Sorean
    – Neffer_23
    Jul 15, 2014 at 15:33
  • I used to play competitively, but I stopped playing a long time ago, just a casual player now. Thanks for the interest though.
    – Sorean
    Jul 15, 2014 at 21:24
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    I just started and Im on a team with irl friends but they're never on... just asking tho.
    – Neffer_23
    Jul 16, 2014 at 18:39
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    think laser guns Jul 21, 2014 at 19:46

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CS:GO, along with all other major source engine games, uses hitscanning.

When a bullet is fired it instantly detects where it will hit based on the angle it left the gun (Which is worked out by the guns accuracy, which I wont go into), there's no physics simulation or bullet movement to take into account.

Basically, every gun shoots instantly, there's absolutely no travel time. If you're experiencing something like that, it's possibly lag or a shoddy server.

For clarity: The tracer you see is just a particle effect to make the game more immersive, it has no affect on the shot and can sometimes be misleading as it moves ever so slightly slower than the actual shot (Which as I said before, is instant)


No, all the bullets go at the same speed.

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