CS:GO Meta 2021

CS:GO Meta


Weapon Tier List



  • AK-47 is the go-to weapon for T's because of its low price (2700$), one-click headshot potential and high/fast damage output. As a rifler, you should play AK-47 if possible.
  • AWP has high one-shot potential and is great in holding angles. You should only play AWP if you know what you are doing because of it's high price (4750$) and wide skill gap. Especially on T-side, AK-47's are usually more cost efficent.
  • M4A4 (3100$) is a strong CT-rifle and has slightly higher fire rate (666 to 600) and a larger magazine (30 to 25) compared to the M4A1-S.
  • M4A1-S (2900$) is cheaper than the M4A4 and has an easier-to-control recoil (especially on long distances) and a silencer which hides muzzle fire & tracers through smoke.


  • MP9 is the perfect anti-eco weapon with a high fire rate at a cheap price (1250$). If you've won the first CT-round, you should probably buy a MP9.
  • MAC-10 is a cheap (1050$) anti-eco gun with high fire rate and great mobility while running & jumping.
  • Tec-9 (500$) is a good option for T's because of its high fire rate, high armor penetration and large magazine.
  • Five-Seven (500$) is a nice CT-pistol and its high fire rate can be effective if you catch your opponents off-guard.


  • SCAR-20 (5000$) is very strong at holding angles from long distance against rushes and has high DPS also against armored opponents.
  • Desert Eagle (700$) is pistol with high damage, high recoil and one-shot potential. Use it in half-buys if you are skilled with it. Don't buy it in pistol rounds.
  • Galil AR (1800$) is a budget option if you can't afford an AK-47.
  • The AUG (3300$) can be used as an long-range alternative to your M4 buy - especially in late game when you have lots of money but don't want to buy a M4A1-S. Meta is very switching here, AUG was broken many times already.
  • MAG-7 (1300$) is handled as the best low budget shotgun.
  • FAMAS (2050$) is a good "short-ranged" rifle for low money buys.
  • XM1014 (2000$) is a fun auto-shotgun with 900$ kill reward and has crazy montage potential but I wouldn't recommend it in an official game.

Updated 9.4.2021 | Weapon Database

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