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Powerful and reliable, the AK-47 is one of the most popular assault rifles in the world. It is most deadly in short, controlled bursts of fire.
―Official description

The AK-47, or CV-47 as it was previously known before Condition Zero, is a rifle featured in the Counter-Strike series, exclusively available to the Terrorists. The counterpart for the Counter-Terrorists is the Maverick M4A1 Carbine before Global Offensive and the M4A4 / M4A1-S in Global Offensive.

Contents

  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Properties
  • 3 Tactics
  • 4 Update History
  • 5 Appearances
  • 6 Achievements
  • 7 Trivia
  • 8 External links
  • 9 References

Overview

The AK-47 is a select-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The first weapon in the AK (Avtomat Kalashnikova, Russian: Автомат Калашникова, Kalashnikov assault rifle) family of weapons, the AK-47 is succeeded by the modernized AKM in 1959, and the AK-74 in 1974. AK variants were adopted by many forces around the world and saw use in almost every conflict since its development. The AK-47 in Global Offensive is modeled after the AKM. [1]

In-game, the AK-47 is a powerful assault rifle exclusive to the Terrorists. It is one of the most popular and efficient guns in the game known for its power, range, and cheap price. The AK-47 can kill a helmeted player with one shot to the head, something which its CT counterparts (Maverick M4A1 Carbine, M4A4, and M4A1-S) cannot do. Even without headshots, it is able to bring down an enemy in 4 Chest & Arm shots instead of 5 with the CT counterparts. It has high first shot accuracy and low damage dropoff, and a moderately fast reload. In Global Offensive, the first 8-9 bullets in its spray pattern have little to no side to side recoil, making compensation somewhat simple.

The AK-47’s only major disadvantages are its inaccuracy after multiple shots and high recoil. In Global Offensive, the upwards recoil in the first few shots of its spray pattern is quite strong, requiring more mouse movement to compensate. After that, the recoil moves to strong side-to-side sway, which is harder to compensate. Its CT counterparts are easier to control in this regard. Its rate of fire is lower than its CT counterparts, and is also fairly heavy, slowing down the player more. It is also one of the loudest rifles and has a very distinctive firing noise, allowing enemies to easily identify users of the AK-47.

Properties

CS 1.6 and CS:CZ
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 140 108
Chest & Arm 35 27
Stomach 43 33
Leg 26 26
Red signifies a fatal hit.
CS:S and CS:GO
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 143 111
Chest & Arm 35 27
Abdomen & Pelvis 44 34
Leg 26 26
Red color signifies a fatal hit.

Tactics

  • The AK-47 is the best general-purpose weapon for Terrorists in buy rounds due to its high power and low cost, making it one of the most economically efficient weapons in the game.
  • When spraying or bursting with this weapon, make sure to pull the crosshair down for the first 4 to 7 rounds, as the spread when spraying is high. Remember to have proper crosshair placement (crosshair is at head level) first before bursting or spraying, and then fire 4 to 7 rounds while controlling the recoil. The chances are the first 7 rounds will get you a headshot kill.
  • In Global Offensive, it is recommended to tap fire the weapon due to its high standing first-shot accuracy and ability to kill an opponent with a single headshot.
  • Often times, many newcomers make the mistake in firing the AK-47 continuously until the current magazine is depleted. This makes the recoil of the weapon very hard to control and leaves the user vulnerable to enemy counter-attacks. To prevent this, practice using the weapon with controlled bursts of fire and try to keep the recoil low.
    • The first 10 bullets of the spray pattern go straight up, so pull straight down for the first 10 bullets when spraying.
    • At long distances, strafing is essential. When strafing, tap fire for maximum accuracy, and the AK-47’s high damage will do the rest.
    • When in medium range with high recoil, if using the small crosshair, aim with the top line for a higher chance to hit. At closer ranges, this will make scoring a headshot extremely easy.
    • For very close range combat, feel free to fire full-automatic. However, be sure to aim the crosshair around the torso of the opponent due to the high recoil of the AK-47.
    • It is possible to strafe and shoot with this weapon in medium quarters, provided that the gun is aimed at the legs of the target due to the high recoil. However, this should only be used as a last measure.
    • While the accuracy of most weapons was increased in Counter-Strike: Source, the AK-47 did not receive this benefit.
  • Experienced CTs will usually prefer the AK-47, often swapping out their M4 rifles for one dropped on the ground. Due to this, avoid purchasing the AK-47 or its counterparts after winning the pistol round. Even if you’re a veteran, the opposition will do their best to kill you and get your gun, causing your team to be at a huge disadvantage and you to not have sufficient funds later.

Update History

CSGO updates for the AK-47

September 28, 2016

  • Increased fidelity and reduced distortion in fire sounds for Famas, Galil, Aug, SG553, M4A4, M4A1-S, unsilenced M4A1-S, and AK47.

August 3, 2016

  • New accuracy recovery method and new recovery rates for the M4A1-S, M4A4, and AK-47. See details HERE.

December 15, 2015

  • Reverted recent changes to pistols and the AK-47, M4A4, and M4A1-S (see the CS:GO blog for details).

December 8, 2015

  • Adjusted recovery time on the AK47, M4A4, and M4A1-S assault rifles to reduce the range at which spraying is preferable to tapping/bursting.

Appearances

The AK-47 appeared in the following maps:

  • Frantic: In the armory in the Terrorist spawn area, accessed by destroying the vent.
  • Jail: In the armory in the Terrorist spawn area, accessed by destroying the vent.
  • Trinity: From the Terrorist spawn, going up the cliff, taking the path on the right to a ledge, and destroying the church window at the end will provide the AK-47.

In the map Storm, the AK-47 appears in the (unopenable) weapon crate that is considered as the bombsite target. If the C4 explodes, the AK-47 will be laying around but being gibs, they cannot be obtained. Apparently those weapons are meant to be send to allied countries that’s about to being attacked by the terrorists.

In the Tour of Duty, the following Terrorist bots use the CV-47 as their main weapon:

  • Freak: Normal
  • Rebel: Tough
  • Fiend: Tough
  • Vandal: Tough
  • Raider: Hard
  • Blade: Hard
  • Cutter: Very hard
  • Fanatic: Very hard
  • Panther: Expert
  • Spider: Elite
  • Snake: Elite

Additionally, the following M4A1-user Counter-Terrorist bots will pick up and use the CV-47 when discovered:

  • Maverick: Cost 3
  • Tex: Cost 4
  • Steel: Cost 5

    The CV-47 can be used in the following missions:

    • Building Recon: After taking out a large pack of terrorists with the M2 Browning Machine Gun, the player will go down a hallway, in which several terrorists will emerge from the rooms lining the corridor. The CV-47 is in the first accessible room.
    • Turn of the Crank: On a weapon crate in the laundry room behind the deal room.
    • Pipe Dream: The player starts the level with the weapon.

    Additionally, the CV-47 is used by enemies in every level in the game except for Counter Terrorist Training, and by Spetsnaz NPCs in Secret War and Pipe Dream.

    The AK-47 appears as a selectable weapon in the active training course in the Weapons Course.

    Powerful and reliable, the AK-47 is one of the most popular assault rifles in the world. It is most deadly in short, controlled bursts of fire. Official description The AK-47, or CV-47 as it was previously known before Condition Zero, is a rifle featured in the Counter-Strike series, exclusively…

    The girl who picked up an AK-47 to defend her family

    By Kawoon Khamoosh
    BBC Persian

    When her home was attacked last month, 15-year-old Nooria picked up an AK-47, killing two men and wounding a third.

    She was hailed as a hero. But the story behind what happened that night was more complicated.

    Did Nooria shoot Taliban attackers, or her husband? Or both?

    All names have been changed for safety reasons.

    The men came to the village at night, under the cover of darkness.

    According to Nooria, it was about 1am when they burst through the front door of her parents’ home. In her bedroom, the teenager, who was woken by the noise, stayed still and quiet. She thought about her 12-year-old brother in his bedroom.

    Then she heard the men take her parents outside the small, hillside home. She described the events of that night in an interview with the BBC.

    The next thing she heard were gunshots, she said.

    “They executed them.”

    Nooria had grown up in the small rural village, in a volatile part of Afghanistan. She was an outwardly shy and quietly spoken teenager, but capable of handling guns and firing them accurately – a product of self-defence training by her father from a young age.

    That night, instead of hiding, Nooria grabbed her father’s gun – an AK-47 rifle – and opened fire at the men outside. She fired until she was nearly out of bullets, she said.

    Eventually, about an hour after they arrived, the men retreated into the night, she said. Outside the house lay five dead bodies: those of her mother and father, an elderly neighbour who was also her relative, and two of the attackers.

    “It was horrific,” she said. “They were so cruel. My father was disabled. My mother was innocent. And they just killed them.”

    Growing up in Afghanistan, teenagers like Nooria have known nothing but war. The ongoing conflict between pro-government forces and the Taliban, the country’s hard-line insurgent force, has waged for more than 25 years. Pro-government forces control cities and bigger towns, while the Taliban has seized vast remote areas. Villages like Nooria’s are often caught in between.

    In her rural province of Ghor, raids by small groups of Taliban fighters targeting pro-government outposts are not uncommon. Nooria and her older step-brother, a military police officer, say their father was targeted by insurgents because he was a tribal elder and pro-government community leader.

    But three weeks on, multiple accounts of the attack and the circumstances around it – from Nooria, her older brother, family members of the dead attackers, local police, local elders, Taliban representatives, and the Afghan government – paint starkly differing versions of events.

    According to several of the accounts given to the BBC, one of the gunmen that night was Nooria’s husband, and the heroic story of a young girl fending off Taliban militants was in fact mired in a family dispute.

    The conflicting accounts threaten to bury the truth of what happened to Nooria, and they reveal something of the tragic reality of life in rural Afghanistan – where young women are often caught up in a culture of tribalism, traditional custom and patriarchy that controls their lives. Like Nooria, they have little power, little access to education, and little say in how or when they are dragged into violence.

    We can definitely say child marriage is illegal in Afghanistan and has been a serious challenge in Afghan society. According to AIHRC it is fairly common mainly in rural areas and Human Rights organisations have expressed concerns on number of cases of child marriage in the country with 70 cases registered only in 2019, while most of the cases remain unknown.

    The most disputed element of what happened that night concerns the men who came to the house and why they were there. All sides agreed on one thing: that there was an attack in the village in the early hours of that morning.

    According to Nooria, the strangers identified themselves as “mujahideen” fighters – a term often used by the Taliban – and they came for her father.

    The Taliban denied any involvement in a clash with a teenage girl, but they did confirm there was a raid in the same village that night, saying a local police checkpoint was targeted resulting in two Taliban casualties, but no loss of life.

    Local and national Afghan government officials meanwhile declared victory over a “massive” Taliban attack and proclaimed Nooria “a true hero”.

    As Nooria and her younger brother were airlifted out of their district by military helicopter and swept to a local safehouse, social media exploded with the story of the young girl who had taken up arms in self-defence.

    It is not uncommon in Afghanistan for civilians to be praised by the president for defeating Taliban attacks. But when President Ashraf Ghani invited Nooria to the capital Kabul, reactions were mixed.

    Some said she was a hero. Others said she was an innocent child caught between two warring sides – attacked by one, used as a PR stunt by the other.

    “Can’t understand how in a country whose people have seen enough death and violence to know the value of life and peace, can such glorify violence and praise take up arms,” wrote one Twitter user. “Violence is not a response to violence!”

    Another called Nooria a “symbol of Afghan women who succeeded to defend her life”.

    “There are many Afghan victims who couldn’t do anything. They are suffering the pain of wounds they have because of holy war by Taliban.”

    At the scene of the attack the following day, local police discovered identity cards on the bodies of the two dead men. They were both known Taliban supporters, officers told the BBC.

    A third man who was injured but escaped was a high-ranking Taliban commander called Sayed Massoum Kamran, police said.

    The BBC was able to independently confirm the identity of the two dead men, who were in their late 20s and dressed in traditional Afghan attire, loose-fitting trousers and colourful waistcoats, their shirts now soaked through with blood.

    And sources close to the Taliban said the commander named by police and alleged to have fled was indeed currently injured, but the sources would not confirm when or where he was hurt.

    The local Taliban sources also confirmed that one of the men at the scene was previously affiliated with their network in Helmand, in southern Afghanistan, several years ago.

    As Nooria and her 12-year-old brother arrived in the capital at the president’s behest, the case of their parents’ murder looked tragic but straightforward.

    Then a week after the attack, reports began to circulate that one of the dead attackers was not simply an unknown fighter on a routine raid, but was in fact Nooria’s husband.

    Family members and local sources told the BBC that Nooria’s husband, Rahim, came to the village intent on reclaiming his bride after a family dispute had led her father to take her home. The sources said the husband had become affiliated with the Taliban and came to the house with Taliban militants.

    The man they identified as Nooria’s husband was one of the men found dead that night.

    Nooria denies they were ever married.

    According to others, Nooria was part of a “mokhi” deal – an exchange of two female relatives for marriage between two families. Child marriage is illegal in Afghanistan but human rights organisations say it remains common in rural areas like Ghor, where girls can be bartered into agreements like the one described in Nooria’s case.

    Under the agreement, Rahim would take Nooria as his second wife while Nooria’s father would marry Rahim’s teenage niece as his second wife. However, since both the girls were still so young, it was agreed they would wait several years before making the marriage official.

    Verifying the truth behind a story like this in rural Afghanistan is not easy. Nooria’s village sits in a wide expanse of farmland, surrounded by steep mountains. Just to get a phone signal, villagers must trek to the top of a nearby hillside.

    In order to establish whether Rahim was indeed Nooria’s husband, the BBC tracked down his mother, Shafiqa, who lives in Nimruz province, south-west Afghanistan, with her son’s first wife and their two children. Speaking down the phone from Nimruz, Shafiqa confirmed that her son married Nooria three years ago as part of an exchange, and that her other granddaughter, Rahim’s niece, had also wed Nooria’s father.

    But she said that less than two years ago, while Rahim was working in Helmand, Nooria’s father unexpectedly arrived at her house and took back his daughter, leaving his new wife, Rahim’s niece, behind. Effectively nullifying the exchange, she said.

    An Afghan girl was hailed as a hero, but her story was more complicated than it first looked.