CS:GO: How to Use a Deagle

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CS:GO: How to Use a Deagle

How can you make the most out of your Deagle in CS:GO? Here's some tips and tricks to try.


After pointing out several popular AWP and AK-47 tips, the next weapon we’d like to talk about is none other than the Desert Eagle. The latter is probably the most iconic pistol in Counter-Strike, especially CS:GO. Besides its looks, the pistol is notorious for its damage and one-shot capabilities. Needless to say, this makes it really popular among casual and professional CS: GO players.

Learning how to play with this weapon can greatly affect your win rating. Compared to other guns in the game, Desert Eagle costs just $700, making it up to six or even seven times cheaper than other options. In other words, this is a cost-efficient weapon that you can utilize alone or in combination with different guns, such as an AWP.

Even though shooting with Deagle might seem easy, there are many tips and tricks that you are probably not aware of. Experienced players might be familiar with some of the options below, but others will find them useful. With that being said, here are a few of the most important things you have to be aware of prior to purchasing this weapon.

Warm up

One of the first and probably the most important tips you have to keep in mind before you start playing CS:GO is to warm up. Even though some people don’t see the point in this, warming up with specific weapons, such as Deagle can make a lot of difference. Unlike other weapons in the game, the Desert Eagle is really specific in the way it works. Consequently, you have to get used to it in order to be effective.

The fact that you play CS:GO regularly is a plus, but warming up before you start playing competitively or with your friends is always a plus. The easiest way to get used to the weapon is by playing in a deathmatch mode, but some people prefer to play casually.

The Deagle can work similarly to an AK-47 in many situations

As mentioned in some of the other articles, the AK-47 is one of the best weapons in the game because it is highly effective in long and mid range combat. Even though Deagle is slightly different, this gun shares many things with its more powerful counterpart, such as the “one-tap” functionality. Since Deagle can inflict a lot of damage, it is one of the only guns capable of one-shotting an enemy by landing a headshot. This makes it highly effective in some situations, especially if you are on an eco.

Of course, landing a headshot with Desert Eagle is not as easy as it seems. That’s one of the reasons why many people prefer to hit their opponents with two body shots. Depending on the range, this should be enough to score a kill.

Quick shooting is not always a good idea

One of the downsides of using Deagle in CS:GO is the fact that the weapon is not that effective when it comes down to “quick shooting”. In other words, if you fire multiple times in a short period of time, Deagle becomes inaccurate and scoring a kill is not that easy.

Besides tap shooting, one of the things that you can do to improve your accuracy is to crouch. Even though this might not work in every scenario, many people do that because it allows them to be more accurate. With that being said, crouching can have negative consequences because you can die fast.

The Deagle allows you to be more mobile

One of the things that many players new to CS:GO don’t take into account is their speed. Every weapon in the game has an effect on your mobility, especially heavy rifles, such as the AWP. That’s the reason why some people always switch on their knife or pistol when trying to move away from a specific location.  To put it another way, if you only have access to this gun, you will be faster than those using some of the popular rifles. 

Even though some players might think that this is not important, having a good position while using Deagle can make all the difference in the world. This weapon is unique because it allows you to land an HS with one shot from miles away. This sounds attractive and it is, but if you fail to position yourself properly, you won’t be able to utilize its potential.

Some people have a different playstyle while using Deagle so that they can maximize the weapon’s potential. There are numerous videos explaining how to do that, so check YouTube before you start playing.

There are many circumstances where you don’t need a Deagle

One of the essential things that people have to learn is when to get this weapon. While it is true that Deagle is fairly inexpensive, purchasing it is not always a good idea. Sure, you can get an AWP and a Deagle if you have enough funds, but buying this item during the pistol round is usually not worth it.

The default pistols are also capable of doing a lot of damage, especially to units that don’t have armor.  In other words, there is no point in purchasing a Deagle because you can be really effective with your default pistol. That’s the reason why many players who are good at CS: GO prefer to get armor instead.

Reloading can be an issue

Unlike weapons, such as the AK-47, Deagle only has seven bullets that you can fire before you have to reload. Although there are situations where they can be enough, usually, people will have to supply at least a couple of times during a shootout. That’s why it is of utmost importance to keep an eye on your position and how many bullets you have left. If you’ve already fired a couple of shots, you should try to hide and reload before fighting again. Reloading your weapon in the open will usually result in death, especially if your opponents know that you’re out of ammo.

Avoid common mistakes

One of the things that will allow you to become a lot better at CS:GO is to avoid some of the common mistakes that people make. This applies to using any weapon in the game, but it is especially true for Deagle.

We can list all sorts of things here, but one of the most common one is running and shooting. Even though some weapons in CS:GO allow you to do that and be relatively accurate, Deagle is definitely not of them. The weapon has a lot of potentials and can be extremely deadly, but only if used right. Needless to say, running and shooting while using it is not a good idea.

The second mistake that many people make is related to the way they move. We’ve already mentioned that moving and shooting is not a good idea, but many people think they avoid this as soon as they stop pressing “W”, “A”, “S” or “D”. While it is true that once you lift your finger from this key you will stop moving, usually, there is a slight delay of a couple of milliseconds. This may not seem like a big deal to some players, but others know that this can make a huge difference. That’s the reason why pro players learn how to counter-strafe, which is a technique that requires you to press the opposite key once you stop pushing the one you’ve used to move in a certain direction.

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