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Overview


Manufactured in Switzerland, the cutting-edge MP9 SMG is an ergonomic polymer weapon favored by private security firms.
―Official description

The MP9 is a submachine gun featured in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & Counter-Strike 2, exclusive to the Counter-Terrorists. It is the successor to the Schmidt Machine Pistol in previous Counter-Strike games, having similar statistics and the same role as its predecessor. The counterpart for Terrorists is the MAC-10.

Overview[]

The MP9 is a 9mm machine pistol manufactured by Switzerland-based Brügger & Thomet AG, and is a development of the Steyr TMP (Brügger & Thomet purchased the design rights from Steyr in 2001). Differences from the TMP include a new Picatinny rail for attachments, a right-side folding stock, and a new safety trigger.

In-game, the MP9 is a cheap SMG available to the CTs. It boasts a high rate of fire, fast movement speed, and swift reload time. It also has very impressive accuracy statistics across, particularly when moving and jumping, with its jumping accuracy being the highest of all SMGs and even higher than its running accuracy. This makes the MP9 one of the better "spray 'n' pray" weapons. Its damage dropoff is surprisingly the lowest out of all SMGs.

However, the MP9 suffers from high recoil, low damage, and low penetration power, making the weapon favoured in anti-eco rounds (where it can achieve one-hit headshot kills against unarmored opponents) but always swapped out for rifles or the P90.

As with most other SMGs in CS:GO, the MP9 awards twice the money for a kill compared to most weapons ($600 in Competitive Mode, $300 in Casual Mode).

Properties[]

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 104 61
Chest & Arm 26 15
Abdomen & Pelvis 32 19
Leg 19 19
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Movement speed in hammer units per second
Running 240
Walking 125
Crouch walking 82


Tactics[]

  • The MP9 excels as an ambush gun thanks to its cheap price, high burst damage, incredibly quick movement speed and forgiving accuracy when burst fired. The MP9 also boasts a $600 kill reward that comes with all SMG's barring the P90. All of these attributes make the MP9 one of the most powerful weapons that the CT side has to offer.
  • Since it fires so fast, the MP9 is also effective out to a mid-range and can often kill faster than most T's have the time to react to being ambushed by it. And if you landed a headshot, then even armor will provide little protection against its wicked fast time to kill.

Update History

April 30, 2018
  • Replaced custom Terrorist one-handed walking animations for the MAC10, MP7, and MP9 with an alternative two-handed version to improve weapon recognition at a glance.
July 27, 2016
  • Increased fidelity of firing sounds for P90, MP7 and MP9
  • Added unique reload and draw sounds for P90, MP7 and MP9
March 31, 2015
  • The accuracy of the MP9, MP7, and Mac-10 have been improved.
October 2, 2014
  • All SMGs now have ~20% more armor penetration.

Appearances[]

Main article: Gemini
The MP9 is among the weapons the players can choose from at the beginning of the Phoenix Compound map in "The Extraction", "Once More Into The Breach", and "The Enemy Of My Enemy...".

Achievements[]

Weapon Specialist
MP9 Expert csgo MP9 Expert
Kill 100 enemies with the MP9.

Trivia[]

  • Prior to the Operation Vanguard update, this SMG was the first weapon to be given in Arsenal: Arms Race.
  • The MP9 is the fastest reloading weapon in the game at 2.1 seconds.
    • However, it takes an extra 0.35 seconds after completing the draw animation before it can be fired.
  • The MP9, TMP, and the P90 have the fastest firing rates compared to all known submachine guns in the Counter-Strike series.
  • Compared to the TMP, in CS:GO this weapon no longer has a silencer. Instead the MP5-SD alternate SMG has a silencer.
  • In the 1.0.0.40 CS:GO Alpha build, the MP9 had an insanely fast firerate[2]. (Skip to 4:09 to see the MP9)
  • The old MP9 firing sound can still heard when fired from a distance.

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