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For the original version, see M60E4.

BALROG-VII or BALROG-7 is a BALROG machine gun in Counter-Strike Online.

Overview

Empty slot.png This weapon has Part System installed.

The BALROG-VII is a belt-fed machine gun that fires 120 rounds of 7.62 AHE bullets that were both developed at the Aegis Institute, based on the M60E4. It is equipped with the Balrog Charging System which enables the BALROG-VII to fire explosive rounds after every 10 consecutive shots.

Details: Continuous attacks have a chance to cause the bullet to explode where it lands, doing 79 damage in normal mode within a set range. Damage: 79 (Normal), 300 (Zombie), 375 (Scenario)

Advantages

  • Deals high damage to both humans and zombies
  • Large magazine capacity
  • High rate of fire
  • Moderate recoil
  • Balrog Charging System will be activated 1 time after each 10 continuous shots
  • Usable scope

Disadvantages

  • Heavy weight
  • Not accurate in long range
  • Zooming decreases rate of fire
  • Expensive price and ammunition cost
  • Only available for a limited time
  • Obtainable through Find the Zombies event only (BLUE edition)

Release date

  • South Korea: 12 July 2012.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 17 July 2012
  • China: 18 July 2012
  • Singapore/Malaysia: 5 June 2013.
  • Indonesia: 19 June 2013.
  • CSN:Z: 23 September 2014.
  • Vietnam: 26 March 2015.

  • South Korea: 24 July 2014.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 5 August 2014.
  • China: 6 August 2014.
  • Japan: 6 August 2014.
  • Indonesia: 7 January 2015.
  • Vietnam: 4 June 2015.

Tips

  • Not recommended in Original as it can burn out all of your money.
  • Recommended in Deathmatch for rushing/tanking/defending purposes.
  • BALROG-VII is accurate. Aim for the head to deal maximum damage.
  • BALROG-VII's firepower is high. The weapon's damage is similar with the AK-47 and the SKULL-7.   
  • The Balrog Charging System for Balrog-VII has low damage due to game balance. Nonetheless, it is still powerful as it delivers additional damage. 

  • Recommended. The weapon's Balrog Charging System works like small HE Grenades. It can kill packs of soft zombies in just one explosion. This can save $1000 from buying a pin of HE grenade.
  • The user is advised to aim at the ground and shoot when trapped by a large group of zombies.
  • Use the explosive shots to help/release your teammates when they are surrounded by zombies.
  • BALROG-VII's explosives does not hurt the user. Recommended for breaking walls alone or covering other teammates to break walls.
  • Be careful when dealing with mini zombie bosses such as  DeimosGanymede or Juggernaut due to BALROG-Vll's weight.
  • BALROG-VII costs $9000, so use your money wisely.
  • Not recommended for beating bosses due to low damage to bosses. A 120 rounds of BALROG-VII can deal 25,000 damage to bosses.
  • Also recommended in Human Scenario. It can kill Titans and large groups of Vanguard troops easily but should not be used when fighting bosses.

  • A 120 rounds of BALROG-VII can do 3720 ~ 7440 damage to Zombies.
  • Use in ducts or hard-to-reach areas for maximum performance.
  • Combine with Deadly Shot for maximum damage output.
  • Try to avoid direct contact with Light zombies or Sting Fingers when in open areas as they are fast and hard to hit.
  • Normal or Heavy-type zombies are good targets for BALROG-VII.

  • Comparisons

    M60.png

    Positive
    • Higher accuracy (+1%)
    • Higher magazine size (+20)
    • Higher stun power
    • Has Balrog Charging System
    • Usable scope
    Neutral
    • Same damage (31)
    • Same fusillade (90%)
    • Same knockback
    Negative
    • More expensive (+$4300)
    • Heavier (-2% speed)
    • Higher recoil (+1%)

    M249ex gfx.png

    Positive
    • Can shoot an explosive shot after 10 continuous shots
    Neutral
    • Same damage (31)
    • Same accuracy (84%)
    • Same rate of fire (90%)
    • Same price ($9000)
    • Same reserve magazine size (240)
    • Usable scope
    • Same ammo cost ($200 for 30 rounds)
    Negative
    • Heavier (+2% speed reduction)
    • Lower penetration (-2)
    • Higher recoil (+1%)

    JANUS7 icon.png

    Positive
    • Able to activate the Balrog Charging System
    • Higher damage for A mode (+2)
    • Higher reserved ammo (+40)
    • Shorter reload time (-0.7 sec)
    • Usable scope
    • Higher accuracy for A (+1%) mode
    Neutral
    • Same rate of fire
    • Same weight
    • Same knockback power
    • Same stun power
    Negative
    • Lower damage in B mode (-27)
    • Higher recoil for both A (+1%) and B (+19%) mode
    • Lower magazine size (-80)
    • Unable to activate the Janus Transformation System

    Gallery

    Firing sound

    Ditto, when BCS is activated

    Reloading sound

    Trivia

    • BALROG-VII is the fourth machine gun equipped with a scope. The first one is SKULL-7, followed by MG36 and FN Mk 48.
    • Before firing the explosive bullets, the muzzle will flash red.
    • The custom red muzzle flash is the same as Ethereal. The only difference is the color.
    • The scope model of BALROG-VII is similar to SKULL-7, both modeled after the ELCAN M145 MGO.
    • The BALROG-VII shares the same animations with the K3 except for the scope and the foregrip.
    • In the initial release of this weapon, when the Balrog Charging System is activated near the user, it can inflict self damage to them.
      • The explosion also used the default fireball sprite before getting its own sprite.

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