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Epic.pngDread Nova is an Epic grade Melee weapon in Counter-Strike Online.


This weapon can be obtained from Epic Decoder or Epic Part Confirmed Payment event.

The symbol of the absolute authority of the Overseer Executive. You can summon the power of this weapon as a weapon to defend the balance of the universe.

Special function

  • <Nova Cannon>: Pressing RMB can charge up a powerful attack.
  • <Summon Astral Rod>: When the lower gauge is 100, user can unleash the Astral Rod by entering LMB > RMB > RMB > LMB.
  • Some functions do not work in non-zombie series mode.


  • High damage
  • High stun, Impose "Slowed" negative buff on its victim with each of its slash attack
  • Can easily perform ranged attacks
  • Instant draw which can lead to combination attacks
  • Completely invulnerable when activating the skill
  • High mobility
  • Special mode is able to charge without the weapon being drawn


Release date

  • South Korea: 11 July 2019.
  • China: 17 July 2019.
  • TW/HK: 18 July 2019.
  • CSN:S: 7 August 2019.


  • When going into tight or darkened areas always activate the Overseer or the melee's combo special, reason being it makes you temporarily immune (even more than Holy Sword Divine Order) and is able to continually deal damage to your surrounding making it more likely to detect enemies and less risky.
  • Much like Warhammer Storm Giant, the secondary is a quick-draw which allows for successful combination attacks, in fact a Warhammer Script (which is not allowed) would work perfectly with Dreadnova.
  • Also like Warhammer the secondary attack on this melee (the thrust) could either knock an enemy back or into mid-air, do not panic because another thrust is definitely going to knock them back but just be careful not to send zombies air-borne.
  • The ranged attack is like a combination of both Gae Bolg and Runebreaker, you charge the attack then you send a projectile that knocks enemies back while also exploding causing a stun.
  • In TDM, when using the ranged attack, because of its explosion radius, never try to directly hit a target because they're most likely smart enough to dodge it, but instead aim for the floor, this stuns the enemy and drains at least 50% of their HP, a successful hit thereafter is what you should be going for. This tactics works really well on DSPS and Runebreaker users and if done right, will make you incredibly difficult to kill unless the opposition has either Holy Sword Divine Order or a Dreadnova of their own.