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The FAMAS F1 or Clarion 5.56 in game is an assault rifle exclusive to Counter-Terrorists in Counter-Strike series and Counter-Strike Online.


The FAMAS F1 is a bullpup-style assault rifle which is fed with 25 rounds of 5.56mm NATO. It became the French Army's standard service rifle in the 1970s. This rifle is cheap, stable and accurate. It can be triggered to three-round burst fire mode.

After the Free Update patch, this weapon becomes a free default weapon in all player's inventories.


  • Cheap ($2250)
  • Able to fire in three-round burst
  • Quite high rate of fire
  • High accuracy
  • Low recoil
  • Light weight (4%)
  • Free


  • Lower magazine capacity than most assault rifles
  • Lower rate of fire in burst fire mode
  • Purchasable by Counter-Terrorists only
  • Low damage

Tactics using FAMAS[]

Normal matches
  • Use full-auto mode in close battle and burst-fire mode for medium and long range battle.
  • Always reload when you have free time as its magazine size is designed for 1 on 1 battle only.
  • Burst-fire mode serves lower recoil. This is good to score a headshot when an enemy pops his/her head out of nowhere in long range because its upward stray pattern.
  • Firing in full automatic while running makes this gun really inaccurate.
  • A little strafe or mouse control while firing in automatic will give a chance to score a headshot because its upward spray pattern.
  • In Deathmatch modes, firing in automatic is fully recommended since players keep respawning in different places.
Zombie Mods
  • In Zombie Mods, a 25 rounds FAMAS can deal 650 ~ 1300 damage to zombies. Regular Zombie is recommended as a target if you are using this rifle.
  • Switch to secondary weapon when facing a berserk Regular Zombie because it has low stun power.
  • If a player attempts a headshot with this rifle. It is recommended when encountering Deimos, Ganymede, Stamper and Heavy Zombie due to their big heads but keep an eye on the remaining bullets and the distance.



Zombie Giant:

Comparison to Galil[]

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  • More accurate (+13%)
  • Can be fired in 3-round burst


  • Same damage (26)
  • Same recoil (18%)
  • Same speed reduction (-4%)


  • Lower rate of fire (-3%)
  • More expensive (+$250)
  • Lower magazine size (-10)
  • Longer reload time (+0.5 seconds)


Main article: L85A2.

This is a bullpup style assault rifle which holds 30 rounds for each round with 5.56mm. Its reliability and stability have been enhanced by improving the weakness of L85A1. Its second mode support a three-round burst.

  • More accurate (+1%)
  • Larger clip size (+5)
  • Heavier (-5% speed)

Battle FAMAS

This is a weapon which holds 25 rounds for each round with 5.56mm. It is recreated as a new weapon through an actual battle in fierce battlefield.

  • Higher damage (+1)
  • Higher recoil (+2%)

Release date[]

  • South Korea: 18 July 2013
  • China: 24 July 2013
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 30 July 2013


Firing sound

Ditto, three-round burst

Reloading sound

Drawing sound


  • This weapon cannot be fired underwater.
  • "Clarion" means trumpet in French.
  • Unlike most bullpup weapons with a top charging handle, the FAMAS' charging handle does not reciprocate since its model and animations are taken from original Counter-Strike. The same also happens with its Battle variant.
  • When reloading, the ejected magazine is still slightly visible when the player looks down far enough. Note that the bullet texture in the magazine is drawn in 2D.

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