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For the original version, see Thompson Chicago.

JANUS-3 is a JANUS submachine gun in Counter-Strike Online.

Overview

Developed by Aegis Lab, this is a Janus Transformation System-equipped prototype version of Thompson Chicago. It is chambered with 50 rounds of .45 ACP and can transform into Janus mode after scoring enough hits, causing tremendous damage to the victim.

Advantages

  • High magazine capacity
  • High accuracy for a submachine gun
  • Has Janus Transformation System
  • Unlimited ammunition in Janus form
  • Easy to achieve the Janus form
  • High rate of fire in both forms

Disadvantages

  • Janus form does not last long
  • Purchasable by cash point only
  • High recoil in Janus form

Tips

  • It requires 25 hits on multiple targets to achieve the Janus Transformation System wheras 20 hits on a single target.
  • When on Janus form, it can deal around 10,000 ~ 17,000 damage to bosses (note that firepower have been maxed).
  • Its Janus form lasts for 7 seconds.
  • This weapon can be a proper replacement for anyone who doesn't own the JANUS-5.
  • There's a trick to save Janus form, after the Janus Transformation System is ready just switch to another weapon and when you are going to use it, just switch it back and quickly activate it or it won't take effect.

Release date

  • South Korea: 7 August 2014.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 12 August 2014 (Reservation Ticket); 19 August 2014 (full release).
  • China & Japan: 20 August 2014.
  • CSN:Z: 8 January 2015 (Craft).
  • Vietnam: 26 March 2015 (Craft).
  • Indonesia: 18 March 2015.

Users

Counter-Terrorist:

  • SAS: Seen in posters.

Comparisons

Thompson gfx.png
Positive
  • Has Janus Transformation System
  • More accurate (+26%)
  • Faster reload time
Neutral
  • Same magazine size (50)
  • Same ammo type
  • Same rate of fire (91%)
  • Same damage (28)
Negative
  • Higher recoil (+35%)
  • Heavier (+4%)
  • Cannot be enchanced
  • More expensive (+$2000)

Skull3.png
Positive
  • Higher damage (+1)
  • Higher accuracy (+78%)
  • Higher magazine size (+15)
  • Has Janus Transformation System
Neutral
  • Same rate of fire
  • Same knockback power
  • Same price ($4000)
Negative
  • Higher recoil (+33%)
  • Heavier (+7% speed reduction)
  • Lower penetration power (-3)
  • No scope
  • Longer reload time (+1.0 second)

Balrog3.png
Positive
  • Higher damage (+4)
  • Higher accuracy (+75%)
  • Cheaper (-$350)
  • Higher magazine size (+20)
  • Has Janus Transformation System
Neutral
  • Same knockback power
  • Same stun power
Negative
  • Higher recoil (+34)
  • Heavier (+9% weight)
  • Longer reload time (+1.0 second)
  • No scope
  • Has no Balrog Charging System

Gallery

Pulling the bolt

Ditto

Changing form

Ditto

Inserting new magazine

Taking out old magazine

Drawing sound

Trivia

  • This weapon shares the same Janus figure with JANUS-1 and JANUS-11.
  • This weapon reuses JANUS-5's firing sound. Also, the same laughter will be heard when the Janus Transformation System is ready.
  • Whenever the user shoots while in Janus form, bullet trails can be seen.
  • The crosshair turns purple when the Janus Transformation System is ready to be activated. This also applies to other JANUS weapons except for JANUS-5 and JANUS-9.

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