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Room restrict limitpistolM79 Saw off is a grenade launcher in Counter-Strike Online purchasable with cash points and available in pistol slot.


Loaded into the Pistol slot, the M79 Saw off has increased mobility with the gun barrel and buttstock sawed off. Hence, allowing it to be equipped as a secondary weapon. It reloads after 1 round of 40×46mm grenade stray bullet.


  • High damage
  • Perfect when dealing large amount of enemies
  • Splash effect
  • Greatly reduce Kevlar


  • Single shot
  • Does low damage in normal matches
  • No stun or knockback
  • Low reserve ammunition
  • Expensive
  • Cannot damage barriers (this also happened to all grenade launcher)
  • Grenade takes time to travel to target


  • In Zombie Mods, use M79 in ducts to deal damage to zombies before using the primary weapon. This will prevent zombies from healing.
  • Use M79 as emergency escape when surrounded by zombie hordes in Zombie Scenario. However, do take note of your health as its splash damage will hurt you.
  • In Zombie: The Mutation/Zombie: The Hero, make sure to pick up supply boxes to replenish your ammo supply, as this weapon has only 5 (6 in gold edition) grenades.



  • USA: Used by Navy SEALs.
  • UK: Used by SAS.
  • Russia: Used by Natasha in a episode of the CSO official comic stories.



M79 Gold Edition
The M79 Gold is an upgraded version of the M79, which holds 6 rounds (1 more than default) of grenade.

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Main article: Shooting Star
The Shooting Star is a remodeled version of M79 that fires a flame flare and holds 5 rounds of 40mm flare ammunition. It can be fired in two modes: Regular mode and Bouncing mode, in which the grenade can bounce for few seconds before exploding.

Main article: JANUS-1
The JANUS-1 is a modified version of M79 developed by Aegis Institute. It is fed with 5 rounds of 40mm grenade and equipped with Janus Transformation System that can inflict tremendous damage after continuous fire.

M79 10th Anniversary
A special edition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of CSO. Has higher damage and chrome effect.

M79 Splash
This variant is painted to resemble a water gun. Obtainable via 2019 Season 3 compensation.

Release date[]

  • South Korea: 3 December 2009.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong & China: 9 December 2009.
  • Japan: 23 December 2009.
  • Singapore/Malaysia: 13 April 2011.
  • Indonesia: 17 April 2013.
  • Turkey: 25 September 2013.
  • CSN:Z: 23 September 2014.
  • Vietnam: 26 March 2015.

  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 18 October 2011
  • China: 19 October 2011
  • South Korea: 22 December 2011

  • South Korea: 13 December 2018
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 18 December 2018
  • China: 19 December 2018

  • South Korea: 11 July 2019.
  • China: 17 July 2019.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 18 July 2019.
  • CSN:Z: 7 August 2019.


Firing sound

Draw sound

Reload sound

Shoot sound


  • The words "M79 SAW OFF" and the manufacturer logo can be seen on the weapon's barrel.
  • In earlier releases of M79 Saw off can hold up to 10 shells, this was later reduced to 5.
  • This weapon shares the same launcher crosshair with the SVDEX's secondary mode and M32 MGL.
  • In real-life, the grenade will not explode if the shooter fires it at close distances.
  • The M79 is the first break-action weapon introduced in the game.
  • In the game, M79's reload animation is not really a reload animation but it is merely a "delay animation", since the animation isn't repeated if switched out and then switched back in.
  • This is the first weapon which doesn't show the user reloading animation in third-person view. The second one is the Black Dragon Cannon.
  • This weapon deals high knockback when used with some melee weapon's bugs, however keep in mind the ban risk.

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