The CS:GO M4 vs AUG is one of the big debates when it comes to playing the game. Do you pay the extra money or stick to the more classic M4A4 or M4A1-S?
Pro players used to stick exclusively to the M4 rifles or even the FAMAS on eco rounds. However, since the AUG price change in 2018, players now use the AUG more than ever.
The AUG has now gone back up in price, but the stats are still just as deadly. So how do you choose your CT rifle? Here’s an M4 vs AUG guide.
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CS:GO M4 vs AUG Stats
First off, we need to look at how well each of these guns works. Here are the M4A4 stats and AUG stats head-to-head.
Both M4 rifles cost $3100 while the AUG costs just a little more at $3300. However, it’s powerful stats justify the price.
Both the M4A4 and AUG have an ammo capacity of 30/90 and a fire rate of 11. The M4A4 has slightly higher damage at 33 compared to the AUG’s 28. However, the AUG makes up for it with much higher armor penetration and accuracy.
Of course, the main benefit of the AUG is its scope. This allows you to see enemies from much further away and hit them with much more accurate shots. In addition to its armor penetration, the AUG is a more powerful weapon overall.
The other choice is the M4A1-S. However, with a lower fire rate and ammo capacity, it pales in comparison to these two guns.
CS:GO M4 vs AUG – Which Do Pros Use?
Over the past few years, the M4A4 was the clear winner in terms of usage. Most pros played the M4A4 on the CT side, with a few opting for the M4A1-S instead. The AUG was left out of the equation.
However, the 2018 price drop saw the AUG pierce the meta and become the most popular CT-side rifle in 2019.
Most of the best CS:GO players in the world now prefer the AUG for its accuracy and power. The AUG accounts for 17.39% of kills in professional games in 2019. Both M4 rifles together count for 10.27%.
CS:GO M4 vs AUG – How To Choose
The choice between the M4A4, M4A1-S, and the AUG can be tough. But there are a few factors to help your decision.
The AUG has a lot of power and accuracy. The scope can also make the difference between getting a kill or not.
With that said, many players are more used to the M4’s spray pattern. The AUG is also less useful without the scope, making the M4A4 feel more comfortable for close-range kills.
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The M4A1-S has similar stats to the M4A4 but with an added silencer. This can sometimes mask your location to the enemies. It also has very smooth recoil which makes it easy to hit accurate shots.
It can come down to your team economy. The M4 rifles cost only $200 less, which can afford you an extra Flash Grenade on rough rounds. You may also prefer the M4 on rounds when the enemy team has a weak economy and is unlikely to be armored up.
It’s well worth learning to use both of these rifles. At just a slight price increase, the AUG is worth it. But those who are more comfortable with the M4A4 or M4A1-S can be just as effective.