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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

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This weapon was released alongside Omen on:

  • South Korea: 7 August 2014.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 19 August 2014.
  • China/Japan: 20 August 2014.

This weapon was released through Craft system alongside Free Update on:

  • CSN:Z: 8 January 2015.
  • Vietnam: 26 March 2015.

This weapon was released alongside Seed event on:

  • Indonesia: 18 March 2015.

Users

Counter-Terrorist:

  • SAS: Seen in posters.

Comparisons

Thompson gfx
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
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
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

Janus3 boltpull1

Pulling the bolt

Janus3 boltpull2

Ditto

Janus3 change1

Changing form

Janus3 change2

Ditto

Janus3 clipin

Inserting new magazine

Janus3 clipout

Taking out old magazine

Janus3 draw

Drawing sound

Counter-Strike Online - JANUS-3 - China Official Trailer-0

Counter-Strike Online - JANUS-3 - China Official Trailer-0

CSO Korea- JANUS-3 Bot Zombie Gameplay

CSO Korea- JANUS-3 Bot Zombie Gameplay

CSO TW HK JANUS-3 vs Bosses

CSO TW HK JANUS-3 vs Bosses

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.