The SG550 is a sniper rifle chambered with 30 rounds of 5.56 NATO. It has good penetration power and is suitable for assault purpose instead of sniping.
- After the Free Update patch, this weapon becomes a free default weapon in all player's inventories.
- High magazine size for a sniper rifle
- Very accurate when using scope
- Universal caliber
- Usable scope for long range engagement
- Low recoil
- High rate of fire
Tactics using the SG550
- The first shot is very accurate when you are standing still.
- Stay stationary. Moving a little will affect the scope's performance.
- Just fire without scope when engaging close enemies.
- Camp in closed areas such as in vents to achieve the maximum performance.
- A 30 round SG550 can deal around 1830 ~ 3660 damage. Feel free to kill a zombie that has 3500 HP or less.
- If the starting money is $7500, the player can purchase SG550 with cost $4200 and $1200 for 600 rounds of reserved bullets, giving the balance of $2100.
- In Dead End, after the 2nd barricade has been penetrated, there's a fence which can be reached by jumping on other player's back. Players can stand on top of it and destroy the 6th barricade near the end of the path. This weapon is recommended when in a room which has no better weapons.
- In term of assisting against bosses when there's no cash weapon, a proper skill while shooting the weakpoint and seriously dodging attacks could be useful.
- Beware of its low rate of fire and long reloading time. This weapon is not recommended for counter-attack nor escaping zombie hordes. Switch to any weapon that anticipates the situation.
- Recommended for Annihilation maps only for 'non-cash' player. Can be done like other sniper rifles, aiming bosses will deal serious damage while assisting M95 users.
- Since it has the largest magazine around semi-auto sniper rifles, it is recommended in Sidewinder to kill every enemy that lies or camps on rooftops, preventing other players to be injured.
Tactics facing a SG550 user
- Jump to avoid being hit.
- The SG550 is never accurate for the first shot. Use this advantage to kill the user quickly.
Comparison to G3SG-1
- Cheaper (-$800)
- Larger clip size (+10)
- Lower recoil (-4%)
- More accurate (+7%)
- Same rate of fire (83%)
- Same speed reduction (18%)
- Lower base damage (-9)
- Longer reload time (+0.3 seconds)
- This rifle is extremely popular in Counter-Strike series due to its easy use and high damage, which may result the user to be frowned upon by other players.
- Hackers (especially wallhackers) and new players favor this weapon in all regions because of reasons above. Same goes with its terrorist counterpart G3SG1.
- Players who use this weapon in game can be kicked out of the room. Also happens to its terrorist counterpart G3SG1.
- SIG SG 550 Sniper at Wikipedia.