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For the original version, see FN Minimi/M249.

SKULL-8 is a machine gun attached with an underbarrel axe bayonet in the SKULL Series.

Overview

SKULL-8 is a belt-fed, anti-zombie machine gun that fires 120 rounds of 5.56mm Anti-zombie ammunition. It is attached with a light axe bayonet under the weapon's barrel to be used for emergency melee combat situations. The weapon's primary fire has superior penetration towards Kevlar.

Its melee attack also inflict a small knockback, which can be used for the user's advantage.

Advantages

  • Can perform melee attack in secondary fire
  • High rate of fire
  • High penetration power
  • High stun power
  • Light weight
  • Melee attack can be used even when reloading

Disadvantages

  • Does not have scope
  • Expensive price
  • Long reload time
  • Low damage
  • Low knockback
  • Short axe range

Tips

Overall
  • Use the secondary fire for surprise attacks as the attack range is rather short and not suitable for close combat situations.
  • Each shot can penetrate up to 4 objects.
  • Use the secondary fire when you are out of ammunition. The secondary fire of this weapon may still help in killing zombies. Note the attack delay of the secondary fire.
  • The attack damage and range for the secondary fire is lower and shorter than the SKULL-9.
  • The firepower is the same as the MG3.
  • The weight is the same as the M4A1.
Zombie Infection
  • A 120-round of SKULL-8 can deal 3600 ~ 7200 damage to Zombies.
Zombie Scenario
  • A 120-round of SKULL-8 can deal around 38,000 ~ 40,000 to bosses.
  • A single axe slash can deal 2000 ~ 4000 damage to bosses.
Zombie Escape

Release date

SKULL-8 was released alongside Plasma Gun and Beam Sword on:

  • South Korea: 27 June 2013.
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong: 2 July 2013.
  • China: 3 July 2013.

SKULL-8 was released alongside Gallery and Battle weapons on:

  • Indonesia: 29 January 2014.

SKULL-8 was released alongside Shoreline on:

  • Singapore/Malaysia: 18 June 2014.

SKULL-8 was released through Craft system alongside Open Beta Test on:

  • CSN:Z: 23 September 2014.
  • Vietnam: 26 March 2015.

Comparison to SKULL-7

M249ex gfx
Positive
  • Cheaper (-$2800)
  • Lighter (+5% move speed)
  • Can perform melee attack
Neutral
  • Same rate of fire (90%)
  • Same magazine size (120)
  • Share the same ammo type (5.56mm AZ)
Negative
  • Lower damage (-1)
  • Less accurate (-2%)
  • Higher recoil (+3%)
  • No scope

Gallery

Skull8-1

Shoot sound

Skull8 shoot3

Slash axe

Skull8 reload

Reload

Counter-Strike Online - Skull-8 Official China Trailer

Counter-Strike Online - Skull-8 Official China Trailer

KOR CSOL Skull8

KOR CSOL Skull8

Leaked CS Online - Skull 8 Gameplay

Leaked CS Online - Skull 8 Gameplay

Trivia

  • So far, this is the only weapon that allow the user to cancel the reload when performing the melee attack.
  • This is the second even-numbered weapon in the SKULL series after SKULL-4.
  • The SKULL-8 is the third weapon to have melee attack as secondary fire mode after M249 Veteran and M16A1 Veteran.
  • SKULL-8 can be seen in Panic Room promotion art, even though it's still not released yet at that time.
    • SKULL-8's whereabouts are found during AWP-Z and Hitchhiking update, which is one week earlier than the actual release.
  • The words "Gun Blade" are printed on the axe.

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