The XM1014, also known as the Leone YG1265 Auto Shotgun, is a powerful automatic shotgun in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO). Modeled after the Italian-made Benelli M4 Super 90, the XM1014 excels in close-quarter combat with its impressive damage output and rapid-fire rate. It offers a significant kill award compared to other weapons, incentivizing aggressive play.

However, the weapon's advantages come at a cost. It is one of the more expensive options in the shotgun category, warranting careful budget consideration. Users must also manage the high recoil, which can affect accuracy during sustained fire. Moreover, the XM1014 has limited effectiveness at longer distances, with a sharp damage fall-off compared to rifles and SMGs, making it less versatile across varied engagement ranges.

As the sole automatic shotgun in CSGO, the XM1014 holds a unique place in a player's arsenal. It is particularly useful for players defending tight spaces or anticipating to quickly dispatch multiple opponents in succession. An effective strategy is to use the XM1014 in tandem with flashbangs or smoke grenades to close the distance and maximize its damage potential.

Remember, mastering the XM1014 requires practice, particularly in managing its recoil pattern and learning the effective ranges of engagement. Positioning and timing are key to making the most out of this high reward weapon.

XM1014 Spray Pattern

XM1014 Skins