Clarion 5.56
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Alternate name(s)




Clip capacity

25 rounds

Weight (loaded)

3.40 kilograms

Used by
  • Counter-Terrorists
Reload time

3 seconds

The Clarion 5.56, often referred to as FAMAS is one of the 6 assault rifles featured in Counter-Strike: Source. It is only available to Counter-Terrorists.

Specifications Edit

These specifications are generalised to make it easy for people who want to play the Zombie Escape mod, and therefor only the specifications of the weapon relative to the gameplay will be displayed for easy understanding.

Primary attack Yes Automatic
Secondary Attack Yes Burst-Fire mode

Damage min = 20

max = 119

Knockback (against zombies) Bodyshot = Moderate
Headhot = Moderate/Very High
Recoil (of the weapon) Low
Rate of fire ± 10 shots/s (25 clips/magazine)
Speed reduction Excruciatly high
Reloading time Moderate
Accuracy Very high accuracy

Usage Edit

The Clarion 5.56 is an assault rifle that can be very, very efficient if there is only 1 player wielding it who is rather skilled at headshots. The best method would be:

  • To use the burst-first mode and trying to headshot the frontline zombies to keep zombies back at a significant range. (This is still a dangerous method that requires a great amount of skill, because of the excruciatly heavy weight of the weapon, you are completely outmatched at the speed of the zombies).
  • Making advantage of its very high accuracy and help players at long distances (Also take burst-first for this.)

You are not really escaping if you are holding this gun while running, so it is highly advised to switch to your knife or pistol immediately when in danger! It is known as being one of the heaviest guns in the game, so therefor, this weapon is rather uncommon, unless there is really someone who can handle it very well. Also, its low magazine size doesn't feel reliable in many hands, thus another reason for making a better choice.