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Nova (Weapon)

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The Nova's rock-bottom price tag makes it a great ambush weapon for a cash-strapped team.
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Weapon Information
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Movement Speed:
220 units/s
Firing mode:
Pump Action
Nova Expert

The Benelli Nova is an Italian-made pump action shotgun, popular among hunters and defense enthusiasts. Its most innovative and distinguishing feature is a one-piece receiver and buttstock, made of steel-reinforced polymer. With dual-action bars and rotary head locking lugs, the Nova 12-gauge shotgun handles anything from target loads to 3-1/2 Inch magnums.


The Nova can deal 100 damage to body armor at close range if all the pellets connect, but its agonizingly slow rate of fire make it an all-or-nothing choice. It lacks the power of the MAG-7 and the versatility of the similarly-priced UMP-45, which leaves few cases in which it is worth taking over one of its alternatives. That said, it can be a surprise against unprepared opponents, and with a $900 reward per kill, a solid round with the Nova can turn into a sturdy economy lead for the rest of the half. Peeking, shooting, and backtracking is the best approach with the Nova, and aiming for the head will usually be more effective in the long run.

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