Black Mesa – Deathmatch Weapons Guide

Let you know which weapon is powerful and which weapon is useless.

All Weapons Overview


  • The best start weapon.
  • Fast speed and great damage.
  • But crowbar is not shotgun.

Glock Pistol

  • Attack2 (right mouse by default) has 6x fire rate but it will decrease accuracy
  • .Attack (left mouse by default) has high accuracy but low fire rate.
  • Super low damage, do not use after picking up other weapon.
  • Well but it is still a gun after spawning.


  • Everytime you spawn, you will have 3 (sometimes are 2) grenades.
  • You cannot pick it up on multiplay.
  • You can cook grenade before throwing but be caution the explode time of grenade is 5 seconds.
  • Throwing grenade will do nothing while you and your enemy are face to face.


  • Good damage.
  • Use toggle_zoom rather than +attack2 zoom.
  • The second choice for snipers.


  • The only choice for snipers.
  • Attack2 then +attack for quick scope.
  • Well +attack explosive bolt still has good damage if you hit player’s body.
  • You can use explosive bolt to do damage boost.


  • Not just a grenade laucher.
  • It has good damage.
  • Well the grenade also has good damage.


  • +attack – fast but little low damage.
  • +attack2 – super high damage but super slow.
  • choosing +attack and +attack2 depends on your situation.

Tau cannon

  • You can do tau cannon jump on multiplay.
  • Tau cannon jump + long jump module can make you fly.
  • High damage with full charging.
  • You can do wallgauss thing like half life 1 deathmatch (not the same, watch my wallguass guide for more details).

Gluon Gun

  • Highest DPS.
  • We call it “noob gun”.
  • “Noob gun” means its powerful.

Hivehand (hortnet)

  • Toy gun do not use!

Satchels (C4)

  • Left mouse to throw it and right mouse to explode it.
  • You can press +use (E by default) to pick it up.
  • Be caution while picking up others’ satchel.
  • Your satchel will explode after you die.


  • Gives other player surprise.


  • Useful while you cant use grenades to kill others.
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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