The topic of agents is often omitted in various articles on the web. The reason is very simple – everybody’s attention is focused on the weapon skins and patterns. That’s where the real fun is, right? Well, that might be a fair statement, but CS:GO provides a lot of other visual elements for an FPS game. One of such elements is the CS:GO character model.
What is the Broken Fang?
The Broken Fang is a type of DLC for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It introduces many new elements to the game: in this case, it changes the way of counting game statistics, introduces 6 new maps and the Broken Fang Coin and also adds many other collectible items, such as weapon skins, cases or graffities. Last but not least: Operation Broken Fang brings exactly twenty new agents to the game – 12 Terrorists and 8 CTs.
Agent models are quite similar to the weapon skins – they don’t really change anything important in the game. You won’t get any speed or damage boosts for using a particular agent model. But there are some details that can satisfy even the staunchest fans of the game: Master Agents have unique voices and cheers which add a small, personalised element to the game. Other agent categories have the same cheers and voices.
What are the types of agents in CS:GO?
There are four types of CS:GO characters. They are unlocked gradually, upon completing missions in any given operation. For example, Distinguished Agents could be unlocked upon gaining 28 stars in Operation Shattered Web (more info about the agent models at that time can be found here). But in the Broken Fang case, it’s a bit different. Here’s a list of all the agents in this operation, along with the number of stars needed to buy them from the Operation Shop:
- Distinguished Agents: 5 stars,
- Exceptional Agents: 7 stars,
- Superior Agents: 10 stars,
- Master Agents: 25 stars.
As you can see, unlocking the low-tier Agents is quite easy and does not require a lot of effort. Now, let’s flip through the Broken Fang Agents in some detail.
Operation Broken Fang agents. Who are they?
Let’s start with the SWAT CT faction. Valve introduced six new agents in this category. Here are their names:
- Bio-Haz Specialist (Distinguished),
- Chem-Haz Specialist (Distinguished),
- Sergeant Bombson (Exceptional),
- John “Van Healen” Kask (Exceptional),
- 1st Lieutenant Farlow (Superior),
- Cmdr. Mae “Dead Cold” Jamison (Master).
As you can see, there’s a variety of new characters to choose from. Their names contain a lot of amusing references and the models themselves are designed with great detail. The new CT CS:GO character models have two other models from different fractions: “Blueberries” Buckshot (NSWC Seal) and “Two Times” McCoy (TACP Cavalry). Overall, it’s good to see a few more female characters – maybe this will encourage more women to play the game?
There are a lot more of the Terrorist models introduced with the Broken Fang Operation. The most representative faction is The Professionals:
- Getaway Sally (Exceptional),
- Little Kev (Exceptional),
- Number K (Superior),
- Safecracker Voltzmann (Superior),
- Sir Bloody Darryl Royale (Master),
- Sir Bloody Loudmouth Darryl (Master),
- Sir Bloody Miami Darryl (Master),
- Sir Bloody Silent Darryl (Master),
- Sir Bloody Skullhead Darryl (Master).
It’s clear that Bloody Darryl got the most attention from Valve. His design resembles horror movies, such as Friday the 13th or Halloween. There are also some other factions which got a few Terrorist skins:
- Street Soldier (Phoenix, Distinguished),
- Dragomir (Sabre, Distinguished).
Conclusion. How to get the Broken Fang CS:GO characters?
It’s very simple. Just complete the missions, get the stars, and you’ll be able to gradually unlock all of them. But there’s another option. If you’re not particularly interested in this DLC, you can buy the character models independently, for very low prices. Right now, the weapon skin market is highly inflated, but the agent one might be a little bit undervalued. That’s why it’s very easy to obtain a great character model for just a few bucks, even without purchasing the DLC.