In game description: "Makes a loud noise and blinding flash when thrown at enemy (pull pin first). Useful for causing distractions before entering an area."
The Flashbang in the Counter-Strike games is often used for entry frags, bomb site retakes and a great way to blind an opponent to gain the advantage. In the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta you are limited to only 1 Flashbang per round. Also in CS:GO the Flashbang effect lasts a lot longer than in previous games. It is possible to get a Flashbang kill if the enemy is on 1HP, however this is a rare occurance.
Weapon Type: Grenades
Weapon Cost: $200
Avaliability to team: Both Terrorist and Counter-Terrorist
Buy Menu shortcut keys: You can purchase the Flashbang using the shortcut keys B-6-3. B (for buy menu) 6 (for Grenades) 3 (for Flashbang)