The Needle is a marksman rifle that boasts high damage, accuracy and rate of fire. It also features good wall penetration. These traits overall make the weapon suited for mid-long range combat. It can be considered an intermediate weapon between more close range weapons such as the Assault Rifle CS-RC and the Assault Rifle AV-135 and long range weapons like the Sniper Rifle CS-YippeeKiYay.
Unlike the Sniper Rifle and the Alien Sniper Rifle, the Needle does not have a rangefinder or extended laser sight. The Needle features a suppressor and a large scope. The gun is also quite small compared to the CS-YippeeKiYay, featuring a much smaller and more compact design. Unlike several guns in the game, the Needle has a visible trigger.
- The Needle bears some resemblance to the VSS Vintorez.
- The Needle was added in version 1.28, and was originally created by lostmydollar.
- It is the only suppressed gun in the game, and has a unique firing sound to reflect that.
- Like all other fan art guns, the Needle does not appear in the campaign.