Disclaimer: most of these Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tips shouldn’t be new to anyone. However, most of us don’t talk about them since they’re pretty much understood universally.
Here’s my Top 5 CS: GO tips that really, really, should be common sense.
1. Set A Proper Crosshair For Yourself
If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you’re playing on a friend’s laptop and found their crosshair completely unusable, you probably know what I mean. An ideal crosshair should have a colour that stands out against the background of the map and a big enough hole to see where you’re shooting at.
Most people prefer the default colour, neon green. It’s probably not a good idea to have a crosshair colour like white where it’ll be almost impossible to see against a map with white textures, for example, Nuke.
There are certain maps in the Steam Workshop that helps to fully customize your crosshair just by shooting certain buttons, but so far the one that I found the most useful was CrashZ’s Crosshair Generator.
2. Stop Changing Your Settings (Especially In-Game)
Changing your sensitivity or resolution, especially in-game, affects your muscle memory and will more often than not mess up your aim rather than help. Stick to settings that are comfortable and stay with it. Practice makes perfect and over time, you will generate the same muscle memory that helps pro-players make precise flicks and plays.
It still will take some time to get that sweet spot of combined setting changes, and you probably will have to change your settings a lot to get there. Just don’t do it in-game. Practice with new settings for at least an hour on an aim map or a deathmatch before jumping into a competitive match.
3. Have A Low Sensitivity
Most of us casual CS: GO players don’t have the same kind of muscle dexterity that pro-players like GeT_RiGhT do, I used to know a friend who played with 1500 DPI on their mouse and 6 in-game sensitivity. That’s way too high. He simply didn’t have the skills to make precise changes to his aim at that kind of a sensitivity.
Change your CS: GO sensitivity or download a software to tweak your mouse DPI settings to a lower amount and once you get used to it, you’ll see a much larger improvement in precision of your aim.
4. Stop Repeeking
Imagine yourself as a CT and you’ve got the bomb down at your feet. The Ts have to make their way towards you and all you have to do is watch that corner. You peek around the corner and get a couple of shots off, then you repeek, again, and again, and again, until you eventually die. Then the Ts get one of your teammates along with you and you lose what was supposed to be an easy round.
It’s a hard habit to kick but it is possible. Just swallow your ego and try to ask yourself if you really need to peek that corner and challenge that AWP again. After a while you’ll start to realise that you’re surviving many more rounds than before.
5. Peek Properly
Too many times have I seen a teammate peek a corner with an AWP only to get immediately dinked and die. You have grenades, use them. There are no shortages on video tutorials on YouTube on how to pop flash yourself into certain areas of popular maps.
Pop Flashes are when you throw a flashbang just right so that it “pops” just as it goes around a corner, leaving the enemy no time to react, This is extremely useful I assure you that it will definitely help you to pick up more kills in rounds much easier.
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