My CS:GO config & settings

I have always been a configuration nerd. I might try dozens of mousepads before I get the feel I’m looking for, as I might spend minutes trying to find the best way to sit in a car. In my mind, this kind of personalization is not only a path to better performance but actually part of an identity, similar to what a magic wand is for a wizard: You really should feel the difference between unicorn hair, dragon heartstrings, or phoenix feathers.

CS:GO is a video game that is made to be personalized in a series of ways. As a player you are able to customize video & display settings, crosshair style and color, weapon skins, or your view model (meaning how does your own agent looks like for you while you play). There are 584 lines on your user’s “config.cfg” file plus 27 lines on the “video.txt” file. And please don’t get me started on which keyboard or mouse is best, which mouse DPI settings or mouse sensitivity works best.

Let’s keep this s1imple: The reason I’m putting these things down is for me to copy them easily across computers and workstations. They are by no means a guide for everyone (they are my settings) and you, most often than not, should not follow my advice on CS:GO. So this is how I play right now (last updated: March 2022):

Launch Options

-tickrate 128 +fps_max 0 -novid -nojoy +fps_max 999 +rate 786432

I got these Steam game launch options from Total CS:GO and EliGE. They have a great explanation of what each of these terms do on their own website so go read it there – I ‘ll be right here waiting for you to come back.

Settings.gg

EDIT: I am feeling a little stupid right now because I first thought to build this page in order to write down and “open-source” my settings for others to review for suggestions/corrections.

Then I discovered that of course, somebody had already built a magic solution to do the same thing for every player out there. Settings.gg also has a list of verified players that you can get inspiration from. However, do mind that most probably your needs could be vastly different, so take their settings as a starting point, not as the ultimate destination.

Keybinds

Jumpthrow

bind “X” “+jump; -attack; -jump”

Settings menu

This is every meaningful setting you may find on the game’s Settings page.

Video

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:10
Resolution: 1280×800 BLACK BARS

Advanced Video

Global Shadow Quality: Medium

Model / Texture Detail: Medium

Texture Streaming: Disabled

Effect Detail: High

Shader Detail: Very High

Boost Player Contrast: Disabled

Multicore Rendering: Disabled

Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode: None

FXAA Anti-Aliasing: Disabled

Texture Filtering Mode: Bilinear

Wait for Vertical Sync: Disabled

Motion Blur: Disabled

Triple-Monitor Mode: Disabled

Use Uber Shaders: Disabled

Audio

Master Volume: 8%
Advanced 3D Audio Processing: Yes
Enable Voice: Press to use mic

VOIP Volume: 50%
VOIP Positional: No

Music

Ten Second Warning Volume: 10%

Game

Item

Switch Weapon on Pick Up: Yes

Viewmodel Position: Desktop

Always Show Inventory: Yes

Tablet Map Orientation: Center around the player

Radar / Tablet

Radar Centers The Player: Yes
Radar Is Rotating: Yes

Radar Hud Size: 1.00
Radar Map Zoom: 0.70

Crosshair

Crosshair Style: Classic Static

Center Dot: No

Length: 1.5

Thickness: 0.0

Gap: -3.0

Outline: Unchecked, 1.0

Red: 148
Green: 0
Blue: 211
Alpha: Checked, 255

T Style: No

Deployed Weapon Gap: No

Keyboard / Mouse

Mouse Sensitivity: 2.50
Zoom Sensitivity: 1.00

Raw Input: On

Mouse Acceleration: Off

Weapon Keys

Cycle Grenades: Q

HE Grenade: V
Flashbang: C
Smoke Grenade: X
Decoy Grenade:
Molotov Cocktail: Z

UI Keys

Show Team Equipment: 9

Toggle Console: `

Communication Options

Player Ping: Mouse3

Chat Wheel Keys

Chat Wheel 1: Mouse4
Chat Wheel 2:
Chat Wheel 3:

Chat Wheel Phrases (CW 1 only)

12.00 and rotating clockwise:

Ping Middle, We should save, Ping Site B Area Clear

Ping Middle, Sniper spotted, Ping Site A, We should buy

Configuration

Crosshair

CSGO-GfmnY-hWjk8-MbJ2T-caSFb-OSc3K

Viewmodel

viewmodel_fov 63;viewmodel_offset_x 1.5;viewmodel_offset_y 2;cl_righthand 1;viewmodel_presetpos 0

cl_bob

cl_viewmodel_shift_left_amt 1.5;cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.75;viewmodel_recoil 1;cl_bob_lower_amt 21;cl_bobamt_lat 0.4;cl_bobamt_vert 0.25

HUD

hud_scaling 0.85;cl_hud_color 0;cl_hud_playercount_showcount 0;cl_hud_playercount_pos 0;cl_showloadout 1;cl_hud_healthammo_style 0;cl_hud_background_alpha 0.5;cl_hud_bomb_under_radar 1;safezonex 1;safezoney 1

Radar

cl_hud_radar_scale 1;cl_radar_scale 0.7;cl_radar_always_centered 1;cl_radar_rotate 1;cl_radar_icon_scale_min 0.6

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