Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first person shooter sequel to the popular Counter-Strike: Source.

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How can I change the maximum number of players in my server?

I am hosting a Counter Strike Go server. The problem is that its maxplayers is set to 64 which my PC simply cannot handle. This is causing the server to lag and run poorly when it becomes full. How ...
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How do you mute another player?

In the current Beta I cannot seem to find a way to mute annoying people that are using the in game voice communication. In the previous versions of counter-strike (source) you could bring up a player ...
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Highest possible FPS configuration for CS:GO

I come from a CS 1.6 background and primarily play that. I've just recently acquired CS:GO and I enjoy it somewhat but would like to know what config commands I can apply to squeeze as much FPS out ...
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Can the `bot_autodifficulty_threshold_low` variable make bot difficulty harder than 'Expert' (bot_difficulty 3)?

If I've set the bots to be initially at 'Expert' difficulty (bot_difficulty 3), will the bot_autodifficulty_threshold_low variable (used to determine when the bot needs to make its difficulty harder, ...
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How do I use this weapon skin?

There is a weapon skin I want to use in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive called Pulse. I cannot figure out how to add it to the game. It says "considered for use pending" if this helps.
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How close can I be to a bomb without getting blown up?

For some reason, bomb damage tends to be somewhat erratic in this game. For example, on dust2, if I'm at mid double doors when the bomb explodes, I end up dying (around 25 hp left or so), whereas if ...
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When is it optimal to rebuy Kevlar?

At what point should I buy Kevlar in CS:GO? I have a very bad habit of constantly rebuying kevlar every round during a match, and it really drains my funds quickly. At what point is it safe to rebuy ...
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How can I ban a user from my dedicated server?

I have a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dedicated server, and a few of my users are disobeying my rules (Ex. Cursing, blocking doorways purposely, spamming). How can I ban these meanies from my ...
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Why can't I play competitive matches on CS:GO?

I am playing CS:GO through a family shared library. I can play online casual matches and bot matches however I can't play competitive matches through my account. However, if I login to my brother's ...
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How to increase length of whiskers of “standard, static” crosshair?

I prefer the "standard, static" crosshair but would like it to have longer whiskers. How can I achieve this? I think I was not able to change it with the crosshair commands I found, such as ...
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What is the difference with _se maps in CS:GO?

I've noticed that in CS:GO, there are two versions of some maps: The "normal" map, and the _se version of the map (for instance, de_aztec and de_aztec_se). What is the difference between the standard ...
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Why is the first map load slower than the others? [closed]

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure. Whenever I start up a Source engine map, whether it'd be a private or public server, the first map load (Receiving Server info --> Sending Client info) takes ...
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What can I find in EMS One Souvenir Packages?

Can't find any information that would mention what are in these cases. I know that the Dreamhack 2013 Souvenir Packages came out with a certain set of guns with Dreamhack stickers, but what do the ...
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How do i use a ready VTF weapon skin in CS:GO?

I would like to download a ready VTF weapon skin and use that skin for my weapons. I would like also other people to be able to see it. I don't want to create weapon skins from scratch and submit ...
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counter strike global offensive

Does counter strike global offensive connect to any server and as all my friends are using counter strike 1.7 and 1.7 does not support my computer and I have already brought the game but cannot ...
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CS:GO Trade Up Contract Signing?

You can actually "sign" a trade up contract in CS:GO with your mouse (draw stuff). Does this have any impact on anything?
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Find Friends In-Game

Is there a way to mark friends you have queued with (or just steam friends) on the radar/minimap or even elsewhere? Every time I play a game with friends it's hard to spot them in the start of a ...
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Is there a known table or calculation of the ranking system?

With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a build-in matchmaking system has been introduced. From now on you can have a rank that displays your skill level. The more matches you win, the better your ...
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How do I display the console on counter strike GO

I thought i had to push the ~ or ` key to open the console but my PC simply ignores the command. Can anyone advise?
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What's the difference between an incendiary grenade and a molotov?

In CS:GO, two new grenades were introduced: the incendiary and the molotov. One thing however is, I'm confused at what the difference between these two is. Incendiary, when exploding, leaves a ...
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Offline bots (alone against bots)

I don't know how to change the number of bots in play. I'd like to know how to change team settings to adjust a one versus three or one versus five. Can anyone help?
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What are the chances behind what items you get in chests/boxes in Counter Strike: GO?

Obviously people do say it does down to luck and everything but there must be percentages behind what item you get otherwise it will be completely random and valve may end up have people get more ...
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What skins can knives come in?

What skins can they be unboxed in? I cant find any official answer, either on the wiki or on the internet.
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How does cs go rank system work [duplicate]

I played the first 10 competitive and got ranked to silver 1. And, when I won my 20 competitive match my rank didn't change, why is that? I don't understand how the rank system in the game works.
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Counter-Strike Global Offensive stuck on updating at 100 percent

My CS:GO gets stuck on 100 percent when its updating. When I click on the game to play it pops up the box that shows the estimated amount of wait time till I can play the game. The estimated amount of ...
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What is the Exceedingly Rare Special item?

So a recent update turned CS:GO into a microtransaction model similar to DotA2 and TF2. As such, one of the weapon crates lists: eSports 2013 Case Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: ...
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How to jump on haystack on Inferno?

In CS:GO Inferno map, there is a haystack which I have seen people jump up onto (which then allows them to jump across to the balcony). However no matter how much I try I can't seem to do it myself. ...
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How can I get more headshots?

When playing with bots up to the hard/expert levels, I can easily stand still and shoot the enemy bots in the head. But when I play online with real humans on the other end, I always seem to miss, ...
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I can't join servers on Counter Strike Global Offensive

I double click a server to join and most of the time a box comes up saying join game, refresh, cancel and the server information so I click refresh then join game but nothing happens and sometimes ...
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How does the scoring work?

I cannot work out how the scoring works in game... Information is hard to come by, does anyone know what activities award points, and how much?
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How can I headshot while jumping?

With all the random bullets in CS GO, I really don't see how some people consistently do jump headshots while firing only once. Can someone please enlighten me how to aim to have this kind of ...
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Is it common to only find empty CS:GO servers?

I played CS:GO today and found that there were no servers, and it told me to increase the maximum ping requirement. I increased it from 150 to 200 and it found a server. However, every single person ...
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Is there an item drop cap?

Similar to TF2, where's there's a cap imposed weekly, is there a weapon skin, crate, or anything else drop cap for CS:GO? Is it Weekly, Daily, Monthly? What is it?
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What determines who gets or becomes an MVP?

This hasn't been asked yet, but what determines how or who gets an MVP award in CS:GO? After a match, there's always a little blurb that first states who got MVP first, and then a random fact (Player ...
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CSGO competitive ranking system

I'm totally new to CSGO and i have utter crap skills in it. I have approximately played 13 competitive games and i only won 1. My average competitive KD is around 40%. I have searched links on the ...
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Can I safely disconnect when the final scoreboard is shown?

When playing competitive mode in CS GO, at the end of a round the scoreboard is shown and it takes sometimes up to 30 seconds for the match to actually finish and go back to the menu. Can I safely ...
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How do you progress to a new rank on the CS:GO Elo system?

Ever since I started playing with CS:GO I've been in the bronze rank in Classic Competetive. No matter how many rounds I win, how many times I am the MVP, I won't get a new rank. How does the ...
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Tweak graphics settings principal components

How to tweak graphics settings in CS:GO? Which commands and settings are the most reasonable to change? I would not want to eek out every little bit, just get closer to an optimum in terms of frame ...
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how can we add recoil to spectating mode?

Recoil is removed in spec. mode. But in some big organization (e.g. Techlabs at yesterday) they stream from source with actual recoil ingame. But normally when you spectate or watch a demo there is no ...
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Could not find driver “mysql” when setting up sourcebans

I'm trying to set up SourceBans on my CS:GO server, but when I tried a sm_reloadadmins I got 14:46:45 sm_reloadadmins 14:46:45 L 02/09/2013 - 17:46:48: [sourcebans.smx] Database failure: Could not ...
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How does Kevlar and Helmet Gear protect you?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you can buy Kevlar and Helmet gear for $1000. This gear will protect you from enemy attacks. When you equip it, the number "100" appears next to your health: This ...
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Why do I run noticeably slower than others?

I often play zombie escape servers where I've noticed that the majority of other players run faster than what I do, that much so that its easy to get left behind. I run with my knife out, and don't ...
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Can't join any servers at all on CS:GO

So I bought CS:GO yesterday when it was on sale and left it to download over night. Today, I opened it up to play, did the usual first-time setup stuff and then got into the game. I tried the weapons ...
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How can I check if a server is up in CS:GO?

I am trying to create a dedicated server. I can join but I want to know if it is available online for my friends. Is there any tool for this?
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Why does my computer restart every time I try to play CS:GO?

My Counter Strike: Global Offense game automatically restarts my computer before it finishes loading up, I don't see a loading screen or a menu screen. I've never played it before and all I've done is ...
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How can I connect to a LAN server to play Counter Strike: Global Offensive?

I am on a wireless network trying to play CS go with my friends. They all are in the same room with me. How can I create a server so I can play with my friends? In CS 1.6 we launch a hlds file which ...
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What is ADR in Counter Strike?

In the stats of the spectating screen of CSGO, I've found myself wondering what is the ADR column. It looks like some kind of ratio on 1000, but have no idea what it calculates.
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What is rotating?

I've barely scratched the surface of competitive CS:GO, but from what I've heard, the phrase "rotating" is shouted out a lot. What exactly do players mean when they say "rotating". Does this mean ...
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What is this object on my map?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I was spectating and pressed Ctrl to enlarge my map. A strange object appeared on my screen. The map: The object in question: Around the object were white ...
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Can you automatically auto-select and join teams upon server entry?

I don't care what team I end up on, I just want to get into a game as fast as possible. Is there a config toggle that will never ask me which team and always just use auto-select?