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

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What are the differences between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Counter Strike: Source?

As Counter Strike: Source is also a graphics improved version of original CS. But what are new features in Global Offensive and how they differs from Counter Strike: Source?
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How do I get item drops?

Just curious as to how to obtain item drops from the last update. To clarify, item drops as in weapon skins, crates, anything else Valve added without letting us know, etc. It seems that after ...
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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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What is the secret to surfing?

What's the trick to surfing? I've seen many surfing maps, yet I can barely complete any of them because I don't know how to surf. Also, is surfing different in each of the source games you can play ...
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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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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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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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Pros Playing in 4:3

When i see footage from some CS:GO lan event i notice that a lot of the professional players play in 4:3 on a 16:9 screen with black bars on the sides. Why do they prefer 4:3 over 16:9? Is there any ...
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Do competitive bans eventually “forgive” a player?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I was kicked for doing too much damage to my teammate. This gave me a 30 minute competitive ban. I know that after you get a 30 minute ban, you get a 2 hour ban, ...
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How does the CSGO penalty system work?

So just now i was playing a csgo competitive game, there was an obvious troll on the team, duo q'ing with his friend. He would randomly kill him self (kill in console), or sit in a corner of the map ...
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How can I change my in-game playername?

Is it tied purely to my Steam profile name, or can I set my in-game name independently? In CS Source you used to be able to change the name drectly form the console with a 'name' command. Ideally ...
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How much damage constitutes an assist?

I injured someone and he killed me, then after a long interval he was killed and I was awarded an assist to my surprise. So, since it's obviously not based on time duration, how much do you need to ...
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Is it possible to quickscope in CS:GO?

In CS 1.6, it was possible to fire accurate shots with the AWP without actually using the scope to sight; this was called quickscoping. It was done by right clicking (opening the scope) and then ...
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What does “team collision” in CS:GO mean?

While joining different types of matches in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I noticed in some of them Team collision is turned on and in some off. I didn't noticed any differences. What does "Team ...
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What is the fastest weapon to run with?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, your running speed changes based on what weapon you hold. For example, holding a sniper rifle will cause you to run slowly, while holding a pistol will be much ...
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Can knives headshot opponents?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you can shoot opponents in the head and cause a "headshot", resulting in extra damage being done to that player. There is also a knife, which you can use to ...
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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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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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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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What does a decoy grenade actually do?

I can see those decoy grenades in the buy screens, but all I see it doing (when anybody uses it) is that it just does a little bit of flashes. What is it for? Why should I spent 200$ on something ...
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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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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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Bullet speeds in CS GO

Are there varied bullet speeds according to different guns? Do guns like the AWP have faster bullets than guns like the M249?
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How to back up current config?

I want to save my current cfg. I did this once which writes a cfg in cfg folder. But couldnt remember what command was.
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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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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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Who is the mysterious Arms Dealer?

During the Arms Deal and Bravo update in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, new guns were added to the game. The idea, according to Valve, is that the update "lets you experience all the illicit ...
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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 does one climb up/down ladders the quickest?

I play a lot of Zombie Escape, and there is always a lot of ladder climbing. What I have noticed however, is that some players climb the ladders faster than others, while others climb it slower. Is ...
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Is it possible to change gamemode or gametype while the server is running?

I am in the process of configuring a Counterstrike: Global Offensive server and I was wondering if the game mode and game type can be changed on the fly, preferably from within the game by calling a ...
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How do the specific bullet paths and hit boxes work?

I have been playing a good amount of CS GO recently and I noticed that sometimes players get kills while twitching their crosshair to the side (no hacks, I checked). I think it has something to do ...
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What do the stats mean on replays and when spectating?

When you're watching a replay or spectating on a game, there's a table of stats below the name of the player you're currently watching. What do the various stats mean?
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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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ALT+F4 doesn't close Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

ALT + F4 is supposed to work in Counter-Strike GO, as per this answer; however, nothing happens when I press ALT + F4 in the Counter-Strike GO window. Is there some setting to enable ALT + F4, or ...
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What does it mean to dominate an enemy?

There are 2 achievements for dominating an enemy (and a bunch more involving killing enemies who are dominating): Repeat Offender: Dominate an enemy Decimator: Dominate ten enemies Some how, I ...
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If I get banned from a game and my team wins, do I get a win?

If I get banned for teamkilling in competetive and a few rounds later the remaining 4 people on my team finish the game with a victory, will I get a victory aswell, even though I'm not in the game?
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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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Does item quality decrease over time?

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I have an "AUG Hot Rod: Factory New" Skin. Each skin in CS:GO has it's own quality, and each quality looks different (Ex. Well-worn may have paint peeled off). ...
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Why does CS:GO keep resetting my options?

I have the following command line options: -noborder -novideo -threads 4 -high -w 1680 -h 1050 Yet, CS:GO keeps resetting my settings and set itself to fullscreen mode, which is bad when I switch ...
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How do I create an empty game in CS:GO?

I'm new to Counter Strike, and I'm having a hard time memorizing the map layouts of the different maps. How can I create an empty game without any bots where I can just walk around and look at the ...
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Do all skins come in all 5 conditions?

Do all skins available in game come in all 5 conditions? For example, the Dual Beretta Demolitions has an awesome Orange color that reminds me of Time Crisis controllers, yet for what it's worth, the ...
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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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How many missions do I need to complete to upgrade my Operation Breakout badge?

So the new badge is weird in that it doesn't rank up based on comp wins, but based on operation missions completed on official matchmaking servers. How many missions would I have to complete to get ...
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What are the differences between CS 1.6 and CS:GO?

What are the differences between CS 1.6 and CS:GO? A simple bullet point comparison similar to What are the differences between CS 1.6 and CS:S? would be nice.
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Do incendiary grenades/molotovs stack damage?

If a teammate and myself throw an incendiary grenade or molotov at the same spot, does the damage stack for people standing in the area of effect?
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Does the Golden Knife have different stats than the regular knife?

When you are at the last level of the Arms Race mode, are you on an advantage or disadvantage with other players with a normal knife?
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Does friendly fire off apply to incendiaries?

Personally, I love playing with FF. But on most public servers where I live it is off. I was wondering if that applies to molotovs and such? With FF off, can I throw a molotov into a choke point and ...
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If I trade up using StatTrak Weapons only, will I get a StatTrak back?

If I fill my trade up contract with Stat Trek weapons only, will I get a StatTrak in return? Or can I use only one StatTrak in the whole process and still get a StatTrak back? Or does this not affect ...
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How can I resume the match when playing offline with bots?

Whenever I enter offline with bots, the match starts paused: Using pause and unpause commands in the console apply a pause on top of the match pause. How can I resume the game?
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Is it possible to force knifes only for the first round?

Is it possible to configure a CS:GO server so that in the first round everyone is is forced to use knifes only (no pistols)? If so, how?