Questions tagged [counter-strike-global-offensive]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012) is a multiplayer first person shooter sequel to the popular Counter-Strike: Source, developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment for Windows PC, Mac OS, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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Why are some CS:GO weapons considered "noob guns"?

I have noticed that buying some weapons like P90, shotguns or auto snipers will get you called out for that. However, none of the players telling me that using those guns is nooby have provided any ...
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Why do Counter-Strike players switch weapons so frequently?

When I watch pros play, I see them constantly switching from main weapon to knife in almost every situation (i.e running, walking, entry, etc.). In match-making, ESEA, etc. players will also do this. ...
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What is a tick?

What is a tick? I have heard many instances of tick being used. For example, people will say that demos are recorded in 16 tick, that servers run in 64 tick, but really good servers will run in 128 ...
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Why do some pros play 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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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 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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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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Did I get penalized for my opponent hacking?

Yesterday when I logged into CS:GO I got shown a big yellow disclaimer saying something like "In one of your recent games there was a hacker in your team, and you are getting punished for this". It ...
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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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Why is this corridor in Inferno called "Banana"?

I was watching a recent replay of a CS:GO match. For some reason the casters kept talking about a team "keeping great control of banana". For example at around 19:04 in this ESL video. At first I ...
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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 I'...
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Should I rush B? How?

Rushing B on Dust II is a very well-known strategy. It is a subject to many jokes and memes. I have asked some CS:GO players why is it that well-known, they have said "because it is so effective". ...
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Is there a specific meaning behind the bomb planting code 7355608?

When terrorists plant the bomb during a round of counter-strike go, the activation code 7553608 is entered. This code is always the exact same. Is there any reason for this specific code?
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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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Are there any differences between incendiary grenades and molotovs?

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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Whose portrait is it that appears in the Cache map's small room?

Today I played one of the iconic CSGO maps called Cache (note: I haven't played this map since the rework.) and there's one thing kinda hook me up. Who is this person whose photo appears in this small ...
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How do you rank up?

I play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and, at the moment, I'm rank silver 2. I usually get about 20 kills a game and I win about half of my games. When can I expect to rank up?
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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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Extreme FPS Drop in Counter Strike Global Offensive

Please don't provide answers/suggestions on how I can improve/squeeze out more FPS. I want to know what caused the FPS drop and tearing. Thanks! Yesterday, I noticed a significant FPS drop while ...
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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 does it mean to play for picks?

Just played a competitive match where I was outnumbered 4 - 1, and someone on my team said "Play for picks, don't play for objective". I didn't really understand what he meant by that, so I still ...
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How to change video to fullscreen and windowed in console

How to change video to fullscreen and windowed in console? This is because Valve doesn't fix the bug of showing scoreboard when pressing Tab, so the quick way would be to make this change as quick as ...
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Is it possible to change the map group while the server is running?

I am in the process of configuring a Counterstrike: Global Offensive server and I was wondering if it is possible to change the active map group while the server is running, without having to restart ...
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CS GO command change weaponed hand

I have seen people in some videos changing weapons from right hand to left hand. I know that this is a console command, but I dont know what the command is. Can anyone tell me?
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How do I play aim_botz map?

My question is, how do I play the aim_botz map? I saw how Scream played this map, but I don't know how I can play it. I was looking at the servers, but I couldn't find it.
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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 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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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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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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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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How does the CS:GO ranking system work?

Ever since I started playing with CS:GO, I've been in the bronze rank in Classic Competitive. 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 could you kill yourself with a headshot?

In CSGO, you can do actions that will provoke your own death (mostly by grenades, or by falling too high) But then I find this on reddit: This doesn't make sense. Grenades can't headshot. So how can ...
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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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CounterStrike: GO - Xbox 360 controller not moving

I enabled the controller in the settings but I am unable to move in-game using the control sticks. This controller works with most other games that have controller support on steam.
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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 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 ...
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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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How to disable profile images?

In public matchmaking games I'm often paired with players using Hitler, Mussolini and the Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik facial photographs as profile images, among other fascist ...
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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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Counterstrike Global Offensive Danger Zone: How many bullets to kill a drone?

Recently Counterstrike Global Offensive came out with a game mode called Danger Zone which is their spin on battle royale. There is an interesting mechanic where you can buy items and a drone ...
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"VAC was unable to verify the game session"

It's CS:GO, and the error reads as the title. Now, your first thought may probably be "can this dude even use Google?", but I've been unable to solve this issue for three days now. I have tried the ...
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Disable warmup text/make it less distracting

Is there any way to make the big "WARMUP 1:33" in warmup rounds on Competitive less distracting or remove it completely? I'm looking for clientside commands (ones that only appear on my end.) and not ...
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Disable pop-up hints

Every time i start the game and join a server i get these annoying pop-up hints that won't leave until i have done what they want me to do, (zoom in with a scope, press 'e' to look at the gun). So ...
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Why am I unable to play CS:GO through Steam Family Sharing anymore?

I have a friend who family shares me some games and I can play all of them except one: CSGO. I was able to play it before. He's not playing something either: I only cannot play CSGO, but I can play ...
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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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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 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 faster to switch weapons quickly instead of waiting for the reload animation to end in CS GO?

While reloading weapons in CS GO it can be seen that the ammo counter gets reset while the animation is playing, more exactly when you finish inserting the magazine. Doing a weapon switch in that ...
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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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