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

Noob guns are usually called that way, because they're hardly used in e-sports matches and getting killed by it makes people look bad (which actually isn't true at all, they're just mad). The Counter-...
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Why are some CS:GO weapons considered "noob guns"?

I can't speak too much past what others have said on what specifically are seen as "noob guns" in CS:GO, but one thing I haven't seen mentioned yet that I think factors into what eventually get called ...
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Why do Counter-Strike players switch weapons so frequently?

As an avid CS:GO player I can attest that besides gaining movement speed, there are very few situations when player benefits from random switching to knife/nade/pistol. Most importantly, you limit ...
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Why do Counter-Strike players switch weapons so frequently?

The only advantage of having a knife out is the movement speed. The knife and the bomb have the highest speed values (250 units per second), so you run faster with one of these in your hands. Compared ...
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Why are some CS:GO weapons considered "noob guns"?

Although the submitted answer by dly is quite on point... The problem with the "noob weapons" comes from older CS games where the (Terrorists in particular) auto-sniper was very frowned upon as it ...
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Why are some CS:GO weapons considered "noob guns"?

Adding to the other answers, I want to provide a more general view of the problem, which I find is very well described by David Sirlin in his book "Playing to Win". I'll try to find a ...
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Did I get penalized for my opponent hacking?

Steam would tend to revert back the hidden score points determining a rank, when a hacker is caught. This is so, because many people used to pay a hacker, or play with a friend with hack, to rank ...
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Why is this corridor in Inferno called "Banana"?

The wall texture on the original Inferno (1.1/1.3) was yellow and the shape of the path was a banana.
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How to chat in CS:GO?

Messages The default key to chat in the Counter Strike series of games is y. This is All Chat, both teams will see what you can write here. To write a message so that only your team can read it you ...
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Should I rush B? How?

A B rush needs to be well timed and executed. Also you need some smokes and flashes. If you don't have them you're doomed anyway. This strategy is just as effective as the players doing it are skilled....
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What determines who gets or becomes an MVP?

First off, the MVP will always be selected from the winning team. Then the MVP will be selected based on: Person who completed the objective Hostage rescued Bomb planted (and detonated) Bomb ...
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CS GO command change weaponed hand

cl_righthand 1 - Right hand cl_righthand 0 - Left hand in console bind "keyname" "cl_righthand 1" <hit enter> then bind "keyname" "cl_righthand 0" <hit enter> Change keyname to whichever ...
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Why do Counter-Strike players switch weapons so frequently?

This answer is only based on my finds on google. I have never played the game. Any info can be long outdated without my knowledge. My sources: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Explanation: It seems that ...
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Why do some pros play in 4:3?

Some people claim it offers a better field of view or gives you an advantage. But mostly it's just down to personal preference. In some cases, players may prefer playing in 4:3 because that's how they ...
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What is my cs:go rank?

You must WIN 10 matches before your rank is calculated. So playing 2 matches won't allow you to find it anyway. Here is more information on how the ranking system works, what you need to get ...
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Why am I unable to play CS:GO through Steam Family Sharing anymore?

When you mean: Actually, I mean it shows "purchase" where it should say "play". and Ok thank you, but the problem still exists, I said that I can play all other games except ...
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Whose portrait is it that appears in the Cache map's small room?

Its a portrait of Vasily Alexandrovich Arkhipov, a Soviet Navy officer, who prevented a disastrous nuclear attack during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. Source Vasily Arkhipov (vice admiral) ...
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What does it mean to play for picks?

The idea behind playing for picks is to play safe and stay alive whilst attempting to inflict some damage on the opposing team. Inflicting damage on the opposing team, would be killing a player or 2, ...
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How do I play aim_botz map?

I found the solution: Navigate to this Steam Community page: Subscribe to the map. Restart Steam and start CS:GO. Open the Console, write map aim_botz and press Enter Play
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Unlimited cash CSGO practice?

Use mp_afterroundmoney 16000, which will give you, and everyone else, up to 16 000 money, which is the maximum, at the start of each round.
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How to change video to fullscreen and windowed in console

mat_setvideomode 1920 1080 0 // 1080p Fullscreen mat_setvideomode 1920 1080 1 // 1080p Window Mode You can use these to change to windowed/full-screen (specify your own resolution if it's not 1080p)....
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How do I use the AK-47 on CS:GO?

All the weapons in CS:GO have a static spray pattern. If you hold down the button and empty a clip the bullets will always come out in the same patterns. How this differs from other games is that it ...
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How do you rank up?

This answer is based on opinions from the community rather than facts provided by Valve. The official answer would be: We don't know. Kills do nothing when it comes to ranks. The only thing that ...
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How do I drop my knife?

Yes, you can! Enter the following command into the console: as a CT: mp_ct_default_melee "" as a T: mp_t_default_melee "" After that, enter mp_restartgame 1. Done, and now you will spawn without a ...
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What is the fastest and easiest way to reach lvl 3 for the private rank?

Taking a look the the recent Operation Bloodhound update, where the XP system was launched, it states: You will earn XP at the end of a match on official servers. In a Competitive match, your ...
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CounterStrike: GO - Xbox 360 controller not moving

Against my better judgement I'm going to answer this and hope that one day you play this with the mouse and keyboard. Run Steam in "Big Picture" mode, which is Steam's attempt at making their ...
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