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    The main CS:GO commands to use on the game console

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    • Console commands allow players to customize the CS: GO, allowing them to tweak almost everything in the game.
    • Players can use console commands to change their user interface, adjust their in-game settings, improve system performance, and much more.
    • Here are some of the most useful CS:GO console commands that will be of great help to all gamers.

    Players trying to implement console commands CS: GO more useful ones usually end up using many ineffective commands, leading to very little. 

    Sometimes gamers do not correctly understand what a specific console command means, using it without proper knowledge which results in something negative like reduced system performance, random game crashes and other similar scenarios. 

    But if you do the proper research and try to understand what these commands actually do, there are some really useful CS:GO console commands that can help gamers accomplish all sorts of things, from shorter boot durations to higher performance. system.

    We tried to help you by compiling a list of the most useful console commands for CS:GO, which is effective and up to date. Check all the commands listed below, what they do and use the ones you think might be beneficial for your system or game.


    CS:GO is one of the most customizable competitive first-person shooters, thanks to the ability to add console commands. Players have the option to adjust the game's user interface (UI) according to their personal preferences, freely change their crosshairs, adjust any of the game's settings, and much more.

    How to use CS:GO console?

    For starters, all console commands can be added by the user through the game console. Players can simply press the tilde (`) to open the console after opening the game; if it doesn't open, you can go to 'Settings' and check the 'Enable developer console' box. You may need to restart the game once after enabling the game console for it to work properly.

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    How to enable CS:GO console Most Useful Console Commands for CS:GO

    Now that you know how to activate the CS:GO console and where to type the command, let's go ahead and check out the most useful console commands that will help improve your CS:GO experience, system performance, or both.

    Best console commands to improve CS:GO performance

    • cl_showfps 0-5

      This console command helps a user to access FPS information and other technical information, which is constantly displayed during a match.

      0 – hides this information, 1 – shows FPS information, 2 to 5 – displays additional information metrics.
    • fps_max 60

      This console command will adjust the FPS based on the non-ideal state of your system.

      0 – Removes the maximum FPS cap, 1 – Reverts to the previously set FPS cap.
    • net_graph 1

      This command reveals information such as FPS, ping and tick rate.
    • r_drawparticles 0

      This command disables the generation of small particles during a game, eliminating directly system load for smooth gaming experience.
    • mat_disable_bloom 1

      This command disables the bloom effect, further reducing system load and improving gameplay.
    • cl_use_opens_buy_menu 0

      This command prevents disturbance during a round by disabling the buy menu that may accidentally open during a round.
    • mm_dedicated_search_maxping [x]

      This command helps players to adjust the ping to a lower value than the default '80', slightly improving your ping during the CS:GO combo process.
    • cl_downloadfilter nosounds

      This command is simple and very effective as it prevents custom sounds from downloading from any game server.
    • voice_enable 0

      This command silences all your allies in the game via voice chat. You won't be able to hear them, but they can still communicate via text chat.
    • voice_scale [x]

      This command allows you to lower the sound of your teammates to a suitable level, which allows you to concentrate on the game without losing any crucial information.
    • cl_mute_enemy_team 1

      This command silences all your opponents, either by text or voice. They will not be able to communicate with you and vice versa.
    • Disconnect

      This command will remove you directly from the server and is a much faster way to exit to the main menu after a match.
    • Quit

      This command will immediately close CS:GO no matter what you are doing.
    • cl_hud_playercount_showcount 1

      This command simplifies information about enemies and teammates by disabling some of them.
    • hud_scaling [x]

      This command can be used to adjust the size of game interface elements and is between 0,5 and 0,95.
    • cl_drawhud 0

      This command removes all interface elements and helps players to fully focus on the game.
    • cl_draw_only_deathnotices 1

      This command hides all game elements except for death notifications.
    • Novid

      This command loads the CS:GO game a little faster when opened as it skips Valve's intro.
    • cl_radar_always_centered

      This command is really useful as it reveals the entire map on the radar during gameplay, it is more beneficial because the regular radar is more or less useless.
    • cl_show_team_equipment

      This command allows players to see the charge of their teammates.
    • sv_grenade_trajectory 1, sv_grenade_trajectory_time 10

      This command allows players to practice their grenades effectively.

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    Best console commands to change CS:GO mouse settings

    • sensitivity [x]

      This command allows you to set a specific sensitivity that fits your needs and comfort.
    • m_rawinput 1

      This command allows users to directly access the mouse while bypassing the operating system.
    • m_customaccel 1

      This command activates mouse acceleration, giving you a slight increase in sensitivity.
    • m_customaccel_scale [x]

      This command allows you to adjust the amount of mouse thrust needed.
    • m_forward [x]

      This command allows you to adjust the mouse sensitivity for forward movements.
    • m_side [x]

      This command allows you to adjust the mouse sensitivity for sideways movement.

    Best console commands to change CS:GO crosshair settings

    • cl_crosshairstyle [x]

      This command allows players to adjust the type of crosshair they would like to use.
    • cl_crosshair color [x]

      This command allows players to adjust the color of their cross.
    • cl_crosshairsize [x]

      This command allows players to adjust the size of their crosshairs.
    • cl_crosshairgap [x]

      This command allows players to adjust the amount of space they need between the crossbars.
    • cl_crosshairthickness [x]

      This command allows players to adjust the thickness of their crosshairs.
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