CS GO: Aiming skills and Performance Guide
Pubs however don’t feature teamplay. Pubs don’t aim for winning or loosing. Pubs only serve as fun-time games and should be seen as aiming practice. That’s all there is to say about public servers, except one thing: Good players WILL be voted to be kicked by newbies because they think they don’t play legit. I was at that point too, thinking someone was definately cheating his way until I watched him play in spectator mode and saw that he was using superb pre-aim, pre-fire and crosshair placement tactics as well as knowledge of the map. No shot was aligned indicating a wallhack but sheer observing known camping or peeking spots (all this explained later on). Use pubs with caution, since they contain of some whiny people, some good players and mainly newbies trying to get better as well as you do.
-> your crosshair will now be small, yellow and without a dot in the middle and clearly visible. Welcome back to cs-oldschool.
(these values is reset every restart, either put it in an autoexec or alter it every time you start the game)
-> your weapon will now be in the lower right corner and won’t minimize your view of the scene anymore. The FOV setting is the highest so you see a bit more of the stuff around you then before. I personally would prefer a FOV of 96 since this is the setting for 16:9 monitors, but csgo does not feature anything higher than 68, the default is 60.
Now go to options->control settings and put down your view-sensitivity to about 2.14, disable mouse smoothing and enable raw input. This will let you aim much more precise, if the 2.14 is too slow for your playstyle, notch it up a little if you want to, but keep it low for precise aiming. Thank me later.
In the end it should overall look like the following screenshots:
2.Create a new document.
3. Add whatever scripting code you wish to save in the autoexec
4.This step is crucial: SAVE THE FILE EXACTLY AS YOU SEE BELOW;
5.Save this in the cstrikecfg directory
6.Add this line to your config.cfg
Mine looks like this:
– Crouch down to improve your aim, oddly enough the chances of getting shot in the head increase too while crouched, use on own risk.
– Listen for footsteps and enemy fire (you can easily tell if it’s real fire or a decoy ‘nade).
– Practice throwing ‘nades in bot matches, easily enough you blind your whole team with a Flash and get them killed.
– Use Smokescreen to cover your movement or create a strangle-point.
– Molotov’s and Incendiary ‘nades are ONLY for stopping a rush, they don’t do enough damage to work as a threat ‘nade.
– Switch to your knife to move faster, use q to get back to your main weapon.
– Jump crouched to avoid sounds while landing.
– Move down and up ladders with shift pressed, it makes no sound.
– Shoot only when neccessary, the sound and dot on the radar give your position away.
– Shoot to kill, if you hit someone he WILL come back to kick you in the shin for that.
– Remember that hitting someone makes him move slower, an escaping enemy can be slowed and killed by two people like that.
That was basic knowledge I know everyone allready knows, but for the sake of saying it, it’s in my guide as well.
In conclusion, the peeking and crosshair placement now should look like mean aim and wall hax, a few people will nag you about it but experienced players will know that this is the only way to observe and clear hallways in an easy and secure manner. Mind over body, muscle memory over reaction shots, placement over headless running.
-> Training aiming and reaction
Start up a game with bots, increase the difficulty as you advance, this could even give you an advantage against aimboters since the highest bot setting reaches a level of unfair cpu timed shots right into your forehead. Train the crosshair placement and peeking but be aware that human players may be quicker in countering these techniques on pubs and especially matchmaking games.
Another good way to train spraying, reaction shots and aiming is to use a levels environment to your advantage: Seek windows, doorways and such to practice aiming at certain parts of the structure such as ledges, borders and objects in the world. It’s simple training but remember that simple push-ups can give you a sixpack the same way complex workout-machienes would give you.
Use Pubs to improve your play, classic casual to look for clues on strategies or gun-game to familiarize yourself with the numerous other weapons in the game to be able to pick them up from the ground and use them properly in a dangerous situation.
-> Making your brain learn it faster
This is actually no joke. Before entering the pit and training the basic skill set found in this article go for a 30 minut workout, jog, cycle or train muscles. Your brain builds neurons while you do sports and neurons are the grey matter in your brain that utilizes the learning-effect to imprint this on your brain and memory. Training muscles makes them “vulnerable” for every other movement, giving them a boost in building your muscle memory faster and easier. Long story short: workout before training or playing, that way you absorb the skills faster and learn as well as master them faster. Use this to get in shape and get better at csgo in the process! (I actually do that and it works for me!)
#1: See your team as equal players, no one is automatically a noob, nobody automatically a pro
#2: Convers with your team in team-say by pressing “u”, do this often, remain calm and discuss
#3: The weakest link of your team is the newest player, don’t call him a noob and don’t abandon him
#4: Pinpoint the weakest link, support that player and give him tips instead of going apeshit on him
#5: Try to keep your team focused, there are some whiners out there, get them under control
#6: Keep your team spirit up, tell people they do well or how to do better in a calm way
#7: Point out weaknesses of the enemy-team, discuss them and use them to your advantage
#8: It’s perfectly fine to joke around, use it as a team-anti-depressant
#9: If a strategy didn’t work, don’t ♥♥♥♥♥, discuss and try something else
#10: [MOST IMPORTANT RULE] Don’t be a ♥♥♥♥♥, don’t hate on others while you do bad yourself
#11: If you are a leader, be a leader not a boss, show them what to do instead of just giving orders
#12: Don’t run into your team-mates fire
#13: Don’t shoot your team-mates if you don’t have to (like in a CQB battle its inevitable)
That are rules built by common sense, one advice for MM lobbies I can certainly give: If there is a whiner that calls everybody a noob and you feel everybody hates him, kick him for your own sake and the group spirit. It’s better to play with a dumb BOT instead of someone makeing you angry all the time by typing stupid things in both general and team chat. Allways try to be friendly, even if it drifts towards a loose, tell what could have been done better, how to improve and realize that YOU are not the best player in the world either. The other team could have been just better than you were or you played with more inexperienced players, sometimes however you get a group that rocks everything and you will feel like a CS Pro, trust me.
In conclusion, teamplay is not about trying the hardest but having the best team spirit in the game itself. All Are completely random if you don’t play with friends. Designate roles in your group, Snipers, pushers, defenders and the bomb carrier as a VIP target. This may help you improve your random-group teamplay a huge chunk.